Diesis Network

Diesis Network is the only social economy organisation official partner of the European Commission in the New European Bauhaus initiative. As such it is invited and contributes to the NEB Lab created by the EC to work with its growing community to co-create, prototype and test the tools, solutions and policy actions that will facilitate the transformation on the ground. Founded in 1997, Diesis Network is now one of the widest networks specialised in supporting the development of the social economy, social entrepreneurship and social innovation.

Municipality of Split

Split is the second largest city as well as second largest municipality in Croatia with 162.873 inhabitants according to 2022 census. It is the largest city on the Croatian Adriatic coast and the centre of Urban Agglomeration Split. Split’s main attraction is without a doubt Roman emperor Diocletian’s Palace. City’s rich history is displayed across the whole area, with numerous archaeological sites and buildings under UNESCO heritage protection. As an important Croatian and Mediterranean cultural, university, economic and sport centre, Split has great spatial, professional, scientific and productive potential. The city’s primary industry sectors include the intensively growing tourism sector; shipbuilding, commerce, trade shows and development of new technologies. Main objective of City of Split, local government, is to represent all the citizens, improving the quality of their life, protecting the more disadvantage ones, promoting the economic development of the local eco system. City of Split, has 8 sectors, employing 420 persons with annual budget of approximately 180 million euros.


CEDRA Split gathers stakeholders with 25+ years of experience in sustainable human, social and community development, (eco-) social innovation, and enterprising. It serves as an educational centre of the University of Split supporting agile and integrated development planning, stakeholder engagement, capacity building, clustering, project, program and product co-creation, incubation, acceleration, and scaling. CEDRA Split and its members, experts and partners have been part of multiple PPP projects combining the principles and practices of NEB, social economy and investments.

Luznava Manor

Luznavas muiza/ Luznava Manor is a public body – a cultural heritage and tourism estate in rural area under the local authority - Rezekne Municipality in the eastern part of Latvia. The estate is organizing cultural events, non-formal educational activities, workshops, social participation events, involving local community and volunteers in activities, supporting local entrepreneurship. It is an ambassador of social entrepreneurship in the region, realizing local and international culture, arts, inclusion, youth projects.


The Social Entrepreneurship Association of Latvia (SEAL) is a member organization to promote the development of social entrepreneurship in Latvia. We bring together like-minded organizations, companies and people who believe that social entrepreneurship in Latvia has huge potential and who are ready to participate in the development and strengthening of the sector. The SEAL currently has 2 full time and 2 part time employees and more than 150 members – social enterprises, social entrepreneurship support organizations, social entrepreneurship ecosystem players and interested individuals. SEAL is the biggest national level organization regarding social entrepreneurship in Latvia, serves both as an advocacy body, knowledge sharing platform and one-stop-agency about social entrepreneurship related topics.

Municipality of Roccavaldina

The city of Roccavaldina, placed on the slopes of the Peloritani Mountains (Sicily), is part of a territorial area of great naturalistic interest, rich of landscape resources, characterized by an appreciable local history, that has left various traces in the urban fabric of the village. Today it counts almost 1100 inhabitants. In the past, the area has been characterized by an economy mainly based on agriculture and handcrafts. In Roccavaldina, an old abandoned industrial area is being redeveloped to become an installation of land art and a production center of social enterprises on innovative bio-materials, the results of research programs in which the Foundation Horcynus Orca is participating. Roccavaldina acts as a link with other local institutions and associations.

Foundation Horcynus Orca

The Horcynus Orca Foundation was born from the relationship between research bodies, socially and environmentally responsible companies and third sector actors, with the mission of enhancing the area of the Strait of Messina through permanent international paths of cultural, scientific and of the civil economy. Today the Foundation is hosting and managing the pole of Mediterranean cultures, the International Center for Marine and Environmental Sciences and Technologies and the center of scientific dissemination and cultural and educational tourism.


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