The Mediterranean Program
The Mediterranean edition of the Ashoka Visionary Program started out in 2019, with an exciting first international cohort uniting Israeli, Palestinian and other Mediterranean leaders of change in Greece. After a COVID-induced break, the program was revived in Italy with a key goal in mind: boosting regional development and Italy’s cultural heritage by using Ashoka’s superpowers and network of Fellows in the region! The Italian edition has been running since December 2021, and we will keep you updated on the any potential new editions and developments.
What our alumni say
"Having participated in the Ashoka Visionary Program has helped me and keeps on helping me become a better systems entrepreneur. It also gave me the chance to meet a community of peers with which I will keep on creating and growing for the rest of my career. If you are looking to grow as a social innovator and connect with a network of like-minded people from across the world and sectors, do yourself a favor and apply to the Ashoka Visionary Program today!"
"The Visionary Program gave me much needed time and space to step outside my day-to-day rush of running a business. The program not only provided a learning environment with new toolsets, but it also introduced me to a warm and welcoming group of peers who were ready to support me from day 1. Meeting with changemakers from all around world was amazing! The system change module is my favourite module, since I am a systems builder."
"The Visionary Program was an eye-opening experience on so many scales, it provided in-depth information on sophisticated topics such as system-change and impact investing, it wasn't delivered only through theoretical information, but also hands-on workshops and real experiences stories of different development practitioners from across the region."
The Visionary Program was a wonderful experience where I got to meet many like-minded individuals from very different backgrounds. While the content of the program covered a vast range of key topics for social impact work, the network we developed from attending the program was truly paramount. The opportunity to learn directly from the personal and professional social impact experiences of other attendees was one of a kind, and inspired me to continue my drive to make a social change in the world. I hope that the friendships we made during the program will carry on further into the future.