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What is Ashoka Europe Fellowship?

The Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program is a co-learning and co-creation community to leverage Ashoka's local and global experience, resources and networks in order to advance social entrepreneurship and changemaking for the good of all - across the continent.

The Program empowers and connects Ashoka Fellows, Ashoka Support Network (ASN) members, Partners of Ashoka, Ashoka Staff and Ashoka Young Changemakers, Change Leaders in Educations(Ashoka Changemaker Schools)  and also other interested change leaders and key players in the social entrepreneurship ecosystem, media, business and academia in Europe.to learn from one another and aim for systems change in co-creative ways.

We are working towards a future where everyone can be a changemaker, bring social change into powerful action and thrive as an impactful (system) change leaders.

We do this by:   

  1. CO-LEARNING crucial skills: Through workshops, retreats and online learnings, we offer the most crucial knowledge that Ashoka has collected from leading social entrepreneurs (Ashoka Fellows) worldwide over the past 40 years. Find out more here!  
  2. KNOWLEDGE in action: In collaboration with key ecosystem partners, we pave the way for social entrepreneurs in Europe to thrive. We do this by openly sharing our insights and our knowledge and by co-creating a new status quo. Find out more here.  
  3. CO-CREATION in action: We connect changemakers from across Europe and ignite co-creation and collective action on some of the most pressing challenges and issues in Europe. Find out more here! 

Ashoka envisions a world where everyone can be a changemaker and where everyone actively contributes to positive change! Let’s inspire one another to grow as (system) change leaders and have the biggest possible impact through the power of connection and co-creation.

The Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program

The Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program is a co-learning and co-creation community to leverage Ashoka's local and global experience, resources and networks in order to advance social entrepreneurship and changemaking for the good of all - across the continent.

The Program empowers and connects Ashoka Fellows, Ashoka Support Network (ASN) members, Partners of Ashoka, Ashoka Staff and Ashoka Young Changemakers, Change Leaders in Educations and also other interested change leaders and key players in the social entrepreneurship media, business and academia ecosytstems in Europe to learn from one another and aim for systems change in co-creative ways.

We do this by:

  • Co-learning: Nurturing and practicing change leadership within our community. Find out more here!  
  • Empowering the ecosystem to support social entrepreneurship in Europe. Find out more here!  
  • Igniting Collective impact and collaborations to enable changemaking around Europe's most pressing challenges. Find out more here!  

We are working towards a future where everyone can be a changemaker, bring social change into powerful action and thrive as an impactful (system) change leaders.

Let´s take the next step together for bigger impact!

Co-learning


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The Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program enables a space where Ashoka´s community comes together to learn, co-create and innovate on cutting-edge topics in social entrepreneurship and changemaking.

Empowering the Ecosystem


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Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program enable a spaces for key players of the social entrepreneurship ecosystem in Europe to come together, exchange and collaborate. We offer our knowledge and insights with the aim of improving the ecosystem in Europe in a way that it enables social innovators to thrive.

Igniting Collective Impact


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The Ashoka Europe Fellowship Program enable spaces for Ashoka's community to cocreate pan-European initiatives that address Europe's most pressing challenges by hosting labs to develop new collaborations and collective impact initiatives.

Calendar

Fri, 18 Sep 2020
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Deadline of application
Systems Change | DEADLINE of APPLICATION
Apply by 18th of September and take part in the whole System Change module (October 2020 - January 2021)

Find out more about the whole SYSTEMS CHANGE online course here. Or apply directly here.

Thu, 1 Oct 2020
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deadline of application
Wellbeing Lab | DEADLINE OF APPLICATION
Apply now!

Find out more about the WELLBEING module here.
Or apply directly here.

Fri, 2 Oct 2020
Giulia Sergi
Florian Rutsch
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
Systems Change | Kick-off call (start of the module)
Join to sharpen your systems change strategy!

Find out more about the whole SYSTEMS CHANGE online course here.
Or apply directly here.

Thu, 15 Oct 2020
Florian Rutsch
Michela Fenech
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2:00 pm CET - 4:00 pm CET
Wellbeing Lab | (Online) Session 1: Wellbeing & System Change: Why your wellbeing affects your system change work

Find out more about the WELLBEING module here.
Or apply directly here.

Fri, 16 Oct 2020
Giulia Sergi
Florian Rutsch
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
Systems Change | Bi-weekly group call, peer-to-peer learning
Join to sharpen your systems change strategy!

Find out more about the whole SYSTEMS CHANGE online course here.
Or apply directly here.

Thu, 22 Oct 2020
Florian Rutsch
Michela Fenech
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2:00 pm CET - 4:00 pm CET
Wellbeing Lab | (Optional) Peer circle kick-off
Join to build a trusted community of peers for mutual learning and support.

This session will be co-lead by Ashoka Fellow Catalina.
Find out more about the WELLBEING module here.
Or apply directly here.

