Save the date : November 9th, 2017 at the European parliament in Brussels

Conference 1 : News and expectations (room 1G2)

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alain-coheur

Alain Coheur

President of Social Economy Europe

He started his career at the University Hospital of Liege. In 1991, he joined the Belgian National Union of Socialist Mutual Health Funds (research department). As a member of the Insurance Committee of the National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance and in the National Council for hospitals of the Ministry of Public Health, He was involved in the management of the Belgian healthcare system.

Since 1997, he has been coordinating different crossborder healthcare projects between Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Germany and Luxemburg financed by the European funds, Interreg. Between 1998 and 2002, he was a project manager at the International Association of Mutual Health Funds (AIM), and is still a member of the Board of Directors now.

In 2002, he came back to the Belgian National Union of Socialist Mutual Health Funds/Solidaris as Director for European and International Affairs. Since 2004, he has been a member of the bureau of the International Social Security Association (ISSA) and vice-chairman of the Technical Commission on Mutual Benefit Societies. he was elected president of the Belgian Non-Governmental Organisation “Solsoc” in 2007 and president of the European platform “Social Economy Europe” in 2008.

In 2013, I was appointed as a member of the consultative multi-stakeholder group on social business (GECES) by the European Commission.

more informations : www.socialeconomy.eu.org

Conference 1 – News and expectations

(9h – Room 1 G2)

Eric Lavillunière

Eric Lavillunière

INEES – Luxembourg

Eric represents INEES in RIPESS Europe. He holds a Master “Social Economy and Local Development” from the University of Paris XIII (1986). He began his militant commitment in the early 90s within the Network for Alternative and Solidarity Economy (REAS in France, then at MB2).

He animated a Pole in solidarity economy in Auvergne and accompanied the development of several projects in organic agriculture, fair trade, culture, wood energy sector.

He worked at the CECOP (European Confederation of Cooperatives of Production) in Brussels from 2001 mainly on the themes of corporate social responsibility, social enterprise and the relation with social movements including the European Social Forums. He joined INEES in Luxembourg in early 2006 to promote the solidarity economy as the third economic pillar between private sector and public economics.

After organizing the 4th intercontinental congress on “Globalization of Solidarity” in Schifflange in 2009, he was one of the founders of RIPESS Europe in 2011. In 2010 INEES also organized the 10th meeting of the Inter-university network RIUESS, with the University of Luxembourg, Protagonist of an European dynamic within RIPESS Europe, Eric Lavillunière promoted popular education, inspired by the Brazilian educator Paulo Freire. He is also very engaged in the Transition Minett ‘, which is involved in the movement of Transition Towns.

more informations : www.iness.org

Conference 1 – News and expectations

(9h – Room 1 G2)

Peru Sasia

Member of board of Fiare Banca Etica – Spain

PhD in Chemistry from the University of the Basque Country. During 20 years developed his professional activity in the industrial sector, mainly in the fields of water treatment and occupational health. In 2004 took a position as researcher and professor of the Centre for Applied Ethics of the University of Deusto in Bilbao, responsible of the “organizational ethics” research line. In May 2013, become first Spanish member of the board of Banca Popolare Etica (www.bancaetica.org).

He is also board member of the Federation of Ethical and Alternative Banks (www.febea.org) and the Spanish Solidarity Economy Network (REAS) (www.economiasolidaria.org).

Conference 1 – News and expectations

(9h – Room 1 G2)

Conference 2 : SSE and Youth - concrete experiences/education and training (room 1G2)

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Josette Combes

Josette COMBES

Represents the French network MES in RIPESS Europe.

She holds a Master Degree in Sociolinguistics (Paris VII, 1983) and was responsible for a national development program in social housing tailored to the creation of spaces for early childhood with parental involvement (creation or restructuring of more than 45 places in the Hexagon).

From 1990 to 1998, she contributed as an expert in the work of the Centre for Research on the Education of the OECD (“Programs for the coordination of services for children at risk”).

Based in the Midi-Pyrénées region since 1994, she has worked as a consultant in several organizations of the region, speaking on issues of cultural exchange, project methodology and the development of solidarity economy and led action research for several local authorities. From 2000 to 2012, as Senior Lecturer associated with the University of Toulouse le Mirail, she taught project methodology in social economy and development economics focused on endogenous experiences brought by the initiative of local communities.

