Social innovation in the Social Economy Action Plan (SEAP)

October, 25th – from 01.00  to 02.15 p.m.

Social innovation is increasingly pivotal for addressing the challenges ahead in a rapidly changing world. The European Action Plan for the Social Economy (SEAP), representing a milestone in providing a policy framework for Social Economy (SE) in European Union, strongly underlines the importance of boosting social innovation. It is not by chance that the establishment of a new European Competence Centre for Social Innovation is one of the key actions of the plan to support the social economy. Unlike in the past, social innovation is now conceived as a complex and circular process, including a variety of actors of which social economy is the main driver. This is a novelty destined to profoundly affect the relationship of the public administration with social economy organizations in the field of social innovation.


First part:

Introduction to Social economy action plan– Gianluca Salvatori (facilitator), Secretary General of Fondazione Italia Sociale

Action plan, social innovation and the local welfare – Vasileios Bellis, Responsible for the support of the local Social Economy Initiatives of Development Agency of Karditsa
Action plan, the innovation challenge – Mario Calderini, Director of Tiresia
Action plan, social innovation and the global perspective – Eva Cantele, General Delegate of SSE International Forum

Second part:
A panel discussion on future implications and developments of SEAP

Q&A – Discussion with participants

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