Upbeat Forum

Rights to Grow Dissemination Seminar

Event venue: Budva, Crna Gora

 16-17 Septembar 2019.

DIESIS network in cooperation with its member ADP-Zid and their company Upbeat hub, are pleased to invite you to the Upbeat Forum of Social Innovations – vol. 3 which is entirely dedicated to the social economy. The forum will be held in Budva, Montenegro, 16th and 17th of September 2019.

About 80 actors of social business, practitioners, supporters of development, and young people interested in the development of social economy from Montenegro, the Western Balkans Region and representatives of the Diesis network from several different EU countries will gather in the capital of the tourism industry of Montenegro in order to contribute to the search for a new approach development of this kind of economy in the region. The forum is an opportunity to improve dialogue on the cooperation of stakeholders of social economy, community business and supporters, but also a place for analysing trends that can contribute to the cooperation and development of different forms of partnerships and platforms at the regional level and within the Western Balkan region.

The Forum will host an important EU event, the dissemination seminar of the project “R2G – Rights to Grow”, a two-year project led by DIESIS, funded by the European Commission within the budget line “Information, consultation and participation of company representatives”. The project aims at mapping governance models of social enterprises across Europe, identifying and analysing good practices and making policy recommendations for the EU, national and local institutions and stakeholders to encourage the growth of social enterprises in Europe.

Draft of agenda is attached. A detailed agenda would be published after the finalization of the list of participants and panelists.


For any additional questions, feel free to contact us by e-mail: igormiloseviczid@gmail.com

Upbeat vol. 2 – The Social Innovation Forum was held on December 4th and 5th, 2018 in Podgorica. During this two-day event, we talked about innovation in community, business and technology, as well as blockchain. The event brought together practitioners and experts in the field of innovation, from the region and Europe, which gave us the opportunity to work together to create recommendations for the region in the upcoming period.
Upbeat vol. 1, held on December 7th, 2017 enabled the networking of creators, professionals, thinkers with interests in different fields that respond to community challenges by creating concrete solutions. Last year’s event brought together over 100 participants, 15 lecturers from several European countries exploring opportunities and perspectives of the community through the following topics and workshops:
  • Enhancing the environment for creating social innovations based on the needs of the society;
  • Transformation of social potentials into business;
  • Coworking community and crowdfunding;
Last year’s Forum provided the opportunity, first of all to young people, for sharing experiences from those who created some sort of social innovation or started their own social enterprise. This event also served to provide mutual consultation and create a space for cooperation between organizations and practitioners of social innovation.
For more information you can contact us by e-mail: info@zid.org.me and phone: +382 (0)20 207 130

Upbeat Forum 2017.

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