Europe

23 Mar B1-AKT crafts for change with SONU

B1-AKT is proud to announce the partnership with SONU – Sorbonne pour l’Organisation des Nations Unies.

Crafting for Change is a project from the Development Division from Sorbonne for the United Nations Organisation SONU. This project aims to help communities in distress through the development of craftsmanship.

In order to achieve this, three workshops linking design students and craftsmen take place, two in Argentina and one in France. In Paris, refugee craftsmen are currently working with design students from The SorbonneUniversity.

Later this year an exhibition will take place showing the work from the three workshops where the public will be able to appreciate our craftsmen’s work and will be able to purchase some of the pieces.

The aim of it all is to create a positive image for these communities, refugees and rural craftsmen in order to enhance their social and economic integration into society.

More information on: www.craftingforchange.org

Special thanks to Natalia Baudoin.

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25 Fév Migrant Integration Lab / Migrant Entrepreneurship in Europe

Migrant Integration Lab / Europe

Laura Petrache is talking about migrant entrepreneurship, mentors & migrant relation, intercultural dialogue and networking By supporting migrant and social entrepreneurship we enable others in the wider community to recognize the contributions which migrants bring and this is a very important issue.

We are providers of a relational basis for resolving any difficulties and conflicts that may arise in the process of integration.In fact we are creating the best conditions for people who arrive in Europe to be innovating entrepreneurs, change makers as to act and create value by: Empowering migrants by building confidence, skills, access to opportunities and developing their networks with others and diaspora.

Promoting trust and good relations within neighborhoods, e.g. through welcoming initiatives, mentoring, etc. Creating additional ways of recognizing newcomers’ qualifications, training and/or professional experience Developing constructive intercultural dialogue and thoughtful public discourse Promoting a balanced gender representation, through awareness raising, information campaigns and capacity-building Helping them to implement their livelihood or entrepreneurial projects

Special thank you Laura Petrache Migrant Integration Lab Sustainable Solutions

http://migrantintegrationlab.strikingly.com/

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19 Fév B1-AKT Report on RAPID & SUSTAINABLE MIGRANT HOLISTIC INTEGRATION

2018-02-19 Report migrant integration solutions short version B1-AKT Yannick Le Guern Laura Petrache

 

MIGRANT INTEGRATION LAB

« A sustainable solution to a world-wide crisis »

 

The purpose of this report is to serve as a guide for national and international integration governments, actors and facilitators, policy makers, to turn a crisis into a societal, economic, cultural and sustainable development advantage.

This report is based on

  • The description of a holistic device of migrants* sustainable integration designed & created by B1-AKT
  • Practical integration experiments in 7 countries,
  • Feedback, evaluation and international benchmark as to extract efficient integration practices.

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06 Déc New Leadership Voices 2 : Laura Petrache

Laura Petrache:

« For me New Leadership is all about courage, creativity, sustainability and faith in people.

It’s a values-based leadership. Leaders as in “global sustainable leaders” need to be motivated by common values, rather than just financial performance.

A global sustainable leadership for me it’s all about Unleashing the power of co creation…this co-creation is a suitable innovation tool for all types of innovation.

We need new leadership to inspire us and give us courage especially in volatile times. We each have a unique blend of talents and a special dynamic within the diverse community we serve.

It is up to us to unlock our creative potential, to evolve and use our talents, and it is also up to us to help others to unlock their creative potential in their time of need.

Creating more sustainable communities is the key to a better future so let’s act & become the sustainable leaders of tomorrow! »

Find out more on:

https://www.createseven.org/our-voices-wall

Yannick Le Guern :

« For me, the new leadership is change making, driven by transcendent purposes and develops global sustainability.

In my opinion, new leadership must be based on :

  • values of humanism,
  • on a will of evolution
  • and concrete actions, to develop local sustainable communities, in a global context of interdependency.

The new leaders must be aware of a mission, ethically driven, developing axiological action, in other words: creating sustainable communities interacting around common values.

I believe that the new leadership must be agile and collaborative. It must be committed to global citizenship,  bringing, its own contribution to the common venture, creating evolution.

One of its purposes would be to affect public policies as to enable a sustainable future.