Thu, 29 Oct 2020
Florian Rutsch
Michela Fenech
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2:00 pm CET - 4:00 pm CET
Wellbeing Lab | (Online) Session 2: Stress, anxiety and resilience: Building wellbeing during times of hardship

This session will be co-lead by Integral Coach Julie Engel. Find out more about the WELLBEING module here. Or apply directly here.

Fri, 30 Oct 2020
Giulia Sergi
Florian Rutsch
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
Systems Change | Bi-weekly group call, peer-to-peer learning
Join to sharpen your systems change strategy!

Find out more about the whole SYSTEMS CHANGE online course here.
Or apply directly here.

Mon, 9 Nov 2020
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DEADLINE OF APPLICATION
Hybrid Social Finance | First online workshop - DEADLINE OF APPLICATION
Apply now to be able to join this co-learning experience!

Find out more about the whole HYBRID SOCIAL FINANCE module here.
Or apply directly here.

Thu, 12 Nov 2020
Florian Rutsch
Michela Fenech
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2:00 pm CET - 4:00 pm CET
Wellbeing Lab | (Online) Session 3: Emotional Wellbeing

This session will be co-lead with Ashoka Fellow Sharon Terry. Find out more about the WELLBEING module here. Or apply directly here

Fri, 13 Nov 2020
Giulia Sergi
Florian Rutsch
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
Systems Change | Bi-weekly group call, peer-to-peer learning
Join to sharpen your systems change strategy!

Find out more about the whole SYSTEMS CHANGE online course here.
Or apply directly here.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020
Clémentine Van Hamme
Alex de la Torre
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9:00 am CET - 11:00 am CET
Hybrid Social Finance | First online workshop, Day 1
Learn how to develop social funding approaches & structure investment deals for world-changing ideas!

Find out more about the whole HYBRID SOCIAL FINANCE module here.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020
Florian Rutsch
Michela Fenech
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2:00 pm CET - 4:00 pm CET
Wellbeing Lab | (Online) Session 4: Creativity to the rescue: how it can boost your wellbeing

This session will be co-lead by Ashoka Fellow Vishal Talreja and his partner in work and life Sucheta Talreja. 
Find out more about the WELLBEING module here. Or apply directly here.

Thu, 26 Nov 2020
Clémentine Van Hamme
Alex de la Torre
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9:00 am CET - 11.00 am CET
Hybrid Social Finance | First online workshop, Day 2
Learn how to develop social funding approaches & structure investment deals for world-changing ideas!

Find out more about the whole HYBRID SOCIAL FINANCE module here.

Fri, 27 Nov 2020
Giulia Sergi
Florian Rutsch
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
Systems Change | Bi-weekly group call, peer-to-peer learning
Join to sharpen your systems change strategy!

Find out more about the whole SYSTEMS CHANGE online course here.
Or apply directly here.

Fri, 27 Nov 2020
Clémentine Van Hamme
Alex de la Torre
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9:00 am CET - 11.00 am CET
Hybrid Social Finance | First online workshop, Day 3
Learn how to develop social funding approaches & structure investment deals for world-changing ideas!

Find out more about the whole HYBRID SOCIAL FINANCE module here.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020
Clémentine Van Hamme
Alex de la Torre
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9:00 am CET - 11.00 am CET
Hybrid Social Finance | First online workshop, Day 4
Learn how to develop social funding approaches & structure investment deals for world-changing ideas!

Find out more about the whole HYBRID SOCIAL FINANCE module here.

Tue, 1 Dec 2020
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9:00 am CET - 11:00 am CET
Hybrid Social Finance | First online workshop, Day 5
Apply now to be able to join this co-learning experience!

Find out more about the whole HYBRID SOCIAL FINANCE module here.
Or apply directly here.

Thu, 10 Dec 2020
Florian Rutsch
Michela Fenech
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2:00 pm CET - 4:00 pm CET
Wellbeing Lab | (Online) Session 5: Mindsets & Storytelling – Changing our stories of self and others for personal transformation

This session will be co-lead by facilitator Giles Barrow. 
Find out more about the WELLBEING module here. Or apply directly here.

Fri, 11 Dec 2020
Giulia Sergi
Florian Rutsch
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
Systems Change | Bi-weekly group call, peer-to-peer learning
Join to sharpen your systems change strategy!

Find out more about the whole SYSTEMS CHANGE online course here.
Or apply directly here.

Fri, 8 Jan 2021
Giulia Sergi
Florian Rutsch
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
Systems Change | Bi-weekly group call, peer-to-peer learning
Join to sharpen your systems change strategy!

Find out more about the whole SYSTEMS CHANGE online course here.
Or apply directly here.

