Eva, Maria, Julia and Sophia
Took part in a social entrepreneurship training programme
Location: Austria, Klagenfurt
“We need to help social entrepreneurs, now more than ever”
A great idea is about more than just a concept. It also requires good timing. Take Austria's SIAA (Social Impact for the Alps Adriatic region) project. It created a favourable ecosystem for the development of social businesses, ready just in time for COVID-19. Eva, Maria, Julia and Sophia are amongst the social innovators who could benefit from immediate support during the crisis. “We had access to new trainings, with tools for web meetings and a collaborative web platform,” they explain. The new social businesses should be launched within the coming months. “We can certainly say that the pandemic helped us to find a more inclusive way to support and assist people. We will definitely use this virtual format again in the future”.