Moreover new leadership is knowing how to identify and apply appropriate economic, moral and political incentives to actually incorporate sustainable development into our daily lives. »

Find out more on:

https://www.createseven.org/our-voices-wall

Yannick Le Guern :

« For me, the new leadership is change making, driven by transcendent purposes and develops global sustainability.

In my opinion, new leadership must be based on :

  • values of humanism,
  • on a will of evolution
  • and concrete actions, to develop local sustainable communities, in a global context of interdependency.

The new leaders must be aware of a mission, ethically driven, developing axiological action, in other words: creating sustainable communities interacting around common values.

I believe that the new leadership must be agile and collaborative. It must be committed to global citizenship,  bringing, its own contribution to the common venture, creating evolution.

One of its purposes would be to affect public policies as to enable a sustainable future.

Moreover new leadership is knowing how to identify and apply appropriate economic, moral and political incentives to actually incorporate sustainable development into our daily lives. »

Find out more on:

https://www.createseven.org/our-voices-wall

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06 Déc New Leadership voices: Yannick Le Guern

Yannick Le Guern :

« For me, the new leadership is change making, driven by transcendent purposes and develops global sustainability.

In my opinion, new leadership must be based on :

  • values of humanism,
  • on a will of evolution
  • and concrete actions, to develop local sustainable communities, in a global context of interdependency.

The new leaders must be aware of a mission, ethically driven, developing axiological action, in other words: creating sustainable communities interacting around common values.

I believe that the new leadership must be agile and collaborative. It must be committed to global citizenship,  bringing, its own contribution to the common venture, creating evolution.

One of its purposes would be to affect public policies as to enable a sustainable future.

Moreover new leadership is knowing how to identify and apply appropriate economic, moral and political incentives to actually incorporate sustainable development into our daily lives. »

Find out more on:

https://www.createseven.org/our-voices-wall

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28 Nov Iconic Pavlina Proteou – CEO of Beyond CSR

Founder and CEO of Beyond CSR, a startup social entrepreneurship organization, aiming at turning Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) into a Systemic Change and Impact Investment Tool, linking today’s to tomorrow’s business models. We map out the territory for grass roots initiatives, projects that bring innovative solutions that respond to social challenges. Currently we are working on 40+ project, on 40/50+ Start uppers and launching Social Entrepreneurship Clusters, the best idea of our grass roots solutions oriented social media Digital Diplomacy campaign on Refugee Crisis.

Read more on:

http://modelforacause.com/2017/11/15/the-1-line-strategy-to-grow-your-business-keep-it-simple/

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23 Nov Creative Europe & Sustainable Projects – B1 LAB by Yannick Le Guern

Executive Master Management & Entrepreneurship in the Creative Economy – Audencia Nantes.

#Lab #CreativeEurope #CreativeIndustries

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21 Nov Change Makers: Laura Petrache & Project Together

The Project Together Community is a group of young change makers, coaches and social entrepreneurs from all over Germany and Europe. We offer you a space for connecting with like-minded people, mutual collaboration, network and know-how. Get into action and benefit from each other’s knowledge, expertise and network. Let´s solve the world´s biggest challenges together and co-create our future.

https://www.facebook.com/ProjectTogethergUG/

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13 Nov Social Innovation to Tackle Fuel Poverty – COP 23

Ashoka and the Schneider Electric Foundation, in partnership with Enel and networking partner B1-AKT announce the 15 winners of the 2017-2018 “Social Innovation to Tackle Fuel Poverty” programme in Europe during COP23 in Bonn, Germany.

TFP17-18 COP23 Press Release B1AKT Ashoka

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09 Nov B1-AKT is proud to support UK based partner – Create Seven

The role of Create Seven will be to develop and enable post conventional leaders to co-create a better future.

Today ‘conventional’ leaders in our organisations are struggling to adapt to increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA). The decisions made by
Leaders in our organisations collectively create the society in which we live.

