From our European Partners: Social Economy Europe Network
On behalf of the European Parliament’s Social Economy Intergroup, we are delighted to invite Irish Social Enterprise Network Members to the its next public hearing on Responsible public procurement and the Social Economy, that will take place on Wednesday 5th September 2018 from 13:00 to 15:00 at the European Parliament (room ASP 1G2). Please find attached and below the agenda of the hearing.
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Responsible public procurement and the Social Economy

Wednesday 5th September 2018 13:00-15:00 at the European Parliament, ASP 1G2

13:00-13:10 Opening remarks

• Sofia Ribeiro, Member of the European Parliament (EPP, PT), Vice-President of the SEIG (tbc)

13:10-14:00 Keynote speeches: The importance of socially responsible public procurement for the Social Economy

  • Elżbieta Bieńkowska, European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
  • José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, President of the Forum for Socially Responsible Procurement and former Prime Minister of Spain
  • Marc Tarabella, Member of the European Parliament (S&D, BE) (tbc)
    14:00 – 14:50 Round-table on Socially responsible public procurement as an opportunity for the Social Economy

    Presented and moderated by Elena Gentile, Member of the European Parliament (S&D, IT), Co-President of the Social Economy Intergroup

  • Juan Antonio Pedreño, President of Social Economy Europe and CEPES
  • Claudia Fiaschi, Spokesperson of the Forum Nazionale Terzo Settore
  • Massimo Privitera, Acting Director of ENSIE
  • Nena Dokuzov, Member of the Board of Directors of the Association Social Economy Slovenia
  • Marzena Rogalska, Acting Director, Single Market for Public Administrations, DG GROW, European Commission

    14:50 – 15:00 Conclusion remarks

• Marie-Christine Vergiat, Member of the European Parliament (GUE/NGL, FR), Co-President of the SEIG


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