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Soroptimist International of Europe

Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to improve the lives of women and girls through our global network of members and international partnerships.

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    Soroptimist projects
    are running as we speak!
    Every day, 35,000 Soroptimists across Europe, Africa and the Middle East
    work on concrete projects focused on education, empowerment,
    and the creation of enabling opportunities to improve the
    lives and status of women and girls.
    Since October 2012, the members of Soroptimist International of Europe
    have raised € 11,811,561 for 4,817 different projects that have directly
    benefitted 1,518,062 women and girls.
    This demonstrates that small scale projects, together, can have
    a huge impact on improving the lives of women and girls.
    Members of Soroptimist
    € 11,811,561
    Funds raised for projects
    Projects reported
    Women and girls helped
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Message from the President


Soroptimist Scholarships Turn Potential into Reality




Maria Elisabetta de Franciscis
SIE President 2015 -2017

Not counting the hundreds of individual grants offered by Unions and Clubs, Soroptimist International of Europe conferred scholarships to 17 women totalling some €110,000 in 2015. For many of the recipients, this financial support is crucial to allowing them to realize their dream profession.(...)


Soroptimist Calendar

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  • MAY 28 2016

    Chartering of SI Club Davos Prättigau (Switzerland)

    Renata Trottmann Probst, SIE President Elect, is pleased to announce that she will be chartering(...)
  • MAY 23 2016

    Save the date! 20th Anniversary of SI Club Sopron (Hungary)

    To celebrate its 20th anniversary, SI Club Sopron is organizing an event on the 26-28 August 2016.
  • MAY 21 2016

    Chartering of SI Club Meschede (Germany)

    Renate Smith Kubat, SIE Representative to the EWL, will have the pleasure to charter SI Club(...)
  • MAY 20 2016

    20th Anniversary of SI Club Krakow (Poland)

    SI Club Krakow is pleased to invite you to the celebration of its 20th anniversary.
    The event will(...)
  • MAY 13 2016

    35th Anniversary of SI Club Roma Tiber (Italy)

    SI Club Roma Tiber invites you to celebrate its 35th anniversary on 13-14 and 15 May(...)
  • MAY 11 2016

    Save the Date! Change of insignia - Soroptimist International Union of France

    The Soroptimist International Union of France invites you to the change of insignia between the(...)
  • MAY 08 2016

    Save the date! 20th anniversary of Club Gdansk (Poland)

    On October (07-09), SI Club in Gdansk, Poland, will celebrate their 20th Anniversary.

    Dates –(...)

  • MAY 04 2016

    35th Anniversary of SI Club Abidjan Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

    SI Club Abidjan Ivoire is celebrating its 35th Anniversary from 30 April to 7 May 2016.          (...)

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  • Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize 2016

    SIE Council of Europe Representative Bettina Hahne invites Soroptimists to submit a nomination for the 2016 Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize which the Council awards annually for outstanding civil(...)
  • New challenges for children rights in Europe in focus of high-level conference in Sofia on 5-6 April

    The refugee influx, rapidly developing digital environment, economic crisis – all these new challenges that Europe is facing today create new risks for human rights of children. How the member(...)
  • Interview on Soroptimist for ARTE Yourope

    // Congratulations to Esra Çaglar of Soroptimist International Union of Turkey for her excellent work of representation of our organisation for the ARTE Yourope TV series on private(...)
  • Taking one step further toward the Soroptimist African Federation!

    The Soroptimist International Future Africa Federation (SIFAF) Conference will take place on 17 - 19 March 2016 in Madagascar. The Union of Madagascar and the Organizing Committee are delighted to(...)
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