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27 Oct Migrant Integration Lab – Assemblée Nationale Française

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14 Oct How Migrant Entrepreneurship could shape Good Long-Term Economic Growth of Europe

Umesh Mukhi, Founding Director, Sustainable Leadership Initiative,

The migrant crisis has been one of the most prominent issues faced by European Union. I think its crucial to find change-makers who are trying to create significant social impact by training migrants to become competitive work force for EU. I had a chance to meet Yannick Le Guern & Laura Petrache and ask them few questions about their initiative MIGRANT INTEGRATION LAB which aims to resolve such complex issue. I hope readers would be able to draw some inspiration and insights to follow their path.

  • The project seems to be very unique, can you share with us about what were the key motivators to pursue Migrant Lab?

Yes, indeed it actually is and not seems to be . As I encountered some of the issues that migrants are encountering now days and after an experience in Syrian ground, I wanted to build together with Yannick the co-founder of MIGRANT INTEGRATION LAB, a global European device permitting the sustainable integration of migrants and ethnic minorities. For us a welcoming culture is one that contributes by helping migrants, newcomers and their families overcome obstacles in all areas of life, while also providing business start-up assistance and targeted employment. This is why we facilitate and foster economic and social integration of migrants by supporting them in the development of new business initiatives.

 

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01 Oct Exciting New Partnership Announcement B1-AKT – Sciences-Po Refugee Help

Migrant Integration Lab- Sustainable Solutions and B1-AKT-Leading Sustainable Strategies & Paragon Communication are pleased to announce Sciences Po Refugee Help Leading Partnership.

Sciences Po Refugee Help is a student association working to uphold the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in France through short and long-term aid and integration.

Born in September 2015, at the heavily mediatised peak of the European refugee crisis, their goal was first and foremost to bring emergency humanitarian aid to street camps and housing centres in the Île de France region. Since, the association has also started working towards longer-term initiatives, specifically regarding the integration of asylum seekers and refugees.

More on: http://refugeehelp.fr/home/aboutus/index.html

 

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05 Sep Master Ecole Centrale-Supélec Empowered by Yannick Le Guern

#B1-Lab #Innovation #ChangeMakersEmpowerment

Le Mastère Spécialisé® Management et Direction de Projets Aboutit à la réalisation d’objectifs prédéterminés et créer de la valeur, à partir de contributions dispersées dans un environnement de plus en plus complexe : tel est le défi du manager de projets.

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01 Sep Fostering inclusiveness of European youth participation

How can youth participation channels become accessible to all?

Fostering inclusiveness of European youth participation

 

Discussants:

Michalis Moschovakos, Policy Officer

European Commission, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

Youth, Volunteer Solidarity and Traineeships Office

Laura Petrache & Yannick Le Guern, Founder & CEO

B1-AKT leading sustainable strategies & paragon communication

Valentin Dupouey, Secretary-General

JEF Europe

Céline Guedes, Junior Policy Officer

Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS)

Millennial Dialogue Project

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26 Août Sustainable Solutions for Leading Change

Sustainable Solutions for leading Change with B1-AKT-Leading Sustainable Strategies & Paragon Communication “Paragon Communication Lab”, against violence.

Context: UNESCO’s Academy of Young Women in Bucharest, Romania.

Publications:

UNESCO Academy Women Europe B1-AKT Le Guern Petrache english UNESCO

Academy Women Europe B1-AKT Le Guern Petrache Romana

Violence against women and children has far-reaching consequences, resulting in significant death and disability. Developing cultural competence results in an ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures, and work with varying cultural beliefs and schedules.

The main question as to construct dialogue with the participants: « What are the specific postures, behaviors, tips in order to communicate and conduct Projects and become a global sustainable leader when you are a Woman?

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10 Août European Cooperation for Sustainable Integration

B1-AKT-Leading Sustainable Strategies & Paragon Communication and Migrant Integration Lab- Sustainable Solutions are proud to unite their forces to Refugees Foundation (e.V., Support for Refugees on the Run ) in Serbia.

Refugees Foundation was founded in Belgrade in August 2016 by two young people to make the world a better place. Since it was initiated, Refugees Foundation has been trying to improve educational and professional opportunities of young refugees.

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20 Juil B1-AKT Supporting Women Entrepreneurship

B1-AKT-Leading Sustainable Strategies & Paragon Communication is thrilled and proud to support and become partner of the Global WEP-women entrepreneurship.

