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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wuChi by airtone (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/58283

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 

Circle of Life (Thread One) (Hip Hop Instrumental) by Robbero (c) copyright 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Robbero/39975

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Episode 9 - Mainstreaming the Social Economy: Porto Summit & Conference on the Future of Europe

25.05/2021 // coordinated by Nicholas Clark

This episode centres around a conversation between Nicholas Clark Policy and Communications Officer and Victor Meseguer, Director of Social Economy Europe where we discuss the importance of the recent Porto Social Summit. Key messages from the summit are discussed as well as reasons why the social economy has enormous added value in achieving each of the Key targets from the action plan for the European Pillar of Social Rights, which was at the heart of the Porto Social Summit.  The discussion touches upon many of the milestones that signify the success of the social economy in the EU agenda and shows how it is in the process of mainstreaming. We then introduce the Conference on the Future of Europe (COFOE), as an opportunity to raise awareness of your ideas and to fully mainstream the social economy in the European Union´s agenda. The final section of the Podcast provides you with clear instructions on how you can participate in the Conference on the Future of Europe. We use our upcoming EU Green Week Partner event on Social Economy Solutions Towards Zero Pollution as an example of an event in the CoFoE.

 

Link to:

26/05 – EUSES Mainstage panel “Mainstreaming the Social Economy in EU policies: A roundtable by the Social Economy Intergroup & SEE.

Just Transition Common Statement here.

03/06 – EU Green Week Event link here. Read the agenda here. Register for the event here

 

Podcast Episode 8

wuChi by airtone (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/58283

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 

Whisper by Robbero (c) copyright 2014 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Robbero/44803

The Talking Stone by Robbero (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Robbero/55390

Circle of Life (Thread One) (Hip Hop Instrumental) by Robbero (c) copyright 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Robbero/39975

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Episode 8 - EUSES: EU Social Economy Summit, Intergroup and Mannheim

12.04/2021 // coordinated by Nicholas Clark

This episode of Social Economy Talks highlights an important event in the social economy calendar called The EU Social Economy Summit (EUSES). The event will be held on the 26th and 27th of May from the city of Mannheim. To fully understand the value and importance of this event, Nicholas Clark meets with Dr Ulla Engelmann, who at the time of recording was Head of Unit for Clusters, Social Economy and Entrepreneurship at DG Grow at the European Commission and who is now Acting Director Networks & Governance and Head of Unit Industrial Forum, Alliances, Clusters. MEP, Sven Giegold is interviewed explaining how the EU Parliament´s Social Economy Intergroup works and its involvement in the EUSES. We discover how the EUSES helps to influence the Social Economy Action Plan to be released at the end of 2021. Finally, we meet esteemed guest Lord Mayor of Mannheim, Dr Peter Kurz, who provides important good practices coming from the city of Mannheim.

 

Links to important documents and events from this podcast include:

Episode 7 Podcast

wuChi by airtone (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/58283

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 

cdk – Sunday by Analog By Nature (c) copyright 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/cdk/53755

The Talking Stone by Robbero (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Robbero/55390

 

Episode 7 - Co-Designing the Action Plan for the Social Economy

12.03/2021 // coordinated by Nicholas Clark

Welcome to Episode 7 of Social Economy Talks – Co-designing the Action Plan for the Social Economy. The aim of this episode is to promote Social Economy Europe´s policy paper (#SEE4ActionPlan) on “Co-designing the Action Plan for the Social Economy: For an economy that works for people and the planet”. Additionally, we take the opportunity to promote the EU Commission´s Roadmap consultation, where stakeholders can provide input to the drafting of the Action Plan for the Social Economy to be released at the end of 2021 (#HaveYourSay).

The episode introduces the need for an Action Plan on the Social Economy by reviewing a brief history of the social economy in EU policy and we then give and explanation of the objectives and 7 priorities of our Action Plan policy paper. The episode includes recordings from a direct interview with SEE Director, and regular on the Podcast, Victor Meseguer and audio from a speech of Nicolas Schmit, Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights at the EU Commission, which was recorded at a European Parliament Intergroup for the Social Economy Public Hearing on Skills and Digitlisation, which was co-organised by Social Economy Europe.

 

Links to important documents in mentioned in the Podcase are:

Special Video Episode! See below!

wuChi by airtone (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/58283

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

Special Video Episode!

Episode 6 - Social Economy Europe & American Sustainable Business Council

24/02/2021 // brought to you by Nicholas Clark

In this important and interesting episode we meet the American Sustainable Business Council, with high level guests such as: David Levine, MaryAnne Howland & Jeffrey Hollender as well as Sibylle Reichert, from AIM Mutuals (a Member of Social Economy Europe). Moreover, we are joined by Patrizia Bussi, Director of ENSIE and Vice-president of SEE and Victor Meseguer, Director of SEE. The conversation is moderated by Nicholas Clark, Educator and Policy and Communications Officer at SEE who coordinates the Social Economy Talks Podcast.

 

Topics include:

Join agreement (MOU) with ASBC and SEE

Sustainable Business

Inclusive Business and Work Integration Social Enterprise

Racial Equality and Justice

Green Deal and Environmental Policies and Solutions

COVID Recovery Packages

Podcast disabilities

wuChi by airtone (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/58283

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

Whisper by Robbero (c) copyright 2014 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Robbero/44803

Spheres (Hip Hop Instrumental) by Robbero (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Robbero/43483

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

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!

podcast episode 4

wuChi by airtone (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/58283

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

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

wuChi by airtone (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/58283

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

Whisper by Robbero (c) copyright 2014 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Robbero/44803

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

Music credit: wuChi by airtone (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/58283 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

The Talking Stone by Robbero (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Robbero/55390

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

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/

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/

 
 

Music credit: wuChi by airtone (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/58283 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

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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