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EU Social economy Action Plan launch event

The Commission launch event for the new action plan for the social economy will take place in-person in Brussels and online on 16 December 2021.


The event

On 9 December 2021, the European Commission adopted a new action plan on the social economy. With the action plan, the Commission  put forward concrete measures to help mobilise the full potential of the social economy, building on the results of the 2011 Social Business Initiative and the 2016 Start-up and Scale-up Initiative and propose a coherent set of measures aimed at creating enabling conditions for the social economy to fulfil its potential to contribute to fair, sustainable and inclusive growth.



14.15-15.00 Registration of in-person participants at venue & welcome coffee

15.00-15.05 Welcome & remarks about the event – Tamsin Rose, moderator

15.05-15.15 Scene-setter by Nicolas Hazard, founder and CEO of INCO and special adviser in charge of the social and solidarity economy at the European Commission

15.15-15.45 Interview with Commissioner Nicolas Schmit and Commissioner Breton (tbc) on the new EU Action Plan for the social economy

15.45-16.00 Q&A with the room and online participants

16.00-16.30 Round table 1: An economy that works for people

16.30-16.45 Coffee break

16.45-17.15 Round table 2: New alliances

17.15-17.45 Round table 3: Financing the scale-up

17.45-18.00 Wrap-up, looking forward & call to support the implementation of the action plan

18.00-20.00 Cocktail and networking / virtual networking (tbc)



Please note: Due to the ongoing pandemic only a very limited number of places for in-person participation (up to 100 people in the best case, maybe less) will be available.





Event Details

Date: 16 December 2021 @ 14:15 - 20:00
Time: 14:15 - 20:00
Venue: on line
Organizer Name: European Commission