INTERNATIONAL
PARTNERSHIP
One of the framework areas of the SOL Center's work is international partnership and cooperation. We are consistently developing this area of activity and will continue to move in this direction.

Over the years, the SOL Innovation Center has become a partner of many interesting international programs and events.

In particular, we cooperate with leading foundations and social enterprises that help solve socially significant problems in Europe. We also organize visiting sessions for social entrepreneurs in Russia — to exchange experience and search for new partnerships.

Thus, we solve the problem of the underrepresentation of Russia's social leaders in the global community. We received this information during the work on the Map of Changemakers in Russia — SoChain, which presents data on 1489 socially-oriented projects and organizations.

An in-depth study of SoChain showed that changemakers lack knowledge of international practices and involvement in international activities, and since 2017 the SOL Center has been consistently solving the identified problem.


Enabling investors for impact to maximize social impact through increased resources, collaboration and expertise.

Cooperation
2018
Section «Successful examples of venture philanthropy in the countries of the former USSR», participants — Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine.

2019
Organization of a round table on the topic «Why education is a driver of social investment» within the ImpactFest festival, preceding the 15th annual EVPA conference.

2020
Investment Director for the SOL Center Andrey Andrusov took part in the annual EVPA conference. He gave a report on "IMM (Impact management and measurement) accelerator for investees: experience and questions".

2021
In April, the SOL Center team took part in the international conference Impact Fire Talks, organized by the Financial Agency for Social Entrepreneurs (FASE) in cooperation with the Ashoka Foundation and EVPA.
Ashoka envisions a world in which everyone is a changemaker: a world where all citizens are powerful and contribute to change in positive ways.

Cooperation
Since 2017, the SOL Center has been cooperating with the Ashoka Foundation. In particular, the finalists of the SOL Contest receive a grant to study in Europe under the Ashoka Visionary Program for social entrepreneurs.

2019
Organization of a round table on the topic «Gateway to Russia» with the subtitle "Unlocking the potential of impact scaling on the example of the largest country in Europe".

2020
In 2020, the SOL Center took part in the annual Ashoka Changemakers Summit, which was held online. The SOL Center held a conference "Secrets of Successful Partnerships. Three cases of localization in the Russian Federation", where entrepreneurs who have already implemented several Ashoka practices in Russia spoke:
  • Alena Markovich (Teacher for Russia)
  • Yulia Yakel (Slow Food Russia)
  • Anatoly Popko (Concerts in the dark).

2021
SOL Center initiated in Russia the localization of the Cycling Without Age project by the Danish Ashoka Fellow Ole Kassow. At the moment, Tatiana Drozdova (Young Old), finalist of the SOL Contest, is engaged in its implementation of the project.
YPO Young Presidents' Organisation
YPO is the global leadership community of more than 29,000 chief executives in 130 countries who are driven by the belief that the world needs better leaders.

YPO Russia — YPO Russian Chapter.

Cooperation
2017
The finalists of the SOL Contest become members of the YPO Legacy Program and get the opportunity to take part in all programs and events that YPO conducts in Russia.
MitOst connects active citizens in an open and diverse network
in Europe and its neighbouring regions

Cooperation

2018
September, 2018
The finalists and participants of the SOL Contest took part in an educational trip to Berlin to exchange experiences and best practices in the field of social entrepreneurship.

December, 2018
The international forum Social Impact Days was organized in Moscow and Yaroslavl. One of the results of the forum was the creation of a new project «Museum-Factory» — an interactive museum space, opened on the basis of the Yaroslavl industrial fabric factory «Krasny Perekop».

2019
December, 2019
Joint business breakfast with the London School of System Changes, the LSE Skolkovo Center for Sustainable Development and representatives of MitOst in Moscow, dedicated to a modern approach to identifying systemic problems.

2020
Deputy Coordinator of the Civil Society Development Department MitOst e.V. Zoya Lukyanova became a member of the independent jury of the 4th annual SOL Contest.

2021
A project of a joint educational program of the SOL Center and MitOst e.V. is being prepared.
The School has three core learning offerings depending on the level of system change practice in your work. The School's curriculum is underpinned by the five core capabilities needed for systems change.

Cooperation

2019
June, 2019
The SOL Center provided grants for training at the School of System Changes to the finalists of the SOL Contest.

October, 2019
A joint event of the SOL Center and the creative space of the HEADQUARTERS in Smolensk — «London Approach to Smolensk».

December, 2019
Joint business breakfast with the London School of System Changes, the LSE Skolkovo Center for Sustainable Development and representatives of MitOst in Moscow, dedicated to a modern approach to identifying systemic problems.

2020
Two employees of the SOL Center were trained at the School of System Changes.

THNK School of Creative Leadership (Netherlands) is a social enterprise that conducts experimental and transformative leadership programs to develop creative leaders capable of offering innovative solutions to complex global problems.

2021
Finalist of the SOL Contest Evgenia Kuznetsova received a grant for styding in the program of the THNK School of Creative Leadership.