Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization

The Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC) is a unique model of multilateral political and economic initiative aimed at fostering interaction and harmony among the Member States, as well as to ensure peace, stability and prosperity encouraging friendly and good-neighbourly relations in the Black Sea region. The BSEC Headquarters – the Permanent International Secretariat of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC PERMIS) – was established in March 1994 and is located in Istanbul. For further information please visit:

Black Sea Commission

The Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution via its Permanent Secretariat is the intergovernmental body established in implementation of the Convention on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution (Bucharest Convention), its Protocols and the Strategic Action Plan for the Environmental Protection and Rehabilitation of the Black Sea (SAP 2009). For further information please visit:

Austrian Development Cooperation

Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) supports countries in Africa, Asia and Central America as well as in South Eastern and Eastern Europe in their sustainable social, economic and democratic development. For further information please visit:



Established in 1992, the year of the Rio Earth Summit, the GEF Small Grants Programme embodies the very essence of sustainable development by "thinking globally acting locally". By providing financial and technical support to projects that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people's well-being and livelihoods, SGP demonstrates that community action can maintain the fine balance between human needs and environmental imperatives.

UN Global Compact

The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. By doing so, business, as a primary driver of globalization, can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere. For further information please visit:

SEED Initiative

Founded by UNEP, UNDP and IUCN at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, SEED supports innovative small-scale and locally driven entrepreneurships around the globe which integrate social and environmental benefits into their business model. For further information please visit:


The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy. UNCTAD has progressively evolved into an authoritative knowledge-based institution whose work aims to help shape current policy debates and thinking on development, with a particular focus on ensuring that domestic policies and international action are mutually supportive in bringing about sustainable development. For further information please visit:

UNEP MAP Regional Activity Center for Cleaner Production (CP/RAC)

The Regional Activity Centre for Cleaner Production (CP/RAC) is a centre for international cooperation with Mediterranean countries on development and innovation in the production sector and civil society, based on more sustainable consumption and production models. For further information please visit:


Ashoka is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs—men and women with system changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Since 1980, Ashoka elected nearly 3,000 leading social entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, providing them with living stipends, professional support, and access to a global network of peers in 70 countries. For further information please visit:


Toniic is an international impact investor network promoting a sustainable global economy by investing in entrepreneurs, enterprises, and funds seeking to change the world for the better. For further information please visit:


Angello enables the combining of investment finance, capacity building and mentoring for the empowerment of entrepreneurs and businesses in Emerging Eastern Europe so that, through the creation of employment and income, families and communities can thrive financially, socially and spiritually. For further information please visit:


Social Economy Institute Greece

The Social Economy Institute provides support to social enterprises, NGOs, and public authorities in Greece regarding sustainability, innovation and social entrepreneurship.

ACGRC Armenia

ACGRC works as both a think-tank and an advocacy group, aiming at promotion of democratic values, strengthening of civil society and the rule of law in Armenia, development of free market economy, regional integration and peaceful resolution of regional conflicts.

East European Foundation Moldova

The East European Foundation is a non-profit, public interest organization that continues building democratic systems in Moldova, empowering Moldovan citizens and fostering sustainable development through education, technical assistance and grant programs that promote civil society development, strengthen media, enhance good governance and build economic prosperity.

Sens - Social Economy Network Serbia

SENS is committed to the development of a strong and sustainable social economy in Serbia. The network aims to provide education, advice and promotion to its members in all phases of starting and running a businesses. By networking and sharing knowledge and experience, social enterprises become stronger, more visible and influential.