The Social Economy Action Plan, which is now avalaible in 23 EU official languages, was launched on December 9, although its social coming out took place on 16 December in Brussels, in an event at La Tricoterie (a cooperative) very well organised by the European Commission, fully respecting the current healthcare regulations.
The event (recording available here) gathered key speakers as Commissioners Nicolas Schmit and Thierry Breton, Nobel Prize winner and entrepreneur Muhammad Yunus; Patrizia Toia MEP, SEE President Juan Antonio Pedreño, a representation of the upcoming French Presidency of the Council; comentator at the Financial Times Martin Sandbu; and an excellent group of social economy entrepreneurs and practioners as Nicolas Hazard (special adviser to the Commission), Marta Lozano (Wazo Coop), Vesna Bajsanski-Agić (Mozaic Foundation), Sofi Fridland (Just arrived), and Jean Moreau (Phenix), among others.
Now that the Social Economy Action Plan is a reality and that we can congratulate ourselves by the important amount of reactions and its visibility on the media (including articles in the Financial Times, the Pioneers Post, Care News, El Diario and the Co-operative News), we can ask ourselves what comes next? With its 38 actions the Social Economy Action has a 2030 horizon for its implementation, although most of the actions for which a calendar is provided are foreseen in 2022 and 2023.
What is next?