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Sixth European Fair of Enterprises and Cooperatives in Social Ecomomy

business programme

From: March 30, 2017

To: April 02, 2017


30 March 2017

11.00 – 17.30
11:00  Opening:
- Mr. Ivan Sokolov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of International Fair Plovdiv;
- Mr. Ivan Totev, the Mayor of Plovdiv
- Mr. Giuseppe Guerini, CECOP-CICOPA EUROPE President
- Mr. Jens Nilsson, Co-president of the Social Economy Intergroup of the European Parliament
- Mr. Luca Jahier - President of the Various Interests ‘Group III European Economic and Social Committee
- Mr. Galab Donev, Minister of Labour and Social Policy in Bulgaria of Bulgaria
- Representative of Presidency of the Republic of Bulgaria
Pavillion 6 of the International Fair
11:30-12:30 Visiting the exhibition and fashion show
13:00-14:00 Reception
14:00-15:30 Conference: “Social Entrepreneurship – contribution to sustainable social economy and labor market development in Europe”
Bulgaria Hall, Congress Centre of the International Fair Plovdiv
Working languages: Bulgarian, English and French
Panel One
Moderator: Mr. Stilian Balasopulov, President of the National Union of Worker Producers’ Cooperatives
- Social Entrepreneurship development in the national policy – Presentation of Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
- Social economy and social entrepreneurship in the context of the European Social Policy – Mr. Georgi Pirinski (Member of the European Parliament)
- Why does social entrepreneurship matter in Europe today? – Mr. Luca Jahier, President of the Various Interests ‘Group III European Economic and Social Committee
- Social economy subjects – financing instruments for investing - Mr. Giuseppe Guerini (CECOP-CICOPA Europe President)
- Social Economy/social entrepreneurship actions undertaken by the Commission -  Mrs. Ulla Engelmann ( DG GROW expert, European Commission)
- Social entrepreneurship - a factor for employment of persons with disabilities (Mr. Mincho Koralski, Executive Director of APD)
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:30 Discussion: Social entrepreneurship: new standard to measure social impact
Panel Two
Moderator: Mr. Mincho Koralski, Executive Director of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD)
- Partnership between local authorities and social economy actors - Mr. Jens Nilsson, (Co-president of the Social Economy Intergroup of the European Parliament)
- External Aspects of Social Economy – Mrs. Dilyana Slavova (President of the External Relations Section – REX, EESC)
- European Union boosting social impact investments – Mrs. Georgia Efremova  (DG ECFIN policy officer, European Commission)
- Social entrepreneurship in the development process of social economy in Bulgaria -Mrs. Liliyana Karadzhova, senior expert of the Economic and Social Council in Bulgaria 
-- Questions and answers
19:00 Official dinner, hosted by the Minister of Labour and Social Policy

31 March 2017 г.

10:00 - 12:30 ROUND TABLE
Social entrepreneurship - creation of new services, products and business models
- Presentation of National Union of Handicraft and Production Cooperatives of Romania - UCECOM
- Cooperative consortiums in Italy - the experience of Cooperative Society CONAST”- Mr. Paolo Foglietti – Vice President of CONAST
- Presentation of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in Greece
- "Presentation of the Network of Social Cooperative Enterprises of the Region of East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece, Mrs. Georgia Karavangeli, Member of the Network".
- "Sustainable business models of social entrepreneurship" - Mrs. Elka Todorova, President of the National Federation of Employers of Persons with Disabilities
- Companies "Quiet work" - a form of social enterprise in the Bulgarian economic conditions - Mrs. Lyubka Gerasimova, expert in the Union of the Deaf
 Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership