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Programme

14:00 - 14:15      Welcome & opening remarks

  • Luca Jahier, President of the European Economic and Social Committee
  • Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President of the Committee of the Regions

14:15 - 14:55      An assessment of the 2014-2019 EU mandate and proposals for the future: Social Economy going forward in Europe

  • Presented and moderated by Georgi Pirinski, Vice-President of the SEIG (S&D, BG)
  • Ulla Engelmann, Head of unit for Advanced Technologies, Clusters and Social Economy, European Commission
  • Marie-Christine Vergiat, Co-President of the Social Economy Intergroup
  • Ariane Rodert, EESC member, President of the section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption
  • Juan Antonio Pedreño, President of Social Economy Europe (SEE)

14:55 - 15:35      Social Economy roundtable: Social Economy, shaping the Future of Europe

  • Presented and moderated by Sofia Ribeiro, Vice-President of the SEIG (EPP, PT)
  • Albert Lautman, CEO of the Fédération Nationale de la Mutualité Française (on behalf of AIM and AMICE)
  • Giuseppe Guerini, President of CECOP-CICOPA Europe (European Confederation of Industrial and Services Cooperatives)
  • Marilena Vrana, Policy and Incubation Manager, European Foundation Centre (EFC)
  • Xavier Roberti, Member of the Board of Directors, European Network of Social Integration Enterprises (ENSIE)
  • Wlodzimierz Grudzinski, Vice-President of FEBEA (European Federation of Ethical and Alternative Banks and Financiers)
  • Jan Olsson, Co-President of REVES (European Network of Cities and Regions for Social Economy)

15:35 - 16:45      Leaders roundtable The future of Europe: the role of the social economy

  • Presented and moderated by Victor Meseguer, Director of Social Economy Europe
  • Ramón Luis Valcárcel, Vice-President of the European Parliament, Co-President of the SEIG (EPP, ES)
  • Iratxe García Pérez, First Vice-President of the Party of European Socialists (PES)
  • Ernest Urtasum, MEP (GREENS/EFA), member of the SEIG
  • Gabi Zimmer, President of the European United Left / Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL), European Parliamentary Group

16:45 - 17:20     A message to the future European Parliament from the Social Economy Intergroup

  • Presented and moderated by Marie-Christine Vergiat, co-President of the SEIG (GUE/NGL, FR)
  • Sofia Ribeiro, Vice-President of the SEIG (EPP, PT)
  • Elena Gentile, Co-President of the SEIG (S&D, IT)

17:20 - 17:30     Concluding remarks

  • Alain Coheur, Vice-President of SEE, Co-spokesperson of the EESC Social Economy Category and President of the EESC Study Group on social economy
    enterprises