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European Social Economy Summit in Mannheim

Summit postponed

The European Social Economy Summit has been postponed. Join us for Digital Road to Mannheim!

The new dates are 26 and 27 May 2021 in Mannheim (DE). The digital road to Mannheim will be kicked off in September 2020.

The Summit will bring together public and private stakeholders, civil society and scholars with a view to discuss the future of social economy, create networks, share good practices, develop further peer learning and increase the visibility of social economy and social enterprises policies. The event will be elaborated around the three main topics:

  • digitalization;
  • (social) innovation;
  • cross-sectoral collaboration.

All sessions should contribute to the overall policy objective of maximising the social economy’s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to a better balance between prosperity and equity and should contribute to moving towards an “economy that works for the people”. More than 1500 participants are expected to join and create a dynamic environment for discussions and various exchanges.

The programme of the Summit will be co-created by the City of Mannheim, the European Commission and by stakeholders.

You can submit your proposals for a workshop via the official website of the summit by 17th of April 2020.

For more information, please consult the official website of the summit

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From September 2020 to April 2021, the European Commission in close cooperation with the city of Mannheim will hold online European Social Economy Exchange Events which will dive deep into specific areas of the #EuropeanSocialEconomy and prepare for the main #EUSES conference on the 26 – 27 May 2021.

The ‘Digital Road to Mannheim’ consists of 8 fully digitized online events. Each roadmap event focusses on a specific topic and aims to connect different Social Economy actors in Europe in a highly interactive format, present best practices and use cases as well as provide first-hand insights in interactive sessions from changemakers all around Europe. The ‘Digital Road to Mannheim’ strengthen the social economy in Europe and harness its contribution to economic development, social inclusion as well as green and digital transitions. 

It is now time to network, inspire and spread good practices!

These events will be indeed an excellent opportunity to engage in a digital way with a diverse audience representing the large variety of actors active in the field all over Europe. You are looking forward to e – meeting you soon ! Stay tuned.

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