Thu, 14 Jan 2021
Florian Rutsch
Michela Fenech
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2:00 pm CET - 4:00 pm CET
Wellbeing Lab | (Online) Session 6: Changemakers and Money – How we think about money, determines our financial reality

This session will be co-lead by Ashoka Fellow Lucas Simons. 
Find out more about the WELLBEING module here. Or apply directly here.

Fri, 15 Jan 2021
Giulia Sergi
Florian Rutsch
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
Systems Change | Bi-weekly group call, peer-to-peer learning
Join to sharpen your systems change strategy!

Find out more about the whole SYSTEMS CHANGE online course here.
Or apply directly here.

Wed, 20 Jan 2021
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deadline of application
New Leadership, Collective Action | DEADLINE of APPLICATION
Apply now to gain this leadership experience with other change leaders in the field!

Find out more about the whole NEW LEADERSHIP module here.
Or apply directly here.

Fri, 22 Jan 2021
Giulia Sergi
Florian Rutsch
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10:00 am CET - 4:00 pm CET
Systems Change | Closing presentations & feedback on systems change strategies
Join to sharpen your systems change strategy!

Find out more about the whole SYSTEMS CHANGE online course here.
Or apply directly here.

Thu, 28 Jan 2021
Florian Rutsch
Michela Fenech
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2:00 pm CET - 4:00 pm CET
Wellbeing Lab | (Online) Session 7: Building Healthy and Happy Relationships. How couple's work can deeply enhance your relationships and wellbeing

This session will be co-lead by Jason & Caroline Berhandt-Lanier. Find out more about the WELLBEING module here. Or apply directly here.

Fri, 29 Jan 2021
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deadline of application
Government alliance | DEADLINE OF APPLICATION
Apply now!

Find out more about the module "Government alliance" here.

Fri, 5 Feb 2021
Michela Fenech
Florian Rutsch
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
New Leadership | Collective Action - 1. online session (of 8 sessions in total)
Learn how to empower your team, and shift systems & mindsets!

Find out more about the whole NEW LEADERSHIP module here.
Or apply directly here.

Wed, 10 Feb 2021
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
Government alliance | Online session 1
Learn how to build government alliances for system change!

Find out more about the module "Government alliance" here.

Thu, 11 Feb 2021
Florian Rutsch
Michela Fenech
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2:00 pm CET - 4:00 pm CET
Wellbeing Lab | (Online) Session 8: Final session of the Wellbeing Lab: Trauma & Healing Systems - the inner work of system change (Guest TBC)

Find out more about the WELLBEING module here.
Or apply directly here.

Fri, 12 Feb 2021
Florian Rutsch
Michela Fenech
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
New Leadership | Collective Action - 2. online session (of 8 sessions in total)
Learn how to empower your team, and shift systems & mindsets!

Find out more about the whole NEW LEADERSHIP module here.
Or apply directly here.

Wed, 17 Feb 2021
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
Government alliance | Online session 2
Learn how to build government alliances for system change!

Find out more about the module "Government alliance" here.

Fri, 19 Feb 2021
Florian Rutsch
Michela Fenech
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
New Leadership | Collective Action - 3. online session (of 8 sessions in total)
Learn how to empower your team, and shift systems & mindsets!

Find out more about the whole NEW LEADERSHIP module here.
Or apply directly here.

Wed, 24 Feb 2021
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
Government alliance | Online session 3
Learn how to build government alliances for system change!

Find out more about the module "Government alliance" here.

Thu, 25 Feb 2021
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Deadline of Application
Replication & Transfer | DEADLINE of APPLICATION
Apply by 25th of February and take part in the whole Replication & Transfer module (March - May 2021).
Fri, 26 Feb 2021
Florian Rutsch
Michela Fenech
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
New Leadership | Collective Action - 4th online session (of 8 sessions in total)
Learn how to empower your team, and shift systems & mindsets!

Find out more about the whole NEW LEADERSHIP module here.
Or apply directly here.

Wed, 3 Mar 2021
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
Government alliance | Online session 4
Learn how to build government alliances for system change!

Find out more about the module "Government alliance" here.

Fri, 5 Mar 2021
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deadline of application
EACH Strategy | DEADLINE OF APPLICATION
Apply now!

Find out more about the EACH Strategy module here.

Fri, 5 Mar 2021
Florian Rutsch
Michela Fenech
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
New Leadership | Collective Action - 5th online session (of 8 sessions in total)
Learn how to empower your team, and shift systems & mindsets!

Find out more about the whole NEW LEADERSHIP module here.
Or apply directly here.

Tue, 9 Mar 2021
Alexander Kesselring
Loic Van Cutsem
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2:00 pm CET - 4:00 pm CET
Replication & Transfer | Online introduction webinar
Learn about models to bring your solution to new regions or countries.

Find out more about the whole REPLICATION & TRANSFER online course here.
Or apply directly here.

