SPARK runs programmes in East Africa, West Africa, the West Balkans, Southeast Europe, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and has recently begun programmes in Libya and Yemen.
Situated in the heart of Africa, Burundi is a landlocked country in the great lakes region of Eastern Africa.
More than a million refugees crossed into Europe in 2015. Refugee entrepreneurship can have a positive impact on human rights in terms of participation, resilience and empowerment.
Jordan is a middle-income country with a strong potential of growth, and a small but relatively young population of around 9.5 million (youth account for around 21.5% of the population, while youth unemployment is around 31%).
With the highest youth population in Europe, Kosovo is undergoing a post-conflict transitional phase.
Iraq/Kurdistan is a semi-autonomous region and shares its borders with Iran, Turkey and Syria.
Lebanon is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Syria to the north and east, Israel to the south and the Mediterranean Sea to the west.
Liberia has suffered 14 years of civil conflict that brought devastation and destruction to many lives and property.
Libya is a country with great economic potential and a young population full of aspiration for their future.
Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) is a specific place in the world with tensions and conflicts that have culminated throughout the centuries.
With a predominantly rural and young population, Rwanda’s economy suffered heavily during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.
In recent years, Serbia is progressing towards achieving the EU membership criteria but remains in need of ongoing social and economic reforms.
The Horn of Africa is one the regions in Africa at an economic turning point. In Somalia – a country marked by long periods of conflict and where great challenges still remain – it is possible to discern a growing optimism.
For security reasons, The SPARK team cannot operate from inside…
Tunisia is bordered by Algeria, Libya and the Mediterranean Sea.…
Turkey is the main host country for many Syrian refugees.
Yemen is confronted with very serious challenges such as internal conflicts and threats to agricultural production, all risking the human security of its people.