In May 2007, ECLA held its annual conference on the theme of ‘social entrepreneurship’. Social Entrepreneurship is a term used to describe financially self-sustaining initiatives that attempt to fill an unmet social need. The event was a great success, producing a number of viable student projects, winning a UNESCO award for education in sustainable development,
The topic of this year’s ECLA Annual Conference was social entrepreneurship – a term quite recently adopted by both the business and academic worlds. Through their involvement, the students explored approaches to resolving social issues and forming a self-sustainable business plan. In more general terms, it helped students understand how to put theory into practice.