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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.

Pilot testing of the YECh Youth Volunteering Certification Platform

Out of the Box International, together with partners from Germany, Cyprus, Italy, Portugal, Greece and United Kingdom is launching an invitation to participate in pilot testing for the project “YECh – Youth voluntEering Certification”.

The project aims to foster the inclusion, active youth participation and enhance employability of young people by establishing a certificate of volunteer work in order to validate the knowledge, skills and competencies of young volunteers and youth workers. The main objective of the project is to support employability, as well as learning, and facilitate transition between different levels and fields of education, while promoting transparency and recognition of qualifications within the European Union member states.

In order to reach results, an e-learning platform was created to host all the training materials and the tools developed as part of the training program of this project. The visitors of the platform will have the chance to receive certification after short training periods. In order to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the platform, pilot testing is scheduled to take place in August, 2020. Pilot sessions will take place online. The participants of this pilot implementation will be young people and volunteers at NGOs.


The successful participants will get the title of Certified Volunteer Worker. This recognition will foster the development of social and youth workers, social entrepreneurs and generally people working in NGOs and social organizations.



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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