Italian Conference: Unlocking the potential of the Social Economy for EU growth

Italian Conference: Unlocking the potential of the Social Economy for EU growth

On November the 17th-18th 2014, Italy hosted a participatory and policy-oriented conference on Social Economy.

The event, organised by the Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy in collaboration with the European Commission and with the support of ISFOL, was based on ten parallel thematic sessions.
The Working Groups were the following:

  • WG 1 Policy support at National and European levels:
 regulation, State aid, fiscal incentives, and related matters;
  • WG 2 The role of EU Structural Funds for supporting the Social Economy;
  • WG3 Collaborating with the public sector: public procurement and not only;
  • WG 4 Financial instruments and intermediaries;
  • WG 5 New trends and forms of Social Economy;
  •  WG 6 Employment and the Social Economy;
  • WG 7 The contribution of research, education and statistics;
  • WG 8 Collaborating with other actors: corporations and trade unions;
  • WG 9 Social impact: what should be measured and reported, and how?
  • WG 10 Social economy and international cooperation.

More than 190 speakers from 25 European countries – Institutional representatives, social economy practitioners, stakeholders, policy-makers, scholars and experts – discussed the key issues affecting the development of the Social Economy in Europe.

Partners from the EFESEIIS project spoke at the event “Unlocking the potential of the social economy for EU growth”: Michael Roy from Glasgow Caledonian University was rapporteur in WG7 – The contribution of research, education and statistics, while Marco Tognetti from the Yunus Social Business Centre University of Florence spoke in WG8 – Collaborating with other actors: corporations and trade unions.

For more information please see: http://socialeconomyrome.it/it/