The meeting included students, researchers, policy-makers, professionals, civil society and representatives of higher education.
Ambassador Mr. Plevnes opened the meeting discussing the role of higher education institutions for youth and csocial entrepreneurship. The speaker emphasized the role of higher education in terms of creating innovation and promoting social change. The focus of Social Entrepreneurship in Higher Education leads to the process of discovering the metamorphosis of experience through a compelling environment that is different from the traditional learning process. The speaker stated that the main goal of Social Entrepreneurship in Education is to develop individual and collective abilities as social entrepreneurs with appropriate knowledge and skills. Social entrepreneurship helps to improve the quality of education and strengthen individual profiles.
MA Bijana Minova, Psychologist
Resilience, profiles and characteristics, self-esteem and coping with the Covid-19 Pandemic
Any situation that has a negative character affects our physical and mental health. The Covid 19 pandemic has a traumatic effect and causes suffering if we allow our balance and built-in mechanisms to be disturbed. By building personal capacities, young people will also increase their entrepreneurial skills, will gain responsibility by enriching their competencies. Nurturing personal and professional development results in their economic participation in society, they can focus their energy on positive and build social and emotional characteristics such as optimism, open mind, creativity and integrity. Young people do not have sufficiently developed mechanisms of self-protection. Traits that are common to resilient people: a positive image of yourself and a desire to achieve the planned goals,empathy and compassion, self-esteem and self-control.
Jasmina Simjanovska, Dr. Med. Spec. Public Health, MSc spoke on COVID-19 and its effects on the social impact.
It has been the biggest challenge and obstacle for the proactive role of young people and the opportunity to make a significant contribution to social entrepreneurship.
Jasmina Simjanovska, D-r. Med. Spec. Public Health MSc presented the essence of the topic titled: COVID-19 and its effects on the social impact. 4
Realistically the biggest challenge and obstacle for the proactive role of young people in following the innovation processes and the opportunity to make a significant contri-bution to social entrepreneurship and generally the opportunity for more disciplinary approaches to new social change. The current COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented, but the global response relies on lessons learned from other diseases over the past few decades. The pandemic reveals, strengthens and catalyzes new social and cultural relations, raises inequalities and concerns, creates discrimination and division. She spoke about the pandemic in Macedonia with an extremely high rate of infected and dead people worldwide (in the top 5 countries in the world).
Medicine is dealing with the pandemic due to the fact that Covid-19 is a social phenomenon. At the same time, it should open space for fast and efficient involvement of young people and their active participation in modern processes, creating proactive reasoning without prejudices and influences. Young people can be involved in integration processes and contribute to economic empowerment, application of innovation and creation of social change.
MSc. Igor Georgiev, President, ELIPSA – Association of citizens, Centre for Sustainable Development
Digital Era within Social innovation and entrepreneurship with Higher education support.
Quality education is a prerequisite for effective potential, adaptation in the era of digitalization, acceptance of innovative products, efficient transformation of business models and support of social entrepreneurship. Mr. Georgiev presented the case of Ellipsa and his experience in social entrepreneurship, fruitful cooperation with domestic and foreign stakeholders, participation of young people in ongoing processes and need for further accelerated development and creation of a functional framework for social cohesion, application of innovations and creation of social changes.