Social Economy Talks

brought to you by Social Economy Europe

Welcome to “Social Economy Talks”, a new podcast from Social Economy Europe about the most relevant upcoming issues in the social economy sphere. It will follow a journey of discovery (narrated by team member Nicholas Clark) aimed at elucidating social economy success stories and role regarding the green transition, diversity and migrant entrepreneurship, digitalisation, COVID recovery and in promoting human capital, among many other things. Interviews with important organisations on the ground as well as relevant policy players will give a digestible introduction to the social economy in practice.

 

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Episode 5 - Social Economy for the full Inclusion of People with Disabilities

15/01/2021 // brought to you by Nicholas Clark

Episode five looks into how the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the work place. This episode explores the role of the social economy regarding accessibility, inclusion and innovation toward the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace. It has important guests such as Dr Ally Dunhill, currently head of advocacy at Eurochild she has worked in education and social care sectors with children and young people for over 30 years with a core theme of promoting, protecting, and respecting human rights, strongly aligned with the sustainable development goals. Additionally, three co-operators of the social economy group Szowes, from the West Pomerania Province of Poland to learn more about their inclusion projects and a guide on accessible tourism. Finally, Fernando Riaño, who is Director of CSR / Sustainability and Institutional Relations at ONCE Social Group which includes (ONCE, ILUNION, ONCE Fundación). This is a truly inspirational organisation.

The best practice guide for the full inclusion of people with disabilities can be found here: Social Economy for the full inclusion of people with disabilities

Special Video Episode! See below!

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Special Video Episode!

Episode 4 - 2020 review Full conversation

24/12/20 // brought to you by Nicholas Clark

This episode is a summary of the last year. Join the SEE team Nick Clark, Victor Meseguer & Dr. Ally Dunhill in our special end of year Podcast! We take you through the headlines, then month by month we recap the major events, publications & news of the social economy in 2020 from our perspective.  A big thank you to Jessica Fiorelli, without her any of the initiatives of this year would not have been possible.

 

The episode begins with an introduction

Then we give the headlines at 8 minutes

We then give an in depth explanation of the Toledo Declaration! At 11 inutes

We then dive into the year month by month We talk about at 18 minutes

January & February – 18 mins

March, April & May – 21 mins

June & July – 38 mins

September – 53 mins

November – 1 hour 12 mins

December – 1.hour 19 mins

Links:

March

  • An important OPEN Letter – Overcoming COVID-19: Time for solidarity! An unprecedented crisis that requires an unprecedented EU response to restore economic and social progress.
  • Together we stand video! SEE members have raised their voices to send a message of solidarity and hope to all social economy enterprises and organisations, their members and workers and to all citizens –

 

  • SEE Survey Help us help you! – The SEE report on the impact of Covid-19 on social economy enterprises is out! Read the report here

 

June

  • Social Economy Intergroup online hearing on the European Action Plan for the Social Economy with over 400 participants! – an in depth report of the online event and the speaker’s presentations can be found here – 

The full video of the hearing is available here – 

  • Social Economy Europe welcomes three new members! All SEE members can be found here. – 

 

  • SEE’s Annual Report 2019! Together We Stand for the economic & social recovery of Europe – The report can be found here. – 

 

  • Publication – Making socially responsible public procurement work #WeBuySocialEUFind more information here. – 

 

  • 07/07 Webinar on the European Recovery Plan #NextGenerationEU
  • The event also served to present the very interesting OECD paper on Regional Strategies for the Social Economy, with examples from France, Spain, Sweden and Poland. 

 

 

July

 

September

  • The Digital Roadmap to Mannheim #EUSocialEconomySummit begins! – Find out more here. – 
  • Podcast episodes! – here. –
  • Blogs – How the #SocialEconomy benefits:

Housing renovation – https://tinyurl.com/y2rwr5wr

Diversity/Diomcoop – https://tinyurl.com/yykaknjr

65 Degres an inclusive dining experience – https://tinyurl.com/y3za26b6

Disability inclusion – https://tinyurl.com/y3kkwmsr

Accessible cities – https://tinyurl.com/y3v36ops

RREUSE – https://tinyurl.com/y3lw6jsb

REScoop – https://tinyurl.com/y2slgyz2

Youth unemployment – https://tinyurl.com/y3gw9sq6

 

  • Pact for Skills (1 hour 6 mins). High-level meeting with Commissioner Schmit on Skills for the Social Economy & Proximity Ecosystem – Find out more here. – 

 

 

November

  • Social Economy Vision for a Green and Fair Transition– In depth report – We bring you the detailed report of the event , as well as a summary of the questions and remarks from the audience (https://www.socialeconomy.eu.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Questions-and-remarks-from-the-audience.pdf).  Full video here. –   More information on this important event on the key role of social economy enterprises and organisations as a driver of a Green and Fair Transition, can be found here.  – 

 

  • 17 November Social economy and Roma inclusion in times of Covid– A contribution to Europe’s Action Plan on Social Economy – More information here – 

 

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  • 27 November Next Generation EU: Mobilising Social Economy potential to #BuildBackBetter – Report coming soon!