Currently she is President of the Institute of Research and Development NOVETAT (Midi-Pyrénées), board member of MES (Movement for Solidarity Economy, France) and member of the Scientific Council of the RIUESS – Inter-University Network of SSE.

www.le-mes.org

Conference 2 : SSE and Youth – Concrete experiences/education and training

(11h30 – Room 1 C47)

Ana AGUIRRE

Ana AGUIRRE

Tazebaez S.Coop – Netherlands

She co-founded Tazebaez back in 2009 as part of her university studies in Mondragon University with a team of 12 people in our first year. She were the first generation of LEINN the Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation degree under Mondragon Team Academy.

After the four years of growing our entrepreneurial project by experimenting in plenty of different field and all around the world, we graduated and 8 of us decided to re-found Tazebaez S.Coop. They are now a cooperative home to 25 people based in Bilbao, Basque Country but with teams working in China, Korea, Netherlands and the Basque Country.

She can be described as an innovation group leading and developing projects in the field of communication (Make It Visual), Education and technology (The Makery), Higher education on the field of innovation and entrepreneurship (hand on hand with MTA) and several other consulting processes. All of it putting people in the center and with the aim of building a better world.
She was co-founder in both the stages.

She has developed projects of several kinds in innovation, experience development, human centered design… all around the world (Brasil, China, India, Finand) living currently in the Netherlands.

Conference 2 – SSE and Youth – Concrete experiences/education and training

(14h30 – Room 1 G2)

Giorgio BARACCO

Co-founder of the Ulis Academy and of its CODER{360} course

CEO at “Proteina”, a social cooperative established in 2014 dealing with service design for social innovation. Giorgio Baracco is in charge of building and managing the relationships with the relevant stakeholders. Proteina’s focus is to organize national and international events on Sharing Economy and Social Innovation.

Giorgio Baracco is also co-founder of the Ulis Academy and of its CODER{360} course. The value of “CODER {360}” is to provide, after eight months of intensive training, multifaceted skills in order to become a developer, a software architect, a project-lean-digital manager, a scrum master, a digital platform maker, and a social impact evaluator, and for developing the ability to project “new economies” with a social impact.

Conference 2 – SSE and Youth – Concrete experiences/education and training

(14h30 – Room 1 G2)

Cristina SÁNCHEZ HERRANDO

Member of Emprendes

Technique of Projects in the Network of Social and Solidarity Economy of Aragon, Cristina Sánchez Herrando is part of the multidisciplinary team of Emprendes | ESS Resource Center, since its inception in 2014. That year we also organized the 1st Congress of Social and Solidarity Economy and the first ComunESS and C2C forums.
He studied Administration and Business Administration at the University of Zaragoza, with which he is still linked to try to implement a model of university social incubator (Lab_ES) that relates to the ESS.Currently accompanying collective social entrepreneurship processes in the initial phase or the development of a business model, with a special follow-up of projects promoted by young people and women (for which she actively participates in the Together We Undertake program and the Commission on Feminisms and Care REAS Aragón).
Its experience as one of the first dynamizers of the municipal innovation project The Collaborator of Zaragoza Activa, brings you capabilities to interconnect people and apply the methodology of business model or canvas canvas to entrepreneurial projects.

Conference 2 – SSE and Youth – Concrete experiences/education and training

(14h30 – Room 1 G2)

Judit GARCIA LLORE

Member of Regional Parliament of Gipuzkoa (Basque country)

Judit Garcia Llore was born 42 years ago in Bargota (Nafarroa), she currently lives in Olaberria (Gipuzkoa), in a farm dedicated to organic production.

Degree in Agricultural Engineering (2000, UPNA), based the final project in the field of Ecological Agriculture, a project carried out at the University of Nottingham (England). Master in Ecological Production (2003, Universitat de Barcelona) and Superior Course of Oenology (2004, Higher School of the Basque Country, La Guardia).

She has worked in several companies in the primary sector. He has done several studies for companies in the field of economic aid in the unified agricultural policy. Since 2007 he is an agronomist at Lurgintza Nekazal S.Coop.

Since 2011 she is member of Regional Parliament of Gipuzkoa.

Judit Garcia Llore will explain why consumption groups and food sovereignty as a key for employment for youth, organized in cooperatives and social purpose.

Conference 2 – SSE and Youth – Concrete experiences/education and training

(14h30 – Room 1 G2)

Conference 3 : SSE, Social and territorial cohesion (room 1G2)

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Tadej SLAPNIK

Slovenian Secretary of State for social economy

For years Tadej Slapnik has been instrumental in starting and launching several social enterprises, worker cooperatives and several other initiatives of social entrepreneurships in Slovenia. He collaborated in the preparation of the national Strategy for the Development of Social Entrepreneurship 2013-16 and the plan for its execution. He is the founder and secretary general of the internationally operating Slovenian Forum of Social Entrepreneurship. He also follows the development of various initiatives in the field of youth entrepreneurship and other vulnerable social groups.

