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Updates from the European Social Economy Summit Manneheim 2021


#EUSES PROGRAMME ONLINE: Join the European Social Economy Summit 26 - 27 May 2021 | 9 AM - 6 PM

The #EUSES will offer a forum for numerous exchanges on the role of social economy in Europe as a vector for economic development and social inclusion. The summit will be an opportunity to discuss how social economy can help reshape the economy post-COVID by promoting inclusive sustainable economic models for the green and digital transition within Europe. Social economy and social enterprises create jobs, provide accessible services, foster upskilling, address environmental challenges and strengthen communities. They carry potential for social innovation and social cohesion. They contribute positively to the economy and society at large. Social economy and social enterprises are an excellent example of “An economy that works for people.” The #EUSES will bring together public and private stakeholders, policy makers, civil society representatives, and academia. Participants will discuss, network, inform, exchange best practices and success stories, and foster peer-learning. With more than 80 stakeholder sessions and approximately 300 participating organisations from across Europe, #EUSES will be a unique experience. CHECK OUT THE PROGRAMME OR REGISTER NOW FOR FREE


APRIL #ROADMAP EVENT: Join the last #RoadtoMannheim Event 29 April 2021 | 10 AM - 4 PM

Partnerships for maximizing social impact

Join the European Social Economy Summit in April for their eighth and last #Roadmap event on `Partnerships for maximizing social impact´ on Thursday, 29 April 2021. They offer you the great opportunity to exchange ideas with absolute experts in this field, to learn from their experiences, and to contribute your ideas and questions yourself. All #Roadmap events focus on networking and mutual exchange. Register and experience the #socialeconomy community up close. GET MORE INFORMATION OR REGISTER NOW FOR FREE

#EUSES SIDE-EVENT Join the European Impact Hero Day


The EUROPEAN IMPACT HERO is an acceleration programme focused on European impact-driven ventures to support their business with relevant expertise and industry connections. Are you a sustainable venture working in the fields of supply-chain, circular economy, or climate change (pre-seed, seed, or growth)? Then the EUROPEAN IMPACT HERO is for you!


Apply to work with experts from SAP, Volkswagen, Audi, Microsoft, and the European Commission on your challenge at the IMPACT HERO DAY on May 25

+ the chance to present yourself at the European Social Economy Summit on May 26/27

+ the chance to win the 5.000€ EUROPEAN IMPACT HERO AWARD from Ecopreneur.eu - The European Sustainable Business Federation!

+ the chance to join the 6-month IMPACT HERO LAB to get further support from field experts and contact to potential impact investors/customers


The EUROPEAN IMPACT HERO is made possible by SAP, Microsoft, and Volkswagen Group – and organised by the Center for Open Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship BW. The programme is supported by Ecopreneur, the Chair of Sustainable Business of the University Mannheim and the Centre for Social Investment of the University Heidelberg. It is an official side-event of the European Social Economy Summit.



Apply as a sustainable venture until 1 May


OR

Apply as a volunteer until 1 May



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