Social enterprise summit – annually organized and main social entrepreneurship eco-system event in Lithuania.

The Sixth Summit aims to be as colorful as ever – to talk about diversity and innovation, partnerships that helps to develop creative solutions. During the event, in innovative spaces, representatives of national and regional government, academics, social entrepreneurs from Lithuania and Europe will meet. Together we will discuss measures to promote partnerships, more efficient public or social services and, of course, impact-driven results.
Social enterprise summit consists of inspirational keynotes, discussions, networking and workshops, that aims to build a better environment for social enterprises growth in Lithuania.

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Event program

17.30 – 18.30Social Entrepreneurship: Innovations in Lithuania and beyond

Moderator: Andželika Rusteikienė

Participants: Rugilė Andziukevičiūtė-Buzė, advisor to the Prime MinisterEdvinas Regelskis CEO of Lithuanian Social entrepreneurship association, Jurgita Ribinskaitė – Glatzer, Reach For Change, Monika Juknienė, NVO Avilys, Tim van Wijk, CEO Pirmas Blynas

18.30 – 21.00Informal discussion together with Forum participants and representatives of Lithuanian social entrepreneurship ecosystem

9:30 Registration

10:00 Opening and welcoming speeches

10:20 Policy lessons in the European context: launch of the In-depth policy review  “Boosting social entrepreneurship and social enterprise development in Lithuania”, conducted by the OECD in partnership with the European Commission, Antonella Noya, OECD and Risto Raivio, European Commission

11:40 Social entrepreneurship and Social Innovation – what was achieved in Lithuania since 2012? Arūnas Survila, NVO Avilys director, member of State Progress Council in Lithuania

12:00 Coffee break

12:30 Effect, impact indicators and how to identify it – institutional level, Vincent Belgraver, Sinzer, Netherlands

13:15 Tools for outsourcing public services, foreign practices – Social impact bonds, Jussi Nykänen, EPIQUS, Finland

14:00 Lunch

14:45 Ways of delivering public services: our journey from public authority to independent organization,Sarah James,CEO of the Arts Development Company

15:30 Social services field in Lithuania, Guoda Vaičekauskaitė, Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour

16:00 Public services field in Lithuania – situation and social partners involvement opportunities, Gytis Morkūnas, Head of Entrepreneurship department, Enterprise Lithuania

16:30 Coffee break

17:00 Social entrepreneurship and social, public services field in Lithuania – vision, cases, and investment – panel discussion

Moderator: Arūnas Survila

Participants: Gintaras Vilda, Vice minister of Economy and Innovations, Eitvydas Bingelis, Vice minister of Social Affairs and Labour, Ilona Javičienė, Ministry of Agriculture,  Solveiga Ratkevičiūtė, CEO, Social taxi, Martinas Žaltauskas, Head of Information and Support Center for Non-Governmental Organizations



History of the Summit

The Social Enterprise Summit is a social business forum held annually in Lithuania.

Every year the forum brings together representatives from social enterprises, national government ministries, municipal governments, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), foundations, associations, and any business or organisation which has an interest in, or is working towards ‘public good’.


Social business forum- 2014 annual report: English;
Social business forum- 2015 annual report: English;
Social business forum- 2016 annual report: English;
Social business forum- 2017 annual report: English;

Social business forum – 2018 annual report: English.


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