27/11 Next Generation EU: Mobilising social economy’s potential to build back better

The European Social Economy Summit

The 26th and the 27th of November would have been the dates for the original ‘European Social Economy Summit’ and to commemorate this, there will be a 2 days online event with over 15 different stakeholder sessions from all over Europe and beyond under the suitable umbrella theme “Recovery strategy for Europe“, with speakers such as European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit

To help repair the economic and social damage brought by the coronavirus pandemic, the European Commission proposed a major recovery plan for Europe, leading the way out of the crisis and laying foundations for a modern and more sustainable Europe. The bulk of the proposed recovery measures will be powered by a new temporary recovery instrument Next Generation EU with financial firepower of €750 billion.

Click here or scroll down for a useful infographic on the #NextGenerationEU and click here for the Press Release form the European Commission.

Next Generation EU: Mobilising social economy’s potential to build back better

This event will take place on Friday November 27th at 10.15 – 11.30 am, in the framework of the European Social Economy Summit 

This important panel will discuss how the social economy plays a central role in Europe’s recovery to ‘build back better’, and to create a democratic, sustainable and inclusive economy. 

The panel will be presented and moderated by Sven Giegold, MEP (Greens/EFA, DE), Co-Chair of the Social Economy Intergroup. The high-level panel includes:

-Olivia Grégoire, State Secretary in charge of Social and Solidarity Economy and responsible economy of the Government of France

-Maravillas Espín SáezDirector General of Self-Employment, Social Economy and CSR of the Government of Spain

-Patrizia Toia, MEP (S&D, IT), Co-Chair of the Social Economy Intergroup

-Juan Antonio Pedreño, President  of Social Economy Europe

-Valerio Pelirrosi, representative of Forum Nazionale Terzo Settore

With closing comments from:

-Jérôme Saddier, Vice-President of Social Economy Europe & President of ESS-France

A link to register can be found here.

The full agenda can be found here.

The short bios of all speakers can be found here

NGEU Background infographic

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