about us

What is SOIN?

SOIN is a platform for social innovation and entrepreneurship in (Eastern) Europe. Launched as the Social Entrepreneurship School 'Eastern Partnership' in 2015, SOIN is focused on international ecosystem of social innovators from Germany and Eastern Europe and implements a range of capacity building and exchange programs in Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. Further details on the programs and events.


Sergey Medvedev, project manager of SOIN programs, head of Dekabristen e.V.
Carina Spreitzer, project coordinator at Dekabristen e.V.

Maksim Podberyozkin, coordinator for social business at ODB Brussels, Minsk

Maxim Pijevskii, director at Ecovisio, Chisinau

Anastasia Guliavina, co-founder of Impact Hub Moscow

Oleksandr Slavski, director of Impact Hub Odessa

The school is organized by the passionate individuals from the German, Ukrainian, and Russian Impact Hubs, Berlin's Dekabristen network and the crowdfunding platform planeta.ru and is realized with the support of the German Foreign Office.