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    Award Ceremony on October 6th!

    The empowering people. Award comes to an end - on October 6th, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Join us in Berlin or via live-stream on facebook!Read more
  • See all finalists and cast your vote!

    Shortlist 2016 is published!

    The shortlist, containing the 23 finalists of the empowering people. Award, has been published. The three top seeded finalists amongst the shortlist will be awarded at the Award Ceremony on October 6th, 2016 in Berlin.See all finalists and cast your vote!
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    Become an epExpert!

    Siemens Stiftung pilots its new service and is looking for professional experts who are willing to voluntarily donate their time and skills to support members of our empowering people. Network in their field work. An amazing opportunity to work in a new context and within intercultural teams! Browse all opportunities
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    “Stories about us”

    “Stories about us – how to tell your business narrative” - How can the development of your business be told as a fascinating adventure story? The narrative resembles a journey, beginning with the hero's departure into the unknown and ending as a different person. Read more here
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    epN joins Practical Impact Alliance

    The „empowering people. Network” joined the Practical Impact Alliance of the D-Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) The MIT Practical Impact Alliance (PIA), an initiative launched by D-Lab in 2014, brings together leaders from diverse organizations with aligned missions ...Read more
  • Use the SAMforSE now...


    SAMforSE is a tool specifically developed to cater the need of social enterprises to analyze their ecosystem and business model. It provides quick insights about organization’s value creation, social performance and other key aspects of social enterprises.Use the SAMforSE now...
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    Download: IRENE|SEE publication

    In March 2016 the international research network came to its end and the book on “Entrepreneurial solutions for social challenges. Lessons from the International Research Network on Social Economic Empowerment” was published.Download pdf
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    The submission period is over....

    ... but the Award just began. Get first insights about where most submissions come from, which continent provided most entrepreneurs etc...Read more
  • epOnsite in Montevideo, Uruguay

    epOnsite in Montevideo, Uruguay

    In May/June we conducted a workshop on "Market Research & Customer Insights" in Uruguay with inspiring epNetwork members from all over Latin America. Stay tuned! #epOnsite
  • Have a look at the jury!

    International Jury of our Award

    Have a look at the high-class international jury that will select the winners of the empowering people. Award 2015/2016!Have a look at the jury!
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    Taking the Pulse

    Recent large-scale survey releases key recommendations that can increase social enterprises’ contribution to poverty alleviation.Read the study online
  • The "empowering people. Network"

    The "empowering people. Network"

    Welcome to the network! Learn more about the constantly growing possibilities within the network and discover the amazing innovations in the Solutions section!

Shortlist 2016

Visit the 23 finalists of this year's empowering people. Award!

Visit the epA finalists here

Award Ceremony

The Award Ceremony of the empowering people. Award takes place on October 6th, 2016 in Berlin. We're looking forward to see you there!

Read more here

Community Voting

Cast your vote now!

Stories about us

Stories are things that people know, love, and remember, and when thinking about a business they know, facts and figures are secondary. Narratives can be a real asset for any social enterprise and social entrepreneurs can use storytelling to reach out to their network to gain new insights into the development of their business.

Read it online

epExpert Service

Siemens Stiftung is looking for professionals who are interested in voluntarily support some of our empowering people. Network member organisations in the field, while Siemens Stiftung is covering the travel & living expenses.

Browse our positions

Shortlist Flyer


Check out a quick overview over all shortlisted Award solutions - it contains a lot of interesting information about the projects!

Download the flyer here

Solutions Database

New technical solutions and innovations which offer simple and intelligent approaches to basic need problems in developing countries, are available now in our Solutions Database.
And more are yet to come! Stay tuned.

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Network Update

September 2016

This month's empowering people. Update features news on the empowering people. Award, a workshop to learn how to tell your business story best, and lots of other interesting stories from our network.

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