By: Staffan Nilsson
On 18 November, the President of the European Economic and Social Committee, Staffan Nilsson, will participate in the high level conference on "Promoting social entrepreneurship in Europe", organised as a follow up to the European Commission "Social Business Initiative" Communication (IP/11/1238). Speakers include: the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso and other European Commissioners (Michel Barnier and László Andor); government ministers from several Member States (Poland, United Kingdom, Denmark). A keynote speech will be delivered by Muhammad Yunus, Founder of Grameen Bank (Bangladesh) and Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2006. Sir Ronald Cohen, Chair of Big Society Capital Ltd. (UK) will take part in one of the panels.