EMPATHEAST - EMPATHY DRIVEN SOCIAL CHANGE IN EASTERN EUROPE

In time of crisis arises a special need of rethinking and reorganizing our environment in order to meet the social needs and deficits which are visible under the weakened system of governance. These social deficits can be filled and that is why the Ideas Factory started working on EMPATHEAST: Forum for empathy-driven social change in Eastern Europe. The main objective of EMPATHEAST is to firmly put Bulgaria and the Balkans on the world map of social innovation and social entrepreneurship. As a region which deals with a dysfunctional political, economic and social system on a daily basis, the Balkans are a unique ground where social innovation can solve old challenges in a new way.   

 

  In 2014 EMPATHEAST gathered together more than 350 people from 14 countries in the city of Plovdiv which became the setting in which seemingly foreign subjects were transformed into inspiring and accessible starting points for reflection and transformation.   

 

Between 13-15 November 2015 the second edition of EMPATHEAST is coming to Sofia and will be focused on the topic of COMMUNITY-LED INNOVATIONS. Leading speakers and practitioners in the field of social change will tell us about their experience in order to create a space in which we will learn from each other, and experiment with creating new models. EMPATHEAST will challenge your creativity for social change through lectures, installations, games, concerts and performances, stimulating collective intelligence and systems thinking. It will demonstrate the meaning of "public visioning" (creating a shared vision) and will reflect on intuitive and empathic leadership, self-organizing civil systems, ethical finance, energy independence, human centered design, and many more.  

EMPATHEAST 2015

art innovation challenge, empatheast 2015, art for social change
ART INNOVATION CHALLENGE transforming spaces during EMPATHEAST
EMPATHEAST FILM FEST movies talking about empathy at the Cinema House
world cafe, empatheast 2015
WORLD CAFE topic: Food Independence
DIALOGUE IN THE DARK a new social enterprise in Bulgaria
baba residence, empatheast 2015
BABA RESIDENCE an innovative format bringing together old and young
CLAUDIAN DOBOS Transition towns, Terra livre movement, Aurora Circle
ZACHARY WENNER Fulbright Commission, The Aspen Institute
EVGENI MITEV Ashoka, Dialogue Social Enterprise GmbH, Synergy Foundation
PATRICIA MUNRO CO-FOUNDER OF WORLD CAFE EUROPE / FACILITATOR
FILIPA SIMOES DOBOS Aurora Community, Terra Live Movement
EIRINI ILIOPOULOU UrbanDig Project
STEFAN CHOLAKOV restaurant owner, creator of the innitiative "Ako si dal"
ДЕЛЧО ДЕЛЧЕВ Urbanik / Transformatori.net
HRISTO PANCHEV AND IVAN ZHIKOV #ContraRefugees
Jeffrey Beeson FOUNDER OF ENTHEOS / CO-FOUNDER OF WORLD CAFE EUROPE
WORK THAT RECONNECTS workshop for motivation and creativity
ABOUT THE OLD PEOPLE: BABA PEPI video instalation
LALU&GER workshop for children and parents
TARATANCI folklore dancing at unexpected places
INSTITUTE FOR SILENCE RESEARCH space for creative communication beyond words
URBAN NOMADS Cardboard for light!
CATAPULT a space for launching of soicial innovators
EMPATHY TALK social innovations and ethical financing
DARPLAY workshop with the Darplay game
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