Between 2009 and 2012 he served as Deputy in the Slovenian National Assembly contributing to the creation of the Social Entrepreneurship Act. Between 2004 and 2009 he worked as director of The Dravinjska Valley Youth Center, between 200 and 2004 he held the position of secretary in the National Assembly Deputy Group. Between 2002 and 2006 he was a member of the Management Committee of the Fund for the Decommissioning of the Krško Nuclear Power Plant. Between 1998 and 2013 he was also the member of the Slovenske Konjice Municipal Council.

Conference 3 : SSE, Social and territorial cohesion

(16h, Room 1 G2 – Interpretation: All EU languages)

Daniel Le Guillou

Daniel Le Guillou

ETCLD – France

As part of the national team of the Experimental Fund against long-term unemployment, he is responsible for the results of the experiment. As part of the conference organized by the University of Paris East Marne-La-Vallée “What social model for the XXI century?”, He presented a paper on the following theme:
“Experimentation” Territories zero long-term unemployed “: an opportunity to strengthen the welfare state? ”

Website : www.tzcld.fr

Conference 3 : SSE, Social and territorial cohesion

(16h, Room 1 G2 – Interpretation: All EU languages)

Patrick KLEIN

Head of the social economy team, DG Grow, European Commission

Patrick Klein is the Social Economy team leader of the DG GROW (Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs at the European Commission. He previously worked in the field of SME financing at the European Commission as well than the internationalization of companies in different law firms advice in Brussels (Arthur Andersen / Deloitte).
Patrick Klein graduated from the Institute of Higher European Studies in Strasbourg (1994) and College of Europe Bruges – Administration Section (1996).

Conference 3 : SSE, Social and territorial cohesion

(16h, Room 1 G2 – Interpretation: All EU languages)

Maria ANGELES DIEZ

Professor researcher and Memeber of EkosolFem

Maria Angeles Diez is a professor of economics at the UPV / EHU, researcher at the Hegoa Institute for Development Studies and President of REAS Euskadi. She participates actively in its board of directors, and in the groups of Social Audit and EkosolFem (solidarity economy and feminist). She also participates in different areas of Fiare Banca Ética.

Conference 3 : SSE, Social and territorial cohesion

(16h, Room 1 G2 – Interpretation: All EU languages)

Beñat IRASUEGI IBARRA

Cooperativist and activist in Talios Koop

Beñat Irasuegi Ibarra studied Agricultural Technical Engineering at the Public University of Nafarroa. He is currently studying Business and Co-operative Company Management at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. His professional carrier is focused on strategic consultancy for free knowledge based projects and social and transformative activism. He is one of the promoters of Olatukoop -a network for interco-operation and support of Social and Transformative Economy. He has also worked actively creating social and co-operative emtrepreneurship programmes, the most important being KoopFabrika.

Conference 3 : SSE, Social and territorial cohesion

(16h, Room 1 G2 – Interpretation: All EU languages)

Workshop 1 - Workers and Employment (Room 1 C47)

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Markéta VINKELHOFEROVA

President of Coop Fair Bio Roastery (Czech Republic)

A practitioner of social solidarity economy (SSE), Markéta is the President of the Cooperative Fair & Bio Roastery, which joins up principles of collective entrepreneurship with fair trade and social inclusion. She also works for the Ecumenical Academy, a Prague-based non-profit organisation that promotes alternatives to current economic, social and environmental issues, and is a co-founder of the Czech Initiative of Food Sovereignty. Markéta is also the project coordinator for the SUSY – Sustainable and SolidaritY economy EU project in the Czech Republic.

She has published a number of articles and interviews on good practice examples of social and solidarity economy, cooperatives, food sovereignty, development issues, social inequalities, neoliberalism and other current events. An English teacher by training, she used to work in the field of development cooperation in Palestine and Afghanistan and for the inclusion of immigrants in the Czech Republic.

Workshop 1 :Workers and Employment

(10h, Room 1 C47)

Donato NUBILE

President and CEO of Smart-it

SMart is a non-profit organisation created in Belgium in 1998 which is now established in 9 different European countries. Its aim is to simplify and support the professional experiences of creative and cultural workers by helping self-employed persons to develop their own activity through a safe system. It offers multiple services such as: information, trainings, legal advice, van rentals, subsidies, a social professional network, etc. Recently SMart extended its services to the so called “platforms workers”, and all people who live work conditions of insecurity, instability and with less social protection.

