About Project 100

Project 100 celebrates the most prominent and most inspiring social innovations from the Baltic and Nordic regions.

Social innovators, who are primarily working with children and/or youth, are some of the most promising implementers of change in the represented regions.

Read their stories and find out more about how social innovation can work to solve social issues.  

100 stories were hand-picked by Reach for Change representatives, our partners and experts in the field. The stories originate from 7 different countries: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark, and were approved by:

Helén Nilson, Director of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Lithuania;

Sofia Breitholtz, CEO of Reach for Change;

Laura Blaževičiūtė, CEO TV3 Lithuania;

Andrius Baranauskas, Director of corporate communication Baltics at TELE2;

Kimmo Lipponen, Finnish Association for Social Enterprises CEO;

Liene Reine-Miteva, Director at Social Entrepreneurship Association of Latvia;

Marge Maidla, Estonian Social Enterprise Network CEO;

Thomas Østergaard, Associate Professor at VIA University College;

Katinka Greve Leiner, CEO at Ferd Social Entrepreneurs;

Erkki Kubber, Board Member of Estonian Social Enterprise Network.

The main criteria for the stories being chosen were how far it represented social impact, young innovators and work in the field of children's rights.

The most inspiring stories came from the social innovators themselves. When they shared their experiences and stories, you can see the impact it has on the children's and youth's wellbeing.

The social innovators and the Project 100 want to show how social business and social innovations work for a better future of our regions.

Project 100 is hosting a conference in Vilnius the 28th of May, 2019, focused around social innovation.


We look back at the development of social innovation, celebrate the 100 years of the Baltic states and Finland, as well as, look forward to see what the future of promising social innovations will deliver.