In the framework of SOCIAL SEEDS project, the Association Social Economy Slovenia organise the Forum "Creating the Future of Europe together" to debate and contribute to the process favourising social economy enterprises and their ecosystems, on 6th of March, Minorite Church  (Minoritska cerkev, Vojašniški trg 2a), Maribor, starting at 12.00 with study visit of social  enterprise community in Maribor, European capital of Social Economy 2018. For the next day, Social Economy Europe together with the Association Social Economy Slovenia in cooperation with the Prime Minister’s Office of the Republic of Slovenia, SOCIAL SEEDS project partner, Regional development agency of Gorenjska, BSC Kranj, and Municipality of Maribor invite you to participate in the Conference “Boosting Social Economy in South East Europe in order to foster learning and exchanging knowledge as well as networking among social economy stakeholders.

            With the attendance of 

                Juan Antonio Pedreño President Social Economy Europe

                Mojca Ž. Metelko Secretary General Social Economy Slovenia

                Tadaj Slapnik State Secretary Prime Minister's Office

                Andrej Fištravec Mayor Municipality of Maribor

                Rok Šimenc Director RDA Gorenjska

6 March 2018

10.00 – 12.00 Partners meeting: SOCIAL SEEDS, Action plan

12.00 – 16.00 Study visit of Social enterprises in Maribor (starting with short lunch break at Dame


16.00 – 19.15 Forum of Social economy in EU Regions: Creating the Future of Europe together:

16.00 – 16.15 Opening speech

        - 16.15 – 16.45 Panel (1): The role of municipalities in the Future of Europe through Social

economy actions

        - 16.45 – 17. 15 Panel (2): The role of Regional Development Agencies and Local Action Groups

as regional and local promotors of social economy actions

        - 17.15 – 17.45 Panel (3): The role of supporting environments and initiatives as one of the main

important stakeholders in the ecosystem of Social Economy

        - 17.45 - 18.30 Panel (4): Best practices of Social Economy on the regional level: Presentation of

SOCIAL SEEDS project and best practices of social enterprises in partners regions

- 18.30 – 19.00 Presentation of the Position paper as a result of public consultation for national

and transnational actions

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7 March 2018

9.30 – 10.00 Registration

10.00 – 10.30 Welcome speeches 

10.30 – 11.30 Roundtable 1: The social economy in South-East Europe and  supporters 

11.30 - 11.45 Coffee Break

11.45 – 12.45 Roundtable 2: Conducive ecosystems for the social economy:  other best practices from all over Europe 

12.45 – 13.45 Roundtable 3: Innovative social economy experiences and  projects 

13.45 – 14.30 Lunch Break

14.30 – 15.30 Round table 4: Buying responsible

Closing remarks – Slovenian presidency perspective

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