The annual Lithuanian social entrepreneurs and social innovators community event is coming back on 7th May 2020! This year the Summit is focusing on social financing.

This annual dialogue event brings together social entrepreneurs, social innovators, policy makers, academics and relevant institutions in order to review progress on social entrepreneurship in Lithuania over the previous year and explore future growth opportunities.

As the community of social innovators grows, so does the number of new, innovative initiatives that create social or environmental change in a different way – creating new and more effective solutions. However, many new or existing social enterprises face a challenge due to a lack of investment or flexible instruments that would be more conducive to social innovation.

The seventh Summit invites you to discuss social finance practices that work in the rest of the world, and new tools that are being developed in Lithuania.

For the first time in seven years, the Social Enterprise Summit will go online and will be broadcast live throughout the day. This means that not only will you have the opportunity to learn about the social finance practices applied in the world or in Lithuania, but also to communicate, ask questions and discuss these with speakers with an international perspective.
The number of participants in the event is not limited, but registration is required to help us prepare the broadcast.


Event program

10:00 Welcoming and introduction

10:15 Lithuania Social Entrepreneurship environment review – that has been achieved in 2019 (LT with simultaneous translation)

10:35 Social Finance – Review of the environment in Lithuania, demand and challenges, Phil Tulba, Tulba Consulting (EN)

11:05Social investment global perspectiveMariel Vincent Andres Rapisura, SEDPI Pte. Ltd., vadovas, Filipinai (EN)

11:45 Break

12:00 Impact investment: EU examples (TBC) (EN)

12:40 Reach for Change incubator and impact investment journey in Lithuania, Jurgita Ribinskaitė – Glatzer, Reach for Change (LT with simultaneous translation)

13:10 Break

13:40 Social impact bonds model implementation in Lithuania (TBC) (LT with simultaneous translation)

14:10 Impact procurement – Kaunas case, Enterprise Lithuania and Jolanta Baltaduonytė, Kaunas municipality (LT with simultaneous translation)

14:40Social investment in Lithuania – alternative instrument to support social innovations, Eitvydas Bingelis, Vice-minister of Social Security and Labour and Viktorija Krutulytė, European Social Fund Agency (LT with simultaneous translation)

15:10 Break

15:25 Panel discussion (LT with simultaneous translation)

16:25 Closing remarks



History of the Summit

The Social Enterprise Summit is a social business forum held annually in Lithuania.

Every year the forum brings together representatives from social enterprises, national government ministries, municipal governments, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), foundations, associations, and any business or organisation which has an interest in, or is working towards ‘public good’.


Social business forum- 2014 annual report: English;
Social business forum- 2015 annual report: English;
Social business forum- 2016 annual report: English;
Social business forum- 2017 annual report: English;

Social business forum – 2018 annual report: English.


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