 

December

  • SEE Publication Release – Best Practices Guide on the Social Economy for the Full Inclusion of People with Disabilities – Read the report here – 

. Read the blog here. – 

Podcast episode 3 - migration

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Intro: A thousand ways to lose your mind by Scomber (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/scomber/34509 Ft: Zep Hurme

Unknown Things by Robbero (c) copyright 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Robbero/53070

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Episode 3 - Migration and Migrant Entrepreneurship

26/11/20 // brought to you by Nicholas Clark

Narrated by Nicholas Clark of Social Economy Europe, this episode takes a deep dive into the issues surrounding migration and which stem from the migration crisis in 2015.
 
It begins with a longer introduction to set the scene of the issue and we hear from three important individuals from three important organisations:
Eleonora Lamio of DIESIS Network, who has been working at the EMEN project (European Migrant Entrepreneurship Network)
 
Nikos Chrysogelos founder of WELCOMMON Hostel in Athens (a social economy enterprise in social tourism empowering people at risk of exclusion and refugees) and
 
Marie Faye of DIOMCOOP, a truly inspiring story of migrant cooperative entrepreneurship in Barcelona.
 
Together we look at the social economy organisations enabling the inclusion and integration of migrants through social entrepreneurship, social enterprise and cooperation. The episode argues that the solution to the migration issue is not to close boarders, but instead to change the outlook of society to build more inclusive accepting policies.
 
 Read our Diomcoop blog here.

Links:

DIOMCOOP Barcelona: http://diomcoop.org/

 

Welcommon Hostel Athens: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/welcommon-hostel-innovation-sustainable-tourism-nikos-chrysogelos/

 

DIESIS Network: https://www.diesis.coop/

 

Mamoudou Gassama French Migrant saving baby: https://abcnews.go.com/International/malian-migrant-scales-building-save-child-paris-balcony/story?id=55483363

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Episode 2 - The Green Transition, REScoop and RREUSE for a socially just transition

20/10/20 // brought to you by Nicholas Clark

This episode takes a look at two ways in which the social economy can aid in the green transition towards adopting the EU Green Deal. Join Nicholas Clark, as he meets Dirk Vansintjan, president of REScoop and Elaine Hanlon, Policy officer on Social Affairs at RREUSE. They help to explain how their organisations work for the green transition, whilst simultaneously ensuring that no one is left behind.
 
Read our Blog here on REScoop.eu and RREUSE 
 

REScoop (www.rescoop.eu/):

Best practices, Business models, Finance, Stakeholder engagement, Mentors, Downloads – Tools for energy coop starter – www.rescoop.eu/starters

Becoming an energy democracy – Energy Democracy Publication – www.rescoop.eu/energy-democracy

REScoop.eu supports the energy transition to a decentralized, renewable, efficient, clean and sustainable energy system with citizens at its core. Advocacy – www.rescoop.eu/advocacy

Working groups to provide our members direct access to experts and to build a forum for exchange among participants. Working groups – www.rescoop.eu/working-groups

Ecopower – Ecopower already unites 58,000 citizens who together produce green, Belgian energy. – www.ecopower.be/

Saerbeck – Germany – Saerbeck is a municipality in the district of Steinfurt, in North Rhine-Westphalia, north-west Germany. In 2008, its council decided to switch its entire energy supply to renewable energies in order to become climate-neutral by 2030 – www.100-percent.org/saerbeck-germany/

Citynvest – London – Brixton Energy is a not-for-profit cooperative initiative to produce renewable energy through solar PV panels in the South London area of Brixton. It is an example of a REScoop (Renewable Energy Sources COOPerative). – citynvest.eu/content/brixton-energy-co-op-1

Low Carbon Hub – Oxford – The Low Carbon Hub is a social enterprise that’s out to prove we can meet our energy needs in a way that’s good for people and the planet. – www.lowcarbonhub.org/

RREUSE (www.rreuse.org/):
CRNI (Community Resources Network Ireland) – crni.ie/bulky-items-reuse/
Les Petits Riens – www.interregeurope.eu/policylearning…-petits-riens/
new platform sachspenden.at launched by RepaNet is the go-to guide for citizens wishing to donate textiles to social enterprise.
Traperos de Emaus Navarra – emausnavarra.org/index.php/es/recogidas

Reduced or no VAT on repairing – repair.eu/news/austria-makes-r…embers-newsletter-02

construction and demolition of buildings –www.rreuse.org/ensuring-the-eu-r…ial-and-circular/

Fast fashion, our Vision for a new fashion season: Social and Circular – www.rreuse.org/?slider=vision-fo…cial-and-circular

Our Social and Circular outlook 2020-2025 – www.rreuse.org/social-and-circul…utlook-2020-2025/

simultaneously ensuring that no one is left behind.
 
 

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Episode 1 - Pilot

28/09/20 // brought to you by Nicholas Clark

Introduction to the Social Economy Talks podcast series, with an interview from Víctor Meseguer, Director of Social Economy Europe. Find out what the social economy is, including what cooperatives, mutuals, associations, foundations and social enterprises are and examples of each. This series follows the journey of Nicholas Clark as he investigates how the social economy can help improve diversity issues, the green transition, digitalisation and increase human capital. 
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