The 22 alumni of the Social Innovation and Management Programme 2021 come from 9 countries in Central and South-Eastern Europe. This year’s participants represented organizations and social businesses in the fields of social services, social inclusion, youth, education, environment and sustainability, among others. Despite being challenged by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the participants were able to deepen their knowledge and expertise in project development and to improve their leadership skills. Moreover they intensely worked on bringing innovative ideas into practice and extended their international networks. The Programme was held in three modules, due to the circumstances two of the three modules took place in a hybrid mode.