LEED Programme (Local Economic and Employment Development)

Workshop: Potential of social enterprises for job creation and green economy - how to stimulate their start and development?

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentSocial Entrepreneurs
Strasbourg (Palais des congrès) 16-17 January 2013
The European Commission organises a 2-day event in Strasbourg on January the 16 and the 17th 2014 on “Social entrepreneurs have your say. Empowering social entrepreneurs for innovation, inclusive growth and jobs”.
The event will take stock of the Social Business Initiative impact and developments of social economy in Europe; will identify the future priorities for action and where the EU could add value and support the scaling-up of social entrepreneurship; will strengthen stakeholder's network(s) to support the emergence and scaling-up of initiatives and practices and will create more awareness, ownership and collaboration among institutional actors.In the framework of this event, building on the ongoing cooperation with the European Commission in the fields of social economy and social entrepreneurship, the LEED Programme is organising with the DG Employment of the European Commission a workshop on Potential of social enterprises for job creation and green economy: how to stimulate their start and development?This workshop aims to create an interactive learning environment for participants in order to exchange knowledge and good practices regarding the role of social enterprises in job creation. The results of a recent OECD study on job creation by the social enterprises and the social economy organisations in many economic sectors will allow a debate on the barriers and opportunities for social enterprises to create decent and sustainable jobs. A special focus will be put on the role of social enterprises in the green economy. The topic will be introduced by speakers and stakeholders coming from different perspectives, fields of expertise and geographical areas, who will share their views and reply to the questions of the public. >>>


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