The Global Women’s Enterprise Project is a web-based enterprise incubation platform targeted at meeting the full spectrum of startup needs for female entrepreneurs.

This includes business planning and strategy, financial management, idea scaling, and legal advice.

More on: http://globalwep.com/

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23 Juin B1-AKT for Social Innovation – To Tackle Fuel Poverty

 « B1-AKT is  Joining Ashoka, Schneider Electric Foundation and Enel for Social Innovation »

Fuel poverty has become a major problem in Europe. There are between 50 and 125 million people who struggle every day to ensure adequate heating, light, and cooking power in their dwelling at an affordable price (European Parliamentary Research Service). This has a severe impact on their health and wellbeing. Creative and systems-changing solutions are needed to transform this issue in an opportunity for these people to thrive.

After a successful partnership in 2015-2016, the Schneider Electric Foundation, under the aegis of the Fondation de France, and Ashoka, have renewed their commitment to helping improve the living conditions of millions of people facing fuel poverty in Europe.

It is by offering support to the most innovative social entrepreneurs in Europe that we can help entire communities tackle fuel poverty and move towards energy sustainability. The 2017-2018 edition is realised in partnership with Enel and B1-AKT .

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22 Juin Cube. »Your take on Europe » teams up with B1-AKT and empowers the European future

CUBE. Your Take on Europe aims at educating, engaging and empowering young people across Europe to envisage the future they want to live in. CUBE gathers diverse opinions across the European Union and reinvigorates European civil society by amplifying these untold stories in Brussels. CUBE facilitates this process in three steps: it provides a workshop toolkit for teachers, creates a digital platform for European youth organisations, and aspires to become a European youth lobby.

Toolkit: CUBE provides a digital workshop toolkit on its website containing educational material triggering critical reflection on the future of the European Union:

The Toolkit is yours! The toolkit can be downloaded by teachers and facilitators. The workshops take place in your local school, ensuring that all youngsters can participate, regardless of their background. Within the familiarity of classrooms, individual counter-narratives can be shared while critical thinking is being fostered.

http://cubeyourtake.eu/concept/

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21 Juin B1-AKT and Beyond CSR – Game Changers: the 40+ Project

BeyondCSR within the context of its Global Goals on Sustainable Development Initiatives, launches in collaboration with Impact Hub Athens, on Tuesday March 14th, at 18:00-21:00 at the premises of Impact Hub “The 40+ project: The GameChangers”; with the support (among others) of: B1-AKT, European Parliament’s Representation in Greece, European Commission’s Representation to Greece, The Embassy of Israel, The Kingdom of the Netherlands in Greece, Hellenic Federation of IT and Telecoms (SEPE), the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, the Hellenic Start-up Association, ESADE Business and Law School Alumni, the Circle of Inspiring Women for Sustainable Development (CIWOS), and the New Consumers Institute of Greece.

The idea: Global Goals 4,5, 8, 10; Tackle social, age, gender stereotypes and inequality, promote career change to 40+ age group.

40+project

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15 Juin B1-AKT partner of the international EdYOUfest Festival

B1-AKT teams up with Oremis Plaisir d’Apprendre- EdYOUfest is led by a consortium of master teachers & entrepreneurs who share a vision of bringing the Start Up movement to education. We do this by sourcing amazing locations around the world, building very carefully curated communities of teachers and learners, doers and makers, creators, artists and investors, and bringing them all together for three and a half days of collaboration, sharing, and idea ignition. EdYOUfests usually begin on a Friday evening and conclude on a Tuesday morning.

http://www.edyoufest.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Oremis/?ref=ts&fref=ts

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EdYOUfest works closely with host communities and schools & plans its retreats in ways that celebrates local culture. School children from the area are offered the chance to display & present their work. Merchants from the host community are given first chance to display & sell their goods. The local tourism board is given a central exhibit area free of charge.  EdYOUfest aims to add something of value to the local community by supporting business and bringing in delegates from around the world who will be staying, shopping, and eating in the host community.