Workshop 1 :Workers and Employment

(10h, Room 1 C47)

Jean Philippe MILESY

Delegate of ” Rencontres Sociales ”

Jean Philippe Milesy, is an activist and consultant for Social Economy (he was e.g. Secretary General and President of Cooperative College, adviser to the Interministerial Delegation for ESS…). He is now Delegate of « Rencontres Sociales » (Social Meetings) and has published at Alternatives Economics « Economie sociale et mouvement syndical (Social Economy and Trade Union Movement) ». He hasjust published at the Gabriel Peri Fundation « Petit précis d’histoire sociale de l’Economie sociale (Small precise of social history of the social economy )». Writer, he had the opportunity through his engagements to know the circles of politics and unionism, knowledge that feed his novels. His love of others led him to write about the various companies that make up us, and it is through the kind of thriller that Jean-Philippe Milesy is fully expressed to date with two publications in “Black Rail”: «Un petit noir bien corsé ( A small and strong black coffee )» and « Mort d’un cheminot (Death of a railwayman) ». Nowadays he is adviser for social economy of the French dayly “l’Humanité”, and participates, at its supplement ESS every first Tuesday of the month.

Workshop 1 : Workers and Employment

(10h, Room 1 C47)

Diana DOVGAN

Policy Officer at CECOP-CICOPA Europe

Diana Dovgan, Master in International Relations (Université Libre de Bruxelles), is the policy officer of CECOP – CICOPA Europe (European Confederation of Cooperatives active in industry and services). She is in charge of policy sectors that are of interest its members, and particularly enterprise, employment and social policies. She joined the CECOP – CICOPA Europe team in 2008. From 2004 to 2008 she was working in the Cabinet of the Belgian Minister in charge of Social Integration and Equal Opportunities.

Workshop 1 : Workers and Employment

(10h, Room 1 C47)

Workshop 2 - Inequalities and Cohesion (Room 1 G2)

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Erdmuthe Klaer

Deputy General Secretary of the European Network of Cities and Regions for the Social Economy (REVES)

Erdmuthe Klaer-Morselli is Deputy Secretary General at the European Network of Cities and Regions for the Social Economy (REVES, aisbl) and board member of Social Economy Europe.

Since 2005 she is co-ordinating partnership-based activities of social economy and public authorities from different cities and regions all over Europe. She is also in charge of following related (legislative) initiatives of the various EU institutions and bodies.

Erdmuthe has been active in the associative and solidarity-economy sectors in Germany and Belgium for many years. She studied communication and political science in Münster and Berlin (D) and holds a Master Degree in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe/Warsaw campus.

Workshop 2 – Inequalities and Cohesion

(10h, Room 1 G2)

Sven BARTILSSON

Senior Advisor at COOMPANION

Sven Bartilsson has held several positions within Coompanion. He has extensive experience in development of social entrepreneurship and social innovation especially in the field of social inclusion. His experience includes research, business management, PR consulting and policy work.

Mr Bartilsson experience includes roles as Project Manager for various ESF-funded and other projects in the field of entrepreneurship and inclusion, commitments for Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth and Arbetsförmedlingen (Employment Services) in the field, and leading working groups in the European Learning Networks. The deep involvement in strategies for scaling social enterprises has led Mr Bartilsson to become Director of European Social Franchising Network. Being responsible for the social economy sector in the creation of compacts on local and regional level has developed a deep understanding of the social economy ecosystem. As he founded the social investment organisation Mikrofonden and still holds the seat as vice president, he gained extensive knowledge about the financial situation of social enterprises. Mr Bartilsson was the architect behind and initially responsible for the Swedish Thematic Group on Social Enterprises.

During his career Mr Bartilsson has constantly been involved in transnational partnership. This includes transnational cooperation at project level, rapporteur or moderation at several European conferences, involvement in European Thematic Groups and Learning Network and members at Boards of European Organisations as CECOP and ESFN.

Workshop 2 – Inequalities and Cohesion

(10h, Room 1 G2)

Charlotte POISSON

Trainer and coordinator of the Univerbal project at “Le Monde des Possibles”

Graduate in sociology, Charlotte Poisson worked for 5 years in Berlin (Germany) in the field of social and cultural action with a public of migrant people. She is now working at “Le Monde des Possibles” on different projects involving migrants: actions to fight violence against migrant women, skills development and training for citizenship. The Univerbal project trains future social interpreters and offers translation and social interpreting services in more than thirty languages. Univerbal supports the self-management capacity of migrant people as well as the multilingual dynamics of the participants.

