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5th European Forum on Social Entrepreneurship co-organised by CECOP in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

19 January 2016 [ English ] français ]

At the occasion of the 120 anniversary of the establishment of the first Bulgarian worker cooperative, the fifth European Forum on Social Entrepreneurship will be held from 31 March to 3 April 2016 in the city of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. This Forum includes the Fifth European Fair of Enterprises and Cooperatives in Social Economy, where more than 100 cooperatives and social enterprises from over 16 countries are expected, as well as a European conference with round tables on current issues regarding the social economy, among others.

The European Commission, the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy in Bulgaria, CECOP, the National Union of Worker Producers’ Cooperatives (NUWPC) and 8 non-governmental organizations are co-organisers of this event. This Forum enjoys growing interest from the business partners, media and public. We expect that it will attract more than 30,000 visitors.

At the conference entitled “The Social Entrepreneurship – innovative model of social inclusion and employment", to be held on 31 March, discussions focused on the new policies concerning social entrepreneurship and social economy, public private partnership and the opportunities and perspectives for the social economy will be at the heart of the debate. Each year, representatives from the European Commission; the EESC, other European institutions; European cooperatives and non-governmental organizations are involved in the forums.

The draft program is available here

Fill in the registration form and send it back before 10.03.2016 to take part at the Fifth European Forum on Social Entrepreneurship