12 Dec 2017 - 14 Dec 2017 | Bruxelles, Belgium


12 Dec 2017
10:00 – 10:30
First floor meeting foyer
Welcome coffee
10:30 – 13:00
First floor meeting room
EURADA Board of Directors

Satellite event only for EURADA members

  • Introduction of the three days of events by Lorenza BADIELLO, director of Emilia-Romagna's EU delegation
  • EURADA Board of Directors
13:00 – 14:00
First floor foyer
Lunch networking break

Open to all interested parties

14:00 – 18:00
Ground floor meeting room
How to pitch your social enterprise

Mentoring and coaching of social enterpreneurs by CU Social Enterprise CIC. The trained entrepreneurs will pitch the following day during the brokerage event.

Upon invitation only to selected social companies

Interreg Europe projects
14:00 – 14:45
First floor meeting room
Opportunities for regional economic developers
  • Presentation of regional best practice on circular economy (SCREEN project) by Carlo POLIDORI
  • Presentation of IUC-LAC by Stanislaw GINDA of ARRSA Bielsko-Biala
  • Presentation of the Erasmus+ project IN4WOOD, aimed at modernizing vocational training in the furniture and wood industry by Tessa ANNÉ
  • Presentation of ReCONFIRM and WATIFY by Esteban PELAYO

Open to all interested parties

14:45 – 16:00
First floor meeting room
Regional experiences in social innovation
  • Presentation of American practices in the field of social inclusion by Michael LANGLEY, Chairman of IEDC 2017 Governance Committee
  • Presentation of Navarra's strategy on social innovation by Mikel IRUJO
  • Presentation on Social(i)Makers, by Giulia SPEZZANI

Followed by a discussion.

Open to all interested parties

16:00 – 16:30
First floor foyer
Networking coffee

Open to all interested parties

16:30 – 18:00
First floor meeting room
Working Group on Social Innovation

Meeting of the EURADA working group on Social Innovation.

Open to all interested parties

17:00 – 18:00
Proges Kindergarten, Avenue du Gaulois 7/8
Practical case of the internationalisation of a social enterprise: Proges Kindergarten visit

Site visit open to all interested parties. We gather at 16:30 at the entrance of Rue Montoyer 21.

18:00 – 20:00
First floor foyer
Networking apéro

Open to all interested parties

Kindly provided by Dolce Cooperative.

20:00 – 22:00
Restaurant Mediterraneo, Rue de Trèves 40, Brussels
Networking Dinner

Open to all interested parties

13 Dec 2017
08:30 – 09:00
Registration and Welcome Coffee
Interreg Europe projects
09:00 – 09:30
Opening Session
  • Welcome by Lorenza BADIELLO, director of Emilia-Romagna's EU delegation
  • Discussion moderated by Roberta DALL’OLIO, ERVET, President of EURADA
    • Mária BARACSI, IFKA, Coordinator of SOCIAL SEEDS
    • Paula SANTAREN, ACCIÓ, RaiSE project manager
    • Paula ARRIBAS MARTIN, SOCENT SPAs coordinator
    • Michael LANGLEY, Chairman of the Board of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC)
Interreg Europe projects
09:30 – 10:30
Bilateral Meetings

Pre-arranged exploratory one-on-one meetings, based on a personalised agenda with the B2Match tool.

Watify Matchmaking
09:30 – 10:30
Opportunities for social entrepreneurs

  • Discussion moderated by Mária BARACSI, IFKA, Coordinator of SOCIAL SEEDS
    • Carolina GARIO, European Commission's DG GROW: The European Social Innovation competition
    • Benoît DALBERT, Interreg Europe Secretariat
    • Dario MAZZELLA, META Group: Social Challenges Innovation Platform (SCHIP)
Interreg Europe projects
10:30 – 11:30
Social Enterprise Best Practices

Examples of excellent practices by social enterprises.

  • Session moderated by Víctor MESEGUER, Social Economy Europe
    • Judit REGOS