The "Social Economy" Category organised a joint conference with the SOC & INT Sections of the EESC entitled: "Social economy and social innovation as drivers of competitiveness, growth and social well-being: perspecitves and priorities for the new Commission and the European Parliament".
Throughout a substantial number of opinions, the Strasbourg event, and the Social Entrepreneurship project, the EESC is actively involved in the Social Entrepreneurship field. As a result of this project currently undertaken by the EESC, policy directions and concrete actions will be forwarded to the new Commission and Parliament at the fall of 2014.
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A short overview of the Event organized by the European Commission, the European Economic and Social Committee and the City of Strasbourg in Strasbourg on 16-17.01.2014
The purpose of this overview document is to present a summary of threads and patterns emerging form the contents of the Event.
Speech by President Luca Jahier at the Confcooperative workshop on Social Business and the Social Economy in Bologna on 21 February 2014