Thank you very much for joining us at our two day event on “Recovery strategy for Europe” with the European Commission and the city of Mannheim.

Our special thanks goes to the many speakers & participants at last week’s events, starting with the November #EUSES#RoadtoMannheim event “Recovery Strategy for Europe- which role plays the social economy in building a resilient and sustainable economy?” on Thursday and continuing on Friday under the motto of Germany’s EU Council Presidency “Social Economy – Together for Europe’s recovery”.

We proudly welcomed keynote speakers such as EU- Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit, Director General DG GROW Kerstin Jorna, policy maker and Chairman of the Social Democratic Party Germany Norbert Walter Bojan, the Lord Mayor of the city of Mannheim Peter Kurz and Social Entrepreneur and CEO of Bridge for Billions Pablo Santaeufemia.

We had intensive panel discussions, award ceremonies & networking stakeholder sessions from the Euclid Network, the Diesis Network, Social Economy Europe, Social Entrepreneurship Network Germany (SEND) among many others, as well as Academia and local and federal government representatives including Director General of Self-Employment, Social Economy and CSR Maravillas Espín Sáez from the Government of Spain and Olivia Grégoire, State Secretary Social and Solidarity Economy from the Government of France.

As November was a special event commemorating the ‘European Social Economy Summit’ originally planned on this date, we didn’t stop here, but also welcomed the Award Ceremony of the European Social Innovation Competition, where 3 Social Startups in sustainable fashion received a 50.000 Euro price and we were honoured to host the WISE Manage Award ceremony from the European Network of Social Integration Enterprises.

With bringing together so many stakeholders, policy makers and social economy actors we feel we are now one step closer to a social and green recovery of Europe. Thank you for being part of this!

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