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Dates: May 26-27, 2021| Register here 
Location: Online

European Social Economy Summit 2021

The European Social Economy Summit #EUSES is a jointly organized digital conference by the European Commission and the City of Mannheim.

The #EUSES is a conference that aims at strengthening the social economy in Europe and harness its contribution to economic development, social inclusion as well as green and digital transitions.

The discussions will focus on three dimensions: digitalisation of the Social Economy, (social) innovation, cross-country and cross-sectoral collaboration.

The #EUSES is an opportunity to bring all stakeholders active in the social economy together

Social economy and social enterprises create jobs, provide accessible services, foster up-skilling, address environmental challenges and strengthen communities.

They carry the potential for social innovation and social cohesion. They contribute positively to the economy and society at large. Social economy and Social enterprises are indeed excellent examples of an “Economy that works for people”.

The Summit will bring together public and private stakeholders, civil society representatives and scholars to discuss the future, network, inform, and increase the visibility of social economy and social enterprises policies, with the aim of exchanging good practices and success stories and supporting peer learning.

The programme will be co-created by the City of Mannheim, the European Commission and the participating stakeholders, across the two days.

Three thematic angles are suggested to frame the programme of the European Social Economy Summit

  1. Collaboration: Addressing today’s most pressing challenges requires developing the capacity to lead collaboratively and to effectively work across sectors and countries.
  2. Innovation: Social innovation is the process of developing and deploying effective new solutions to challenging and often systemic social and environmental issues in support of social progress.
  3. Digitalisation: Digitalisation in the Social Economy is already having a substantial impact on social and economic prospects worldwide.

Interested in attending the European Social Economy Summit 2021? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.


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