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DeConi ProBono for SOS Children’s Villages Bulgaria

15 October 2014, Sofia

Building and maintaining relationships with corporate donors is an important part of the SOS Children’s Villages Bulgaria fundraising activities. Held on 15 October the Lend a Hand on the Way up! business breakfast presented to leading Bulgarian and international companies the potential of the support offered to the organization as a cause for socially responsible businesses. Some long-time corporate friends of SOS Children’s Villages like DSK Bank, Raiffeisenbank, Nestle and bTV shared their experience.

As part of its DeConi ProBono program the agency provided creative strategy and organizational support to the event.

Creating Shared Value in the Center of the Discussions of the Innovation Business Club

8 October 2014, Sofia

The creating shared value concept was in the center of the discussions of the Innovation Business Club “Social and Green Innovation Cross-Sector Collaboration and Clustering” meeting, organized by the Applied Research and Communications Fund, with Markus Hipp, Executive Director, BMW Foundation as special guest and distinguished representatives of the Bulgarian innovative business and investment community, the government and the civil society in the panel.

“Among the private, the public and the third sector it is the business alone that creates wealth. The state and the non-profits are part of the distribution process. Thus it is the business that is the sole most important driver of change. It should with one hand bang on the door of the institutions and demand reforms and stretch the other hand helping NGOs in their indispensable role for social transformation and quality of life improvement.” concluded Emil Georgiev, Executive Director of DeConi, who moderated the discussions.

The Big Collecting – Burgas

4 October 2014, Burgas

A record number of 13 985 used beverage cartons (UBC) have been collected by school kids in Burgas in The Big Collecting campaign! Bratya Miladinovi school grabbed the grand prize – new sports court, provided by Burgas Municipality. Hundreds of kids and their families joined the award-giving event. The center of the event was a model of the Eifel Tower built with UBC.

Raising awareness of the 100% recyclability of UBC and promoting separate waste collection are the core objectives of this campaign, supported by ECOPACK Bulgaria, Tetra Pak and the municipalities of Plovdiv, Burgas and Sofia.

International Premiere of the 3D Ecobus

1 October 2014, Skopje, Macedonia

The international premiere of the 3D Ecobus is in Skopje, Macedonia. The mobile education center will tour the schools in the city, promoting in a unique innovative way separate waste collection and recycling and responsible attitude towards nature and society.

The 3D Ecobus is operated by Pakomak, the leading Macedonian packaging waste recovery organization and member of Pro Europe.