Workshop 2 – Inequalities and Cohesion

(10h, Room 1 G2)

Didier VAN DER MEEREN

Administrator of “Le Monde des Possibles”

Didier Van der Meeren is an associate professor of philosophy at the Free University of Brussels and director of the non-profit association “Le Monde des Possibles”. Since 2001, he is responsible of a team of 15 referents dedicated to the reception of people from foreign origin (200 migrants per week / 69 nationalities / 410 languages) in Liège, Belgium.

Sensitive to new forms of engagement of cultural minorities, he takes part in the micro-resistance of young people, women, migrants, the 99% of the population who stands up to assert their democratic rights. Mr. Van der Meeren particularly enjoys contributing to popular education processes where struggles for more solidarity and freedom are expressed. He has had the opportunity to develop collective projects for 15 years has participated in local and international movements to cross diasporic identities, create law and accompany political education.
The socio-cultural sector has allowed him for several years to develop projects of self- social construction of knowledge and practices in the field of intercultural dialogue.

Workshop 2 – Inequalities and Cohesion

(10h, Room 1 G2)

Schifteh HASHEMI

Schifteh Hashemi is the advocacy officer and network coordinator of Arbeit plus – Social Integration Enterprises Austria. The independent Austrian network arbeit plus consists of 200 non-profit Social Enterprises and was founded more than 30 years ago. Hashemi holds Master Degrees’ in Socio- Economics and International Management from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. She is specialised in Economic and Social Policy. Her areas of interest comprise transformative social innovation, social economy and labour market policy. She is convinced that a new understanding and distribution of (paid/unpaid) work is a necessary step for gender equality and a socio-ecological transformation.

The independent Austrian Arbeit plus“ network consists of 200 non-profit, labour market orientated Social Integration Enterprises and was founded more than 30 years ago. The uniqueness of the Social Integration Enterprises that are part of “arbeit plus” is the combination of social, economic and ecological goals. The member organisations advise, supervise and employ people with difficulties accessing the labour market. The Social Integration Enterprises receive public funding for their labour market integrating mandate. Their services address various groups such as long-term unemployed, girls and women, youth, the elderly, those struggling with addiction or ex-prisoners. Specially trained employees offers the needed expertise and experience to integrate people into the labour market.

Workshop 2 – Inequalities and Cohesion

(10h, Room 1 G2)

Virginia MEO

Rete Italiana di Economia Solidale

Virginia Meo, expert in social and solidarity economy and member of the Italian Network of Solidarity Economy. As activist, she promoted Social and Solidarity economy networks in the south of Italy and coordinated advocacy and lobbying activities; expert on groups’ facilitation, she facilitated a participatory community process in order to adopt a products’ specification for the Natural Park of Terra d’Otranto. She participated as researcher in the SUSY project and the Laboratorio Beth.

Workshop 2 – Inequalities and Cohesion

(10h, Room 1 G2)

Josh ROBERTS

REScoop

Since January 2017, Josh has served as Advocacy Officer of REScoop.eu. REScoop.eu is a federation that represents and supports citizens and community energy initiatives around Europe that work on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other clean energy technologies.

A qualified lawyer in California since 2010, Josh has been actively involved in the European energy policy debate since 2012. As climate and energy lawyer for ClientEarth, an environmental law NGO, Josh worked on issues related to the internal energy market, renewables, infrastructure, and community/citizen participation in the energy sector.

Josh earned his Juris Doctorate from McGeorge School of law, and he has an LL.M. in Environmental Law & Policy at University College London. He is also a member of the World Commission on Environmental Law.

Workshop 2 – Inequalities and Cohesion

(10h, Room 1 G2)

Workshop 3 - Co-Construction of Public Policies for SSE (Room 1 G2)

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Carlos Askunze

Carlos ASKUNZE ELIZAGA

President of REAS Rdr and REAS Euskadi – Spain

Carlos Askunze works since 2005 as coordinator of the Basque country Solidarity Network and is president of REAS RdR – Spanish solidarity alternative economy network. Previously, and for 10 years, he worked in the area of awareness-raising of Hegoa. From within REAS, Carlos participates in different platforms related to the impulse of the solidarity economy, ethical banking and companies of insertion. He is member of several citizens initiatives in the District of San Francisco de Bilbao, in addition to belonging to the ITAKA grassroot community.

