Soin Network
Social Innovation for Eastern Europe
  • Seminars and conferences
    What is sustainability? What is social entrepreneurship? How to get started with a social start-up? What are the funding options? These and many other questions are elucidated over the series of workshops at our partner organizations.
  • Innovate 4 Change
    Workshop in Germany and distribution of microgrants to implement a project in your region
  • Sustainable Development Lab
    International Program for the Development of Social Entrepreneurship and Civil Projects for Sustainable Development. The program consists of seminars on the basics of social business, discussions on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, an exchange program in Germany and the regions of Eastern Europe and an accelerator for the development of bilateral projects.
What is SOIN?
SOIN is a platform for social innovation and entrepreneurship in (Eastern) Europe. Launched as the Social Entrepreneurship School 'Eastern Partnership' in 2015, SOIN is focused on international ecosystem of social innovators from Germany and Eastern Europe and implements a range of capacity building and exchange programs in Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. Further details on the programs and events.

The program consists of workshops, specialized workshops, discussions, and an SDG accelerator. SOIN was founded on the initiative of the German non-governmental organization Dekabristen e.V. The events are held in cooperation with the Minsk office of ODB Brussels, Ecovisio Moldova, the German, Ukrainian, and Russian Impact Hubs, the Green Movement of Russia "ECA", the Chasopis Eduspace co-working in Kiev and the crowdfunding platform with the financial support of the German Foreign Ministry.