The Latvian Social Entrepreneurship Association (SEAL) is a non-governmental membership organisation whose aim is to promote the development of social entrepreneurship in Latvia.
SEAL is responsible for the overall development and promotion of the social entrepreneurship ecosystem in Latvia, the representation of social entrepreneurship interests and capacity building of member organizations, the promotion of knowledge and skills, as well as public information on social entrepreneurship. SEAL develops social entrepreneurship for long-term change in Latvia.
In autumn 2015, the Social Entrepreneurship Association of Latvia (SEAL) was founded. The founding organisations of SEAL are the Open Society Foundation “DOTS”, the Centre for Public Research “PROVIDUS”, the Samaritan Association of Latvia, the charity shop network “Otra elpa” and the social entrepreneurship accelerator “New Door”. Before the establishment of the Association, these organisations contributed to the research and promotion of social entrepreneurship in Latvia. SEAL currently has more than 140 members, find out more about SEAL members here.
The Association operates in three main areas:
- Member capacity building
- Informing the public
The Council of the SEAL is composed of five people elected by the SEAL members at the General Assembly for a two-year term. The Council acts as a strategic advisory body to the Association, setting the main directions of the SEAL’s activities and voting on the admission of new SEAL members.