social entrepreneurship

Association was founded in 2008,  as a non-profit, non-government and non-partisan association, with the goal to gather parents of children with disabillities ( menthal or physical ), citizens, humanitarians, donators, sponsors and experts that want to help the association in socialization, rehabilitation and intergration in social and work enviroments of children and youth with disabilities. Since it was founded in 2008,  Association executed over 30 different projects.

It's mission is to eliminate all forms of violence and discrimitation against women and children by involving them in educational programs, with help and asistance for victims of violence,  collaboration with institutions, promotion and protection of womens rights.

Impact Hub Zagreb was initiated in 2013 in Zagreb by a group of social entrepreneurs who founded an association Pokreni ideju (Start an Idea) – Association for Social Innovation Promotion along with the Pokreni ideju j.d.o.o. (Start an Idea Ltd).

Cluster for Eco-Social Innovation and Development CEDRA Split was founded in 2013 as a follow-up of several local, regional and national initiatives and projects.

Being a lead organisation in social enterprise development of Croatia, Slap has opened a social enterprise of its own – Modra nit d.o.o. Modra nit is a marketing agency specialised for visibility of project funded from the European Union and it has been founded in the year 2010. It was during the implementation period of Slap’s project where Modra nit made its first steps into the world of visibility for the European Union funded projects. Modra nit d.o.o.

The members of the cooperative are physical and legal persons interested in development of economy based on democracy, social responsibility, transparency and solidarity. Besides individuals, members include enterprises, cooperatives, artisans, family farms, civil society organizations, trade unions, local action groups, local governments, developmental agencies, universities, etc. In 2017, the Cooperative has more than 1.100 members.

Association for Children and Youth with Disabilities “Zvono” (Bell), founded by parents of children and youth with disabilities, is providing assistance and care for disabled children and youth in wider Belišće and Valpovo area (Eastern Croatia). Zvono Association promotes independence for their members and develops programs for employment of people with disabilities. It promotes the philosophy of inclusion and works to improve conditions in the local community to achieve the normalization and inclusion of persons with disabilities in that community.

Association for Creative Development Slap is a development oriented organisation, registered in the year 2000 as a non-governmental organisation. Slap is dedicated to promotion of eco-social economy values and practises being a leader in social enterprise in Croatia. Associations main office is in Osijek and the main goal is to create sustainable model of eco-social economy in the Slavonian region.

In co-ownership, there are more than 900 small shareholders – inhabitants of a little Istrian municipality Bale and people who are called “friends of Bale”.

The Zlatna Greda d.o.o. (Golden Beam Ltd) ecotourism agency is the first ecotourism agency in Croatia, founded in 2006 and in full ownership of the Association Zeleni Osijek. Zlatna greda is a social entreprise and the profit that they earn goes straight to the nature and environment protection activities.

This ecotourism agency is the main and only organiser of activities connected to ecotourism in the Eco centre Zlatna Greda. The ecotourism agency is a member of Association of Croatian Travel Agencies (UHPA).