Vision And Mission


To develop a robust, collaborative and harmonized ecosystem of social and solidarity economy in Serbia.


Connecting and empowering key players of the social and solidarity economy in Serbia.


Our purpose is to help researchers and academics to capitalise data and information they obtain, to have tools, skills and know-how for participation in policy making processes, and also to gain knowledge on their role within the social entrepreneurship ecosystem. Our main focus is to help social business support organisations, advocacy organisations, policy creators and decision makers by having access to the raw data and functional information, by gathering knowledge on the social and solidarity economy in order to develop new impact oriented and ecosystem building projects, programmes and policies.



Solidarity is first and foremost a practice, not an imagined category, more a practical action than an idea and more a matter of collective action than individual characteristics. Solidarity stands halfway between politics and morality, representing the point of connection of a community.

Social Responsibility

We stand for fair, solidary and responsible management of goods, as well as for balanced relations of social power actors in order to meet the basic needs of all citizens.

Respecting, promoting and empowering the sustainable development

The concept of sustainable development includes economic, social, cultural-political, and environmental aspects of a system. From our perspective sustainable development represents the achievement of lasting satisfaction of human needs, while improving the quality of human life. It is a process of economic and social change where the use of natural resources, direction of investment, orientation of technical development, and institutional changes are in mutual harmony and in line with the needs and expectations of present and future generations, all so that future generations would not inherit a ruined world. Sustainable development must be socially just and in line with our culture, history, and social system.


We encourage ourselves and others to discover and use their potentials and responsibilities in perceiving and solving problems in society. We encourage the association of citizens gathered around the promotion of common values, needs and interests, and their active participation in sustainable development of communities.


We advocate for accountability and transparency at the personal, organizational, and institutional levels. Responsibility includes respect for the rule of law and human rights, as well as caring for all the social consequences of one’s own actions, whether it is a current legal obligation or not. We oppose the abuse of goods, data, social influence, and power and we support the publicity of the work of all institutions and organizations, as long as it does not endanger the rights and freedoms of citizens.


While expertise refers to knowledge, skills, and attitudes, competence refers to the sets, repertoires of behaviors we bring into a job, role, or organizational context. We believe that, in addition to expertise, we should especially encourage competence, which for us implies personal characteristics and expected behaviors that lead us to success.

Democratic Governance

Democratic governance represents a management system based on human rights, as well as participation of citizens, employees and other participants in decision-making processes in the companies, organizations, and institutions. This system of governance is based on institutional political responsibility and the rule of law.

Respect for Diversity

We see diversity as special values for both individuals and societies. We believe that respect for diversity raises awareness of similarities and differences in relation to one’s own cultural milieu and promotes acceptance and appreciation as a value.

Nurturing dialogue

We value diversity while supporting social cohesion. Nurturing dialogue allows us to move forward together, to approach different identities in a constructive and democratic way based on the universal values we share, and to prevent ethnic, religious, linguistic, and cultural divisions.