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30/03 – 2/04: European Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) co-organised by CECOP

8 February 2017 [ English ] français ]

Cooperatives and other social economy enterprises will meet for the sixth time in 2017 for the European Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Plovdiv (Bulgaria). It is co-organized by CECOP together with its member in Bulgaria the National Union Of Workers’ Productive Cooperatives and other national and regional organisations like the European Commission and the EESC.

Since 2012, the exhibition has developed into an international event: European forum including an international conference, a roundtable discussion and a European Fair. A conference on the contribution of social entrepreneurship to sustainable social economy and labor market development in Europe will be held together with a discussion on new standard to measure social impact and the creation of new services, products and business models within the framework of the social economy. Representatives from the European and national cooperative movement and European and national institutions will take the floor.

In 2016, participants in the European Fair were about 100 social enterprises and cooperatives from Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Romania, Spain and Turkey, and the number of visitors amounted to 30, 000.
The exhibitors showed products, household articles and services within the scope of the business activities of the diversity of the enterprises presented at the occasion.

Do you want to take part in and present your cooperative in the fair? All expenses relating to the exhibition stand, printing and distribution of advertising catalogues in Bulgarian and English, as well as TV promotion shall be covered by the organizers. Registration form here

Related articles:
2016 edition: Social economy enterprises got together at Plovdiv
Pictures of 2016 edition

More information here
Presentation brochure of the Sixth European Forum on Social Entrepreneurship
Draft programme of the conferences and registration form:
Brochure Sixth European Forum on Social Entrepreneurship