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Out of the Box International develops a tailor made open data model and policies based on open digital environment which is transparent, accountable and secured.

Social Businesses

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Out of the Box International works with already existing hubs, various local and national stakeholders and social entrepreneurs in order to further develop and promote successful social entrepreneurship policies and practices.

Solidarity Europe

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Out of the Box International delivers expertise in the field of cohesive policies by using cross-sectorial approach and non-formal  education, in a global perspective.

European Project

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Out of the Box International  works further to enhance current cooperation in South East Europe region and actively supports the integration of all European countries in common European project.

The beginning of November 2022 brought the team of Out of the Box to meetings all over Europe for projects TAPROOM, REBUILD and CI-YOU, all taking place on the 3rd and 4th of November.

The CI-YOU meeting took place in Maribor, Slovenia, and it was hosted by MIITR.

The main aim of the project “CI-You: Circular economy youth leaders” is to help further improve the level of green business culture in Europe by providing youth with knowledge and concepts in the field of Circular Economy.

The project aims to develop circular entrepreneurial skills and self-employment possibilities for youth by raising awareness of the importance and the potential of Circular Economy among public administration at the regional and local levels.

During the meeting, partners discussed the recently implemented Training of Trainers in Novi Sad, Serbia, ongoing project activities and future actions including the Training of Young people in Brussels, the closure of IO2, and remaining tasks for IO3 and IO4. The final project meeting is set to take place in Brussels, in February 2023.

The CI-You project is implemented by 8 partners: from Greece (Ekpaideftiki Etairia and the Institute of Entrepreneurship Development), Belgium (Out of the Box International), Cyprus (Center of Social Innovation LTD), Serbia (Edufons), Hungary (IMRO-DDKK Környezetvédelmi Nonprofit Kft), Italy (JUMP – Gioventù in riSalto) and Slovenia (Mednarodni institut za implementacijo trajnostnega razvoja).

The project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ KA2 Programme of the European Commission.


The REBUILD meeting took place in Malaga, Spain, hosted by AIIJ.

The main aim of the project REBUILDing society through youth engagement is to empower youth organisations/informal groups of young people, and underrepresented young people by enhancing their participation, dialogue, civic engagement and networking at the local and EU level while supporting the rebuilding of inclusive and greener societies in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis.

During the meeting, partners discussed the closure of WP2 and WP3, the developments within WP4, youth initiatives and WP5, the policy process and the Youth Summit in Brussels which will take place in Brussels, in Spring 2023.

The project is implemented by 7 partners from Italy (CESIE), Martinique – France (D’Antilles & D’Ailleurs), Greece (KMOP), Spain (AIIJ), Lithuania (Active Youth Association), Cyprus (CARDET) and Belgium (OTB).

The REBUILD project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ KA3 European Youth Together Programme of the European Commission.


The TAPROOM Meeting took place in Munich, Germany, hosted by ITALCAM.

The project “TAPROOM: Training in the Production and Marketing of Organic and Craft Beer” aims to develop a multidisciplinary, interactive & comprehensive b-learning training course in the production and marketing of organic and craft beer making. It seeks to promote beer as part of the art and intangible cultural heritage of the EU. All of this is linked to the EU organic products market which has been experiencing strong growth in demand and production over the last 10 years.

During the meeting, the partners discussed the closure of project activities and remaining tasks, the upcoming TAPROOM conference in Malta, in December 2022, and national TAPROOM multiplier events. The meeting continued with a study visit to a local brewery.

The TAPROOM project is implemented by 5 partners from Malta (Malta Business Foundation), Belgium (Out of the Box International), Italy (GAL Molise Verso il 2000), Bulgaria (AVA Creations Foundation) and Germany (Italienische Handelskammer München-Stuttgart Camera di Commercio Italo-Tedesca).

The project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ KA2 Programme of the European Commission

Why Out of the Box International

The seemingly ever-lasting depression of European economies has shaken the very foundations of many European societies. The shear rate of unemployment in Europe and the omnipresent environmental crisis coupled with the often frustratingly slow process of decision making in the EU, are calling for civil society actors to step in and fill the void.

In the aftermath of the 2008. economic crisis, the apprehension of falling under the spell of apathy of economic depression across the continent has not been easy to shake off. However, pinpointing the culprits for the current state of affairs on any particular EU decision maker is not the answer. Nonetheless, the fact remains that the current approach to the economic and environmental crisis hasn’t yet shown the affected citizens the light at the end of the tunnel.

As representatives of the civil society we feel the need to make our voice heard in the midst of the current debate on economic crisis. Being a social enterprise we offer new and feasible ideas in education and community work, creative cross-sectorial cooperation among different actors and strong networking coalitions to turn these dire economic challenges into possibilities through social entrepreneurship initiatives which aim at benefiting wide range of citizens, particularly vulnerable groups and those affected by the economic crisis.

Social entrepreneurship is a simple concept that has been put into practice by civil society actors for the benefit of a specific social group or people, and this is precisely what we want: to create projects and initiatives with fresh ideas in different policies, educational programs or tools, support businesses, empower cultural initiatives and offer different solutions to individuals, corporate bodies, everybody who believe that we can have more Creative, Innovative and Cohesive Europe.


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