More informations : www.economiasolidaria.org

Workshop 3 – Co-Construction of Public Policies for SSE

(11h30 – Room 1 C47)

Silvia Ferreira

Professor and Researcher at University of Coimbra – Portugal

She is an assistant professor in Sociology at the Faculty of Economics of Coimbra University, researcher at the Centre for Social Studies and at the Center for Cooperative and Social Economy Studies of the Faculty of Economics.

She holds a PhD in Sociology from Lancaster University (UK). She has been involved in research on social security reform, third sector and social policy, gender equality in third sector organisations, social entrepreneurship and social innovation, volunteering, local governance through state/third sector partnerships. Her basic interest has been the evolving nature of the welfare state and of welfare mixes with particular emphasis on the role of the third sector/social economy.

Her extension work focuses the relation between the university and society, particularly the third sector.

Workshop 3 – Co-Construction of Public Policies for SSE

(11h30 – Room 1 C47)

Judith HITCHMAN

RIPESS International

Judith Hitchman is Irish, of Austrian and Czech parentage, and is professionally based in France, where she has lived for many years. She has 40 years of international experience in interpersonal communication training and management. She is a long-standing facilitator in managing cultural differences in international teams and has worked as a consultant, coordinator and simultaneous interpreter & translator with international networks of sustainable local development as well as the World Social Forum process. In recent years she has focused on work as a food sovereignty activist, and is currently President of Urgenci, the global Community Supported Agriculture network, a social movement that today represents over 1.5 million people.

She held the mandate as Consumer Constituency representative within the Civil Society Mechanism of the Committee for World Food Security and Nutrition until last October. She is also one of the two Board Members for Europe in the Intercontinental Social and Solidarity Economy network (RIPESS), where her contributions focus on promoting how solidarity economy can provide a genuine rights-based alternative to the existing economic paradigm.

One of the core aspects of her recent work has been building bridges between food sovereignty and solidarity economy, the two pillars of Urgenci’s affiliation at UN level on the questions of global food policy.

Workshop 3 – Co-Construction of Public Policies for SSE

(11h30 – Room 1 C47)

Antonis Vorloou

Antonis VORLOOU

Special Secretary for Social and Solidarity Economy

Antonis Vorloou has a degree in Biology from the University of Athens and holds a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Ghent. He has also received a M.B.A. from the Athens University of Economics and Business.

He is currently Special Secretary for Social and Solidarity Economy and his most recent work has been focused in the development of the Social Entrepreneurship Sector in Greece.

Previously he has worked in the European Court of Auditors in Luxembourg and the private sector and for the last fourteen years he has served as an executive in Management Authorities for Structural Funds in the Ministries of Agriculture, Development and Labour.

Workshop 3 – Co-Construction of Public Policies for SSE

(11h30 – Room 1 C47)

Monica DI SISTO

Vicepresident of Fairwatch

Journalist, writer, trade and development expert, she teaches Communication and Social Advocacy at Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome, and taught Economic Development Models at the Pontifical Gregorian University.

Since the 1990s, she has been consultant and promoter in advocacy projects for NGOs and SSE organizations. She has been involved in the network of the Italian solidarity economy for over 15 years. She was vice president of the Consortium for the City of the AlterEconomy in Rome and a member of the Ethics Committee of Ethics Sgr, an investment company issued by Banca Etica. She projected and supported the realization of SSEDAS research.

Workshop 3 – Co-Construction of Public Policies for SSE

(11h30 – Room 1 C47)

Riccardo TROISI

President of ReOrient

Economist, writer, he coordinated as Fairwatch expert the 80 researchers that developed the SSEDAS research on the field and finalized the research itself. He has been teacher assistant for Bruno Amoroso, Economy Professor at Roskilde and Rome universities. He also has been research consultant for urban planning strategies for European project URBACT II title Reblock, urban regeneration and local economy in Tor Sapienza-Rome Italy. Coordinator of Network of Social Economy on behalf of the the Consortium City of the AlterEconomy in Rome.
Member of several international missions of Peace organized by the Italian civil society with the Italian Ministry of International Affairs in countries in conflict as Lebanon, Iraq, the Balkans, Mexico, Guatemala.

Workshop 3 – Co-Construction of Public Policies for SSE

(11h30 – Room 1 C47)

Patricia ANDRIOT

Vice President of RTES (France)

Patricia Andriot, elected, on the list of Europe Ecology – Greens, is Community Advisor of Auberive Vingeanne Montaugeonnais and Vice President of RTES, Reserves of local authorities for a solidarity economy. She was Vice-President of the Regional Council Champagne-Ardenne, in charge of Social and Solidarity Economy. She was also involved in the Rural University of Langres, but was created to debate the territory, in connection with issues of society and local impacts.

