Representatives of the Association Rainbow and partner organizations: Subversive Front / Subversive Front from FYR Macedonia, Iskorak from Croatia, LGBT Forum Progres from Montenegro, Sarajevo Open Center from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Colegas – Confederación LGBT Española from Spain visiting social enterprises from Madrid:
- Angatá Asociación Cultural – Tienda de arte africano, which sale hand-made clothes and items created by women from Africa, and in that way empowers them.
- Fundación 26 de Diciembre whose primary activity is the provision of housing assistance to LGBT elderly people.
- UrbanDataEye is a company that deals with public health diagnostics in order to successfully address issues related to malfunction, safety, traffic jams or accidents.
Study visit is organized as one of the activities of the Erasmus + project “Coming Out of Unemployment” with the aim of economic empowerment of young LGBT members.
Association Duga, along with representatives of the partner organizations Subversive Front / Subversive Front , Iskorak, LGBT Forum Progres – Montenegro and Sarajevo Open Center participated in a conference on social entrepreneurship organized by Colegas – Confederación LGBT Española from Madrid as part of a study visit. The study visit is organized as the second activity of Erasmus + project “Coming Out of Unemployment” with the aim of economic empowerment of young LGBT people.
The conference was opened by Manuel Rodenas – coordinator of the LGBT community in Madrid, Javier Nieto Garcia – in charge of social integration in Madrid and Francisco Ramirez Martin – President of the organization Colegas from Madrid.
In the second part of the conference the participants had the opportunity to hear examples of good practice from representatives of social enterprises from Madrid: Casilda Heraso – Director of Selection of Entrepreneurs Ashoka, Iago Romero Ogando- founder of UrbanDataEye, Federico Armenteros – President Fundación 26 de Diciembre and Javier Jimenez Dorado – Aptent Soluciones.
The first working day of the study visit in LGBT organization Colegas from Madrid.
The study visit is the second activity of the project “Coming Out of Unemployment” and the aim of activity is to sharing experiences and practice in the field of the social entrepreneurship and LGBT situation in the partners countries.