Social Entrepreneurship. Businesses and NGOs

Target of the master class: solution for social issues through usage of business approaches, social entrepreneurship and NGOs, supporting structures for social entrepreneurship, forms of interaction of entrepreneurs and representatives of small and middle-sized businesses, who have been actively participating in the social field, with nonprofit organizations and civic initiatives.

The concept of the master class may be dowloaded here.


Evgenia Chirikova (Russia)

Leader of the movement "Ecological Defence of the Moscow region" ("Ekooborona") and “Movement for Protection of the Khimki Forest”. Member of the Steering Committee “Strategy-31”. Entrepreneur, Co-Owner of the companies of JSC EZOP ("Power Industry and Protection Against Hindrances") and JSC Elnar-Service. Candidate in the elections of the Mayor of Khimki in 2009. Holder of the Award "Woman of Courage" and the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2011.

Sarah Güttler (Germany)

Project Manager at "Duisburg Workshop for Disabled People" Nonprofit Ltd., responsible for development of new fields of activities for disabled people and strategic development of the organization. implementation of inclusion projects, promotion of the discourse “people with disabilities” in society. In 2002-2005 Project manager at BAQ Transfer and Training Centre. In 2001-2002 Qualified social worker at Hospital Social Service.

Svetlana Makovetskaya (Russia)

Director at the Centre for Civil Analysis and Independent Research (GRANI Centre), Program director at the National Project Institute “Social Contract”. Member of the Board of Trustees at the "School of NGOs», CAF Russia. Member of expert groups for development of the Strategy 2020 - "Development of Public Institutions" and "Optimization of the State Presence: Decreasing Regulatory Functions, Providing Transparency and Feedback from Citizens and Businesses". Member of the Public Council at the Perm City Council. 2005 – 2008 worked as Program Director of the project "Future of Human Rights in Russia" at the Perm Civic Chamber. 1995-2003 - head of the Ural Agency for Support of Small and Middle-Sized Enterprises. Co-author of the "Concept for Entrepreneurship Development in the Perm Region for 2001 – 2006". In 2003 awarded with Diploma of Ministry of Antitrust Policy and Entrepreneurship Support of the Russian Federation "for a great personal contribution to the development of small businesses in Russia". In 2010 awarded with a sign of Ombudsman for Human Rights in the Perm Region for founding the Centre for Civil Analysis and Independent Research (GRANI Centre) and implementation of technologies for public expertise of government quality. Published over 40 articles and materials on the questions of state strategies, political economy of Russian reforms, development of entrepreneurship, technologies of citizenship activities.