The Organization for Social Innovation “ARNO” invites again all young people(18-35) with a desire to develop business ideas that offer solutions to social or environmental challenges, to apply for RISE Journey 2, until 04-th of October (Monday), 23:59h. If you were waiting for a sign- this is it (the extended deadline). 

If you are a team (at least 2 people) with a desire to do something useful for yourself, your community, or the environment and you need help in the way of making it- RISE Journey is the program you should apply to:) Don’t worry if you are not sure what is a business model, if you don’t know much of what is a social enterprise, how to calculate costs for salaries, how to write a press release or do a market research, if you are scared of the process. RISE Journey is designed for the beginners and for the dreamers, we do offer: knowledge (trainings, meetups), support( mentors= people who believe and support you), some finances (for the 2 best teams from the Journey), and fun and friendships.

📍The application should be completed in English, and it can be found HERE.
📍Before filling in the application, you should read the entire call  available HERE
📍All previously answered questions can be found in this online document.
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📍If you have additional questions, feel free to send an email to olga@arno.org.mk

RISE project is being implemented in the Western Balkans region with the goal to offer young people a program through which they will develop their ideas, starting from scratch. Apart from mentoring and expert support, the program also offers motivation, inspirational stories, socializing and regional networking. At the end of the first phase of the ideation, two selected teams from each country will receive financial and expert support for further development of their social business.

The RISE project is developed and monitored by a consortium composed of the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO), GROUPE SOS Pulse, South East European Youth Network (SEEYN), Institut Francais, and the Franco-German Youth Office (OFAJ), and implemented by six local incubators: ARNO, Balkan Green Foundation, Nesto vise, Smart Kolektiv, IEC Tehnopolis and Yunus Social Business.
This project is co-funded by the French Development Agency (AFD) and the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO).

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