 2017 and Beyond  EdYOUfest is currently building retreats in France, Italy, Ecuador, and Japan and discussions are under way for EdYOUfest retreats in Iran and Brazil.  To learn more about these retreats or to look into ways you might partner with us as a local host, workshop provider,(,) or sponsor, please sign up for our newsletter at http://edyoufest.com and get in touch with us at info@edyoufest.com

http://edyoufest.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Oremis/?ref=ts&fref=ts

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13 Mar B1-AKT & CNR UNESCO join their forces against violence

UNESCO'S ACADEMY B1AKTworkshop

 « Academy of Young Women »

The fight against xenophobia, extremism and aggression

Romania – Bucharest August 2017

B1-AKT is honoured to assure an international workshop during the CNR-UNESCO’S ACADEMY OF YOUNG WOMEN, that will take place at in Romania, in August 2017.

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01 Mar Conference  » Linguistical politics and multilinguism in Europe » Y. Le Guern – L. Petrache

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Yannick Le Guern et Laura Petrache – B1-AKT donnent une conférence  sur le thème  » Apprentissage des langues et intégration sociale – Ressorts interculturels du Migrant Integration Lab  »

UFR d’études interculturelles de Langues Appliquées. Université Paris-Diderot.

Séminaire doctoral « Politiques Linguistiques et plurilinguisme en Europe ». Sous la direction de J.C. Herreras.

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16 Fév Heroes and friends – Inspirational Meeting in Amsterdam @ImpactHub

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B1-AKT met the founders of Heroes and Friends, Tim & Menno Manschot in Amsterdam.

 

They are contributing into building a better world by revolutionizing crowdfunding.

 

http://www.heroesandfriends.com

Tim & Menno Manschot told us:

« We see the dawn of an awesome world. Informal initiatives share stuff and skills to solve minor and major problems. People are participating in projects that make a better tomorrow, because they inherently want to do good. A collaborative and direct economy bypassing old conventional systems is rising; initiatives like  AirBnB, BlaBlaCar, Etsy, Kickstarter, Peerby, TaskRabbit, TransferWise, Uber,and VandeBron are here and happening.

We build our platform of Heroes & Friends to better serve this change. Our crowdsourcing tool surpasses the standard by being based on that same direct economy.

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09 Déc Yannick Le Guern and Laura Petrache joined the Board of Beyond CSR

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We are proud to announce our partnership and collaboration with Beyond CSR – UK  in Creative Leadership, Design Thinking Labs, Awareness Campaigns, Policy and Culture Innovation. Experts on Complex Issues & Sustainable Communities Builders

Excited to be part of the board.

Based in UK, BeyondCSRNet are a team of experts from diverse backgrounds committed in social innovation and entrepreneurship as cornerstones of impact activity.

 

They turn CSR into an Impact Investement tool. Develop CSR into a Systemic Change Mechanism.Design tailor-made funding solutions in order to support international or regional projectsof wide social impact within  that lead to Community Development and Systemic Change.

 

Beyond CSR

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18 Nov Dispositif d’intégration pérenne des migrants – Assemblée Nationale

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Présentation du dispositif d’intégration pérenne des migrants – Assemblée Nationale.

A migration crisis? Facts, challenges and sustainable solutions-Migrant Integration Lab – Laura Petrache, Yannick Le Guern

Since the beginning of 2014, approximately 800,000 people have arrived at EU borders through irregular channels, fleeing conflict and violence at home or in search of a better life abroad. This migration surge has become a highly sensitive political issue, generating intense political and public debate and exacerbating pre-existing weaknesses in immigration systems across Europe. (suite…)

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10 Nov Les Réfugiés seront les entrepreneurs de demain #MigrantsIntegrationLab

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24 heures après l’élection de Donald Trump, Widoobiz a rencontré Yannick Le Guern et Laura Petrache, dirigeants de la société B1-AKT / Leading Sustainable Strategies & Communication. Ils sont les créateurs du Premier laboratoire européen d’intégration des migrants, réfugiés et minorités ethniques, le « Migrant Integration Lab ».

Si les USA et une bonne partie de l’Europe ont décidé de prendre le virage protectionniste, certains travaillent pour faire en sorte que les réfugiés soient mieux accueillis. Yannick Le Guern et Laura Petrache sont de ceux là.

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