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Supported by Erasmus + Programme

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Open Digital Europe

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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 project “European Living Library for Young Citizens” was organized in Thessaloniki from August 23rd to 26th, 2021. The project involved over 100 citizens, including  33 invited participants from the cities of Belgrade (Serbia), Quart de Poblet (Spain), Skopje (North Macedonia), Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ljubljana (Slovenia), Brussels (Belgium). As part of this project European living libraries were organized in one of the main squares in Thessaloniki. Every living book which was present is a person with a unique identity and a life story ready to be shared with everyone who shows a willingness to listen. The citizens of Thessaloniki of all ages, genders and backgrounds were eager to “rent” our books and have fruitful discussions with them.

The living libraries were organized with the support of the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union. The aim of the project is to bring the European Living Library to different cities in Europe with the idea of boosting the dialogue between citizens from different countries and socio-economic backgrounds in order to break prejudice and stereotypes between them.

Stay tuned and follow our work as we intend to bring the Living Library to Sarajevo, Skopje, Valencia, Ljubljana and Belgrade. Don’t miss your opportunity to become a part of the effort of building understanding between European countries and people.

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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