Workshop 3 – Co-Construction of Public Policies for SSE

(11h30 – Room 1 C47)

Nora INWINKL

Labsus e Solidarius

Sociologist with a Phd in Policy Analysis received from Sapienza University in Rome; her research topics are social movements, local development and participatory planning. Nora is involved in SSE as an activist since 2011, when she took part in a Solidarity Purchase Group in Rome and thereafter started to participate as in many initiatives and the creation of the Rome and Lazio Solidarity Economy Network. In the last two years, Nora has been collaborating with Solidarius Italia (solidarius.it) doing research, training, tutoring and promoting SSE values, principles and activities at the local, national and European level.
She’s also been collaborating with Labsus (labsus.org) in the promotion of the Regulation for the care of the Commons between citizens and local administrations and has co-edited the Italian edition of the last book by Euclides Mance, “Circuiti Economici Solidali” (Solidarity Economy Circuits).

Workshop 3 – Co-Construction of Public Policies for SSE

(11h30 – Room 1 C47)

Patricia COLER

General of the UFISC

Patricia Coler is delegate General of the UFISC – Federal Union of Intervention of Cultural Structures, which brings together nearly 2500 companies of the social solidarity economy in the arts and cultural sector in France. These structures recognize themselves in the manifesto for “Another economy of art and culture” and defend the principles of cultural rights based on the dignity of individuals and cultural diversity, cooperation and pluralistic democracy, the citizens’ initiative and participation of the people into the co-construction of the general interest. Patricia Coler is co-President of the Movement for Solidarity Economy, member of the Superior Council of the Social and Solidarity Economy set up following the French law on the SSE voted in 2014 and a member of the Coordinating Committee of RIPESS EU – Solidarity Economy Europe.

Workshop 3 – Co-Construction of Public Policies for SSE

(11h30 – Room 1 C47)

Workshop 4 - Migrants and refugees (Room 1 G2)

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Zinka Mujkic

Zinka Mujkić

OKUS DOMA/Taste of home – Croatia

Originally I am from Bosnia but I live in Croatia since ’92 when I moved here as a refugee. I have a background in Theology & nonviolent communication and my interests are peacemaking, activism, intercultural & interreligious dialogue and public advocacy. I am working in a social cooperative run by refugees and local people in Croatia, striving to bring economic emancipation for refugees & sensitizing our society against racism, discrimination and negative attitudes towards “the other“.

I am deeply commited to working with and for the people, especially those who are deprived of their human rights and opportunities to grow, build their lives and participate in the pulse of the society.

Workshop 4 – Migrants and Refugees

(11h30 – Room 1 G2)

Salvatore VETRO

External Relations Officer at Group Terre

Salvatore Vetro presents himself as a “linker” of the “Terre” group of companies in Belgium. By participating in their creation and assuming responsibilities in numerous networks in Belgium and Europe, he has been involved in the structuring of the Social Solidarity Economy sector for 40 years. These networks contribute to the creation of laws and regulations in favor of the sector in Belgium and Europe. Managing director of various companies with a social purpose, he claims his position as a farmer in direct contact with reality.

Workshop 4 – Migrants and Refugees

(11h30 – Room 1 G2)

Stamatina Katsiveli

Stamatina Katsiveli

Leros Solidarity Network – Greece

She is a retired judge. She has been actively participating in human rights advocacy movements since 1996. She was part of humanitarian missions (Bosnia, Serbia, Iraq, etc.), as a member of the NGO “Greek Solidarity Caravan”, the Hellenic-Serbian Friendship Society, Médecins du Monde and others. In 2002, while working in Leros, the Committee for the Support of Refugees and Immigrants of Leros was founded under her initiative and its goal was to provide assistance to refugees and migrants and protecting their rights.

In 2012 under her initiative the “Leros Solidarity Network” was created with a wider scope, also addressing the problems of local Greek residents affected by the economic crisis. It later became a legal entity of which she is the chairman.

The Leros Solidarity Network operates in a small accommodation center for refugees the “villa Artemis” and the accommodation center formerly known as PIKPA, alongside the First Reception Service of the Ministry for Migration Policy.

Workshop 4 – Migrants and Refugees

(11h30 – Room 1 G2)

Sara CONSOLATO

Refugees Welcome

Refugees Welcome is an international network founded in Germany in 2014 in order to develop a new system for the reception of refugees and asylum-seekers by and into host families. The organization – through the use of a web platform and the fieldwork of professional facilitators – matches the refugees with people (families, couples and singles) who are keen to host them.
Refugees Welcome promotes a model of reception based on cultural and interpersonal exchange, in order to facilitate the social inclusion of refugees into the local communities.

