AGENDA

Tuesday, 26 March 2019
08:30 // Registration of the participants and welcome coffee
09:00 // Opening session: Setting the scene

GECES, Social Economy Europe and REVES set the scene of AGORADA 2019 providing a comprehensive overview of social enterprises and growth, relevant ecosystems and the role of cities and regions for social economy.

Roberta DALL’OLIO, ERVET. President of EURADA
Anders BRO, Partnership for Social Innovation - Region Örebro and member of the Expert Group on Social Economy and Social Enterprises (GECES) (2018-2024)
Luigi MARTIGNETTI, European Network of Cities and Regions for the Social Economy – REVES and Social Economy Europe-SEE

10:00 // Social enterprises between challenges and opportunities

We will gather regional practitioners, EU policy makers and experts. Looking at the challenges of social enterprises from diverse perspectives will help territories to develop more comprehensive programmes. Supporting social economy enterprises to start-up & scale-up.

Moderator: Victor MESEGUER, Social Economy Europe-SEE and member of the Expert Group on social economy and social enterprises (GECES)

Risto, RAIVIO, European Commission – DG EMPL – Unit Job Creation

Pietro RAVAGLI, Società Dolce Social Cooperative

Jakub KARP, Regional Development Agency Rzeszów, Rzeszów Social Economy Support Centre

10:45 // Coffee break
11:15 // Supporting social enterprises to access to finance

 

Moderator: Victoria BLESSING, Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum

​Jakab ARON, IFKA Public Benefit Non-Profit Ltd. for the Development of Industry

​Stefan MATHESIUS, Agency for Innovation and Development of Andalusia – IDEA

Elisa GALVAN-MONDIÉ, FLOWi – Sustainable City Finance & Impact Deals
 

12:00 // The mediation in the EU: the innovative approach of social enterprises

Moderator: Mikel IRUJO, Government of Navarre and Industrial Modernisation Platform on Social Economy

Georg HAIBACH, European Commission – DG JUST – Civil Justice

Amaya SANZ, Mediación Navarra

Miguel GÓMEZ SÁNCHEZ, Foundation Narac

12:45 // Social enterprises as vehicle of regional internationalisation

 

Moderator: Mikel IRUJO, Government of Navarre and Industrial Modernisation Platform on Social Economy

Aracoop International Programme

Oscar ALTIMIRA, ACCIÓ – Catalonia Trade & Investment

 

13:00 // Networking Lunch
14:00 // Social Economy in Europe and in the United States: Twin brothers?

Two organisation leaders – one European and one US-American – introduce their ways, structures and strategies to support social enterprises and the social economy sector.

 

Moderator: Esteban PELAYO, Director of EURADA
Mikel IRUJO, Industrial Modernisation Platform on Social Economy

Kenny McDONALD, Vice-President of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC)

14:30 // Managing diversity in social enterprises

Undoubtably migration changed the labour market Europe-wide. Migrants represent new labour forces for both mainstream and social enterprises. If properly supported, migrants can also turn into entrepreneurs.

 

Moderator: Graziana GALATI , Policy officer & project manager at Emilia-Romagna Region EU office

Dorotea DANILELE, DIESIS

Ana SARATEANU, Eurochambers

15:00 // Coffee break
15:30 // Open Dialogue: EC and EIB meet territories and social enterprises

Participants divide into 3 groups. Each group takes part in all the 3 workshops as they are held in 3 parallel rounds. The Open Dialogue allows participants to discuss about challenges they encounter as social enterprises and/or regional authorities supporting the social economy sector. EC and EIB officers run the workshops helped by facilitators, exchange with participants and present the inputs in the final session.

Coordinator: Esteban PELAYO, EURADA

Facilitators: Jaakko HELENIUS (Finnish Association of Development Companies SEKES);Andrea DI ANSELMO (MetaGroup); Lina LIOGARIS (Enterprise Greece S.A.)
Simone UCCHEDDU
, European Investment Fund

Maria Anna PARASKEVAS, European Commission – DG EMPL – ESF and FEAD: Policy and Legislation

Patrick KLEIN, European Commission – DG GROW – Advanced technologies, Clusters and Social Economy

17:00 // Social enterprises: “A protected species or traditional enterprises?”

Development agencies long considered social enterprises as an economic “protected species”. However, their growing success raises the question if the dualism between social enterprises and mainstream enterprises became outdated. The EC and EIB officers present outputs of the Open Dialogue session and provide examples of policies and programmes their institutions manage for regional practitioners and social entrepreneurs.The President of EURADA will then draw the conclusions of AGORADA 2019.

 

Moderator: Roberta DALL’OLIO, ERVET. President of EURADA
Simone UCCHEDDU, European Investment Fund

Maria Anna PARASKEVAS, European Commission – DG EMPL – ESF and FEAD: Policy and Legislation

Patrick KLEIN, European Commission – DG GROW – Advanced technologies, Clusters and Social Economy

17:30 // Networking reception
Wednesday, 27 March 2019
08:30 - 13:00 // EURADA General Assembly