Last update: 19/06/2017



The objective is twofold: on the one hand, to review the progress made in building an ecosystem for social enterprises and, on the other hand, to see what the next steps are for this enterprise model to be recognized and more widely disseminated. The European Day of Social Economy Enterprises is also an excellent opportunity to give the floor to the actors in the field by bringing together the EESC's institutional partners and a number of sector representatives as well as several stakeholders in order to have a comprehensive view of the situation, create synergies and discuss how to proceed from the creation of an ecosystem to a systemic change at European level.




8.30         Registration of participants

9.00         Opening remarks and state of play

  • Michael Smyth, Vice-President of the European Economic and Social Committee
  • Nicolas Schmit, Minister of Labour, Employment and Social and Solidary Economy of Luxembourg
  • Oliver Röpke, EESC Member
  • General discussion

9.40          4 inspiring stories

  • Permafungi
  • Solidarity Salt
  • HopHopFood
  • 6zero1

10.30        Participatory workshops

  • The contribution of SEE to new economic models
  • The contribution of SEE to the integration of migrants
  • The contribution of SEE to territorial cohesion

13.00        Lunch

14.30        Presentation of the results of the workshops by the 3 rapporteurs

15.15        Institutional response:

  • Christian Cardona, Minister of the Economy, Investment and Small Business of Malta (tbc)
  • Rait Kuuse, Deputy Secretary General on Social Policy, Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia
  • Jens Nilsson, Member of the European Parliament, Co-president of the Social Economy Intergroup
  • Sławomir Tokarski, Director, DG GROW, European Commission

16.15        Debate

16.45        Conclusion remarks





Event Date: 
Wednesday, 28 June, 2017 -
08:30 to 16:45