Teo Petricevic is a recognized social innovator, social business architect, consultant, and social economy & civil society expert with 15+ years of experience in social business development, organizational development, and project management, fundraising, policy/research, training/capacity building. As of 2002, he held various management positions in nine civil society organizations and social enterprises. Since 2007 he has been active in the development of social economy/enterprise legislative, institutional, financial and educational framework in Croatia and Western Balkan countries. In 2013 he started the position of Director of ACT Group - an impact business support and impact ecosystem building organization. In the last 10 years, he initiated/developed 20+ social businesses, support organizations and SE networks. Last couple of years he has been active in the development of different CSOs and social enterprise support programs (pre-incubation, incubation and acceleration), interconnecting these processes with active participation in different European initiatives/networks (EUCLID Network, European Network of Social Integration Enterprises - ENSIE, ESELA - European Social Enterprise Law Association, DIESIS Network) as well as some global networks (Social Value International, Global Social Entrepreneurship Network). He holds a bachelor's degree in Project Management and a Master's degree in Commerce and is about to finish his MBS in Co-operative and Social Enterprise Management. 

Marina Queins as a researcher works on renewable energy technology projects for a consultancy in Cologne, Germany. Marina has also worked on research projects for, among others, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Germany and the Institute for State Effectiveness, USA. Marina holds a BA in English Studies and a BA in Political Studies from the University of Bonn and is the awardee of a scholarship from the Bank of Cologne's Foundation for Gifted Students. She has held internships at the German Federal Academy for Security Policy and the Geopolitics Branch of the German Bundeswehr, among others, and is a member of the Youth Atlantic Treaty Association and the Academic Association for Security Studies. 

Andras Krolopp is a Senior Researcher based in Belgium. He joined The Nature  Conservancy in 2012 as Senior Policy Advisor for TNC's Africa Region,  Focusing on EU policy issues. He is now with the Europe Region, covering European governmental relations with a special focus on the EU in support of  TNC's policy, conservation and public funding priorities. Currently, he is a Program Director for the "Balkans' ' component of the Enterprise grant and managing an EU-funded project on how private landowners could play a complementary role in nature conservation. He was also seconded to the Hungarian Government during its EU presidency and covered Biodiversity finance in preparations and during CBD COP in 2010. Before working for IUCN he was working with various NGOs, like the CEEweb (an NGO network covering Central and Eastern Europe), Global Nature Fund (Germany) and the European Center for Nature Conservation (Netherlands). Andras has an MSc in Environmental Management and degrees in Biology and Geography.  Besides his Hungarian mother tongue, he speaks English, and German and has basic knowledge of Dutch and Russian languages.