Capacity building program for young leaders and innovators.

The program is focused on 17 goals of sustainable development and its implementation by civil society actors and take place in Germany, Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine from July 1, 2018 till December 31, 2019. Our activities include panel talks, accelerator and capacity building workshops on design thinking, social lean canvas, pitching skills, integrity and development of new social business models.

The program starts with intensive workshops in St.Petersburg, Odessa, Chisinau, Minsk, Kyiv and Moscow in 2018. The participants will discuss their project ideas or social business models, get feedback from experienced entrepreneurs and coaches, and pitch their projects to get into Acceleration program starting in January 2019. The Accelerator is focused on international cooperation and development of sustainable joint projects by participants from Germany and Eastern Europe. Accelerator includes mentoring of the project, online-coaching (February), participation in the Social Innovation Forum in Stuttgart and meetings with German partners in Berlin (March), testing of products, services or campaigning (April-June) and final pitches in Fall 2019.

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Sustainable Development Lab is a project by German NGO, Dekabristen e.V. and Social Innovation Berlin in cooperation with ODB Brussels (Minsk), Ecovisio (Chisinau), Impact Hub Moscow and Impact Hub Odessa financed by German Federal Foreign Office.

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