Programme 2018-03-28T14:24:29+00:00

EUROPEAN CONFERENCE

SOCIAL ECONOMY AS AN EFFECTIVE MODEL FOR SOCIAL INCLUSION
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP, SOCIAL SERVICES, EMPLOYMENT

International Hotel, Golden Sands Resort, Varna, Bulgaria
14-15 JUNE 2018

(DRAFT!)

13 June 2018 (Wednesday)

14:00-18:00 Project development workshop

14 June 2018 (Thursday)

08:00-09:00 Registrations

09:00-10:15 Welcome panel
Moderator: Georgi Georgiev – NASO
• James Crowe, EASPD President
• Biser Petkov, Minister of Labour and Social Policy
• Silvia Georgieva, Executive Director of the National Association of the Municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria
• Ivan Portnih, Mayor of Varna Municipality
• Ana Pelaez, EDF Vice-President: Mainstreaming disability based on the social economy example

10:15-10:30 Introduction to the topic and structure by the conference moderator
Moderator: Franz Wolfmayr – EASPD

10:30-11:15 Setting the scene
• Joost Meelis, International Director of the Estonian Chamber of Disabled People; Expert on Social Economy Issues and Member of the Social Economy Category (SEC) of the EESC: What is social economy – Challenges and opportunities
• Cristian Rovira, CONACEE: Social economy – A tool for social inclusion of persons with disabilities
• Rositsa Dimitrova, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy: Social services in Bulgaria – An important tool of social economy for social inclusion

11:15-12:00 Exhibition
Moderator: Franz Wolfmayr – EASPD

11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-13:00 Social economy and mainstreaming disability – state of play
Moderator: Patricia Scherer – Nexem

Keynote speaker
• Ann Branch, Head of the Job Creation Unit in the Skills Directorate, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, EC: The Social Business Initiative – State of play, added value, future challenges in Europe

Panel discussion: Why do we think that social economy is an employment and social inclusion opportunity for persons with disabilities?
• Kathrin Völker, Executive Director of BAG:WfbM: Social economy and services for persons with disabilities
• Ivo Dimov, Board member of the National Association of the Municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria and Mayor of Dimitrovgrad Municipality: Social economy – An opportunity for employment and improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities, municipal policies
• José Luis Monzón, Research Institute: CIRIEC report results – State of play and future trends
• Anna Lupi, Policy and Legal Advisor at the Unit on Public Procurement Strategy, DG GROW – Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, EC

13:00-14:15 Lunch

14:15-15:30 Workshop Block I

1. Social economy employs persons with support needs
2. Social economy actors have innovative organisational structures and act in different economical activities
3. Social economy contributes to diversity in society
4. Social economy contributes to a sustainable society and well-being for all
5. Social economy stops the “draining of people” from the rural areas into the cities
6. Employment in social enterprises empowers persons with disabilities and leads to a better quality of life
7. Social enterprises and the transition from occupational services to social economy. How did “sheltered employment” in the Netherlands take up this challenge after a change in the legislation?
8. Social economy profits from public procurement

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-17:15 Workshop Block II

• Repetition of Workshop Block I (8 WSs)

17:15-17:45 Collecting results (only for rapporteurs)

20:00-24:00 Gala dinner. NASO National Awards Ceremony for contribution to the social development of Bulgaria

15 June 2018 (Friday)

9:00-09:30 Presentation of the workshop results
Moderator: Sonia Staskowiak – EASPD

09:30-10:30 Legislative frameworks and funding of social economy in Europe
Moderator: Ingrid Pammer – BBRZ

Key note presentation
Maria Gafo Gomez-Zamalloa / Orsolyia Somogyi, DG Agriclture – Rural Development

Panel discussion
• Arend Pieterse, Board Member оf Equal Employment Europe: How does the UNCRPD influence service provision?
• Eva Maydell-Paunova, Member of the European Parliament and the European People’s Party
• Iliyana Tsanova, Deputy Manager of EFSI, EIF Social Economy Unit: Funding of social economy in Europe
• Zornitsa Rusinova, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy: Funding of social economy in Bulgaria
Q&A

10:30-11:30 National legislative frameworks – promising models in the EU
Moderator: Fabrizio Fea – EASPD

Keynote speakers
• Sébastien Darrigrand, General Delegate of UDES – National legislative framework in France
• Alberto Alberani, Vice-President of Legacoopsociali – National legislative framework in Italy
• Stef De Cock, Senior Advisor of Groep Maatwerk – National legislative framework in Flanders
Q&A

11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-13:30 Workshop Block III

• Workshops on the legislative frameworks in different countries combined with promising practices (working language: English)
o Sébastien Darrigrand, General Delegate of UDES – Legislative framework and promising practice from France
o Alberto Alberani, Vice-President of Legacoopsociali – Legislative framework and promising practice from Italy
o Stef De Cock, Senior Advisor of Groep Maatwerk – Legislative framework and promising practice from Flanders
• Workshop on the need for a legislative framework in Bulgaria and the related challenges (working language: Bulgarian)
o Sultanka Petrova, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy
o Petar Nachev, Head of the Strategic Development and Demographic Policy Directorate, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy

13:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:30 On the way to a declaration of Varna – Next steps towards a socially inclusive and effective social economy
Expert panel
Moderator: Luk Zelderloo – EASPD
• Javier Güemes, Technical Director of ONCE
• Stéphane Racz, General Director of Nexem
• Joost Meelis, International Director of the Estonian Chamber of Disabled People; Expert on Social Economy Issues and Member of the Social Economy Category (SEC) of the EESC
• Nadya Shabani, Director of the Bulgarian Centre for Not-for-Profit Law
• Sabrina Ferraina, Policy Manager оf EASPD

Closure of the conference
• James Crowe, President of EASPD
• Georgi Georgiev, President of NASO

16:00-18:00 Meeting of EASPD Board (closed meeting)

18:00-19:30 Meetings of EASPD Interest Groups (closed meetings)

16 June 2018 (Saturday)

09:00-11:00 Meetings of EASPD Standing Committees (closed meetings)

11:30-13:30 EASPD General Assembly (closed meeting)

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