Opportunity for social entrepreneurs worldwide to win a free trip to Oslo

The FERD Award for Social Entrepreneurship aims to celebrate current or past participants of JA-YE entrepreneurship programmes, who through their JA enterprises have created a positive social impact in various fields of activities.

They have the driving passion to change social patterns and make them better, by introducing new products/services or technologies, or by having a different approach than the traditional one.

Awards are given to young entrepreneurs who have achieved a positive social impact through their activity and they show personal commitment towards facilitating social development. 

Read more about the FERD Award

The finalist teams will all be invited to the JA-YE Europe Company of the Year Competition in Oslo, August 4-7, 2011. The ultimate winner of the FERD Award for Social Entrepreneurship will be announced at the Awards Dinner during the JA-YE Europe Company of the Year Competition in Oslo in August 2011.

Criteria for selection:

  • Applicants must  present an innovative and practical business model that aims to solve a social problem 
  • The business idea has the following characteristics: innovative, sustainable, scalable, and replicable.
  • Applicants must  have participated in a JA-YE entrepreneurship programme 
  • Applicants must have set up their own enterprise, and run it successfully for at least one year
  • Applicants must be under the age of 40 years old on March 1st 2011

Deadline for completed applications: March 1st 2011.

For more information, please contact
Roxana Stefanescu, Roxana@ja-ye.org



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