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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The purpose of this overview document is to present a summary of threads and patterns emerging form the contents of the Event.
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
Speech by President Luca Jahier at the Confcooperative workshop on Social Business and the Social Economy in Bologna on 21 February 2014