Wed, 10 Mar 2021
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
Government alliance | Online session 5
Learn how to build government alliances for system change!

Find out more about the module "Government alliance" here.

Fri, 12 Mar 2021
Florian Rutsch
Michela Fenech
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
New Leadership | Collective Action - 6th online session (of 8 sessions in total)
Learn how to empower your team, and shift systems & mindsets!

Find out more about the whole NEW LEADERSHIP module here.
Or apply directly here.

Wed, 17 Mar 2021
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
Government alliance | Online session 6
Learn how to build government alliances for system change!

Find out more about the module "Government alliance" here.

Fri, 19 Mar 2021
Florian Rutsch
Michela Fenech
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
New Leadership | Collective Action - 7th online session (of 8 sessions in total)
Learn how to empower your team, and shift systems & mindsets!

Find out more about the whole NEW LEADERSHIP module here.
Or apply directly here.

Wed, 24 Mar 2021
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
Government alliance | Online session 7
Learn how to build government alliances for system change!

Find out more about the module "Government alliance" here.

Wed, 24 Mar 2021
Alexander Kesselring
Loic Van Cutsem
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2:00 pm CET - 4:00 pm CET
Replication & Transfer | Online case clinic
Learn about models to bring your solution to new regions or countries.

Find out more about the whole REPLICATION & TRANSFER online course here.
Or apply directly here.

Thu, 25 Mar 2021
Florian Rutsch
Michela Fenech
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1:00 pm CET - 5:00 pm CET
Each Strategy | Introduction workshop
Explore the power of EACH (Everyone a Changemaker) through this module!

Find out more about the EACH Strategy module here.

Fri, 26 Mar 2021
Florian Rutsch
Michela Fenech
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
New Leadership | Collective Action - 8th online session (of 8 sessions in total)
Learn how to empower your team, and shift systems & mindsets!

Find out more about the whole NEW LEADERSHIP module here.
Or apply directly here.

Wed, 7 Apr 2021
Alexander Kesselring
Loic Van Cutsem
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1:00 pm CET - 5:00 pm CET
Replication & Transfer | Online workshop
Learn about models to bring your solution to new regions or countries.

Find out more about the whole REPLICATION & TRANSFER online course here.
Or apply directly here.

Thu, 8 Apr 2021
Florian Rutsch
Michela Fenech
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
EACH Strategy | Exploration webinar 1
Explore the power of EACH (Everyone a Changemaker) through this module!

Find out more about the EACH Strategy module here.

Thu, 15 Apr 2021
Florian Rutsch
Michela Fenech
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
EACH Strategy | Exploration webinar 2
Explore the power of EACH (Everyone a Changemaker) through this module!

Find out more about the EACH Strategy module here.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021
Alexander Kesselring
Loic Van Cutsem
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2:00 pm CET - 5:00 pm CET
Replication and Transfer | Online mentoring session
Learn about models to bring your solution to new regions or countries.

Find out more about the whole REPLICATION & TRANSFER online course here.
Or apply directly here.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021
Florian Rutsch
Michela Fenech
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
EACH Strategy | Exploration webinar 3
Explore the power of EACH (Everyone a Changemaker) through this module!

Find out more about the EACH Strategy module here.

Thu, 29 Apr 2021
Florian Rutsch
Michela Fenech
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2:00 pm CET - 3:30 pm CET
EACH Strategy | Exploration webinar 4
Explore the power of EACH (Everyone a Changemaker) through this module!

Find out more about the EACH Strategy module here.

Thu, 6 May 2021
Florian Rutsch
Michela Fenech
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1:00 pm CET - 5:00 pm CET
EACH Strategy | (Final) implementation workshop
Explore the power of EACH (Everyone a Changemaker) through this module!

Find out more about the EACH Strategy module here.

Wed, 12 May 2021
Alexander Kesselring
Loic Van Cutsem
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2:00 pm CET - 4:00 pm CET
Replication and Transfer | Final pitch and feedback session
Learn about models to bring your solution to new regions or countries.

Find out more about the whole REPLICATION & TRANSFER online course here.
Or apply directly here.

  • What participants say about our online courses

    "Thank you so much for this course! It really helped us get clarity on the system change we want to pursue, thanks to a method and the experience of other Fellows."
    (System Change Module participant 2018)

  • What participants say about our workshops

    "I appreciated the open, safe and supportive atmosphere during the whole workshop. It had a good mix of theory, exchange of experience and time for personal development. I got maximum support and energy for my next work."
    (New Leadership Module participant 2018)

     

  • What they say about Ashoka

    "Ashoka is a living encyclopedia of social innovation in every field around the world"
    (Jimmy Wales, Founder and CEO of Wikipedia)

  • What Ashoka says about social entrepreneurship

    "Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry."
    (BIll Drayton, Founder and CEO of Ashoka)

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