Workshop 4 – Migrants and Refugees

(11h30 – Room 1 G2)

Suleiman DIARA

Founder of Barikamà

The Social Promotion Association and the Barikama Social Cooperative (which in Bambara means ‘Resistant’) carry on a micro-income project born in March 2011 which consists of social inclusion through the production and sale of organic yoghurt and vegetables. The project is currently run by Suleman, Aboubakar, Cheikh, Sidiki, Modibo, Seydou and Ismael, African children living in Rome, four of whom attended the January 2010 Rosarno revolts against racism and the exploitation ofagricultural laborers. The startup of the cooperative has been sustained by the Ethical purchasing groups of Rome, with a specific form of microcredit scheme.

Since the end of 2014, with the growth of the cooperative, Barikama members have decided to include in the project also Italian children with Asperger syndrome (Mauro), which is a mild form of autism that has no cognitive delay and language, integration between these two different worlds can be very important for both.

In October 2015 Barikama won the tender on the kiosk-bar in the Nemorense Park in Rome together with Grandma srl and Casale di Martignano and they also take care of the maintenance and cleaning of the Park.

Workshop 4 – Migrants and Refugees

(11h30 – Room 1 G2)

Georges BELINGA

CEO at Koop SF 34

Georges Belinga studied at the University of Lübeck, Germany. Previously also in NorthUmbria and in the Basque Country.

Workshop 4 – Migrants and Refugees

(11h30 – Room 1 G2)

Gabriella D'AMICO

Member of Board of Directors of Assobotteghe

Quality Manager at Telecomitalia Spa, a Fair Trade Fair and Circular Business Advisor, Gabriella D’Amico is a member of the Board of the National Association for Fair Trade in Italy and she represents Italy in the Fair Trade European Advocacy coordination in Brussels. With his Ethical purchasing group, he was among the creators and promoters of the widespread microfinance project that supported the Barikama startup.

Workshop 4 – Migrants and Refugees

(11h30 – Room 1 G2)

MILAR Project

MILAR Project (Italy, Sweden, Germany, and UK)

CEFAL recently won an Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic partnership project, called MILAR, that has as primary objective those to offer innovative training and job opportunities for refugees, characterized by different levels of competence and different migratory origins, in Italy, Sweden, Germany, and UK. The aim is therefore to investigate and reach the goal of inclusion of refugees in innovative contexts of social economy, expressed by local communities, with experimental work inspired by the Italian model of social enterprise of community. The process of inclusion in these realities aims to mitigate the differences of skill/knowledge/abilities of refugees, linking them within a larger project, involving the community, where every person can find their own work space. To achieve that, all project outputs.)

Workshop 4 – Migrants and Refugees

(11h30 – Room 1 G2)

STUETZPUNKT

Stuetzpunkt (Austria)

A support point office in Enns, founded in 2008. Its activities address recognized refugees and people granted subsidiary protection, who receive a needs-based minimum income. Men and women from various countries are offered a temporary employment. They come from various countries likeAfghanistan, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, and Cameroon. Most of the people having had a temporary job in this project find a job afterwards. Since 2010 this service also runs a social market, because a lot of refugees want to work as retail sales persons. Here they are taught who to calculate a price, how to operate a cash desk and how to deal with customers. This activity also has other fields of activities like renovating houses and flats, a cleaning service for private households or companies. They have a special task: they clean the city tower of Enns, for this task they are commissioned by the municipality of Enns.

Workshop 4 – Migrants and Refugees

(11h30 – Room 1 G2)

ESTER Foundation

Ester Foundation (Sweden)

The Ester Foundation is a social enterprise in Helsingborg, South Sweden that helps unemployed women with migrant backgrounds to become entrepreneurs. Their work supports driven and creative women to develop not just their networks and business skills, but their self-esteem and confidence, too.

Workshop 4 – Migrants and Refugees

(11h30 – Room 1 G2)

The MAGDA’S HOTEL

The Magda’s Hotel (Austria)

Magdas, a member organisation of Caritas Vienna, aims to create new job opportunities for people living in poverty who have lower chances of entering the job market. The organisation developed the concept of a social business hotel run by refugees accompanied by experienced staff. The idea was that a hotel could easily become an engaging and motivating project that could bring together people with very different cultural, professional and social backgrounds.

Workshop 4 – Migrants and Refugees

(11h30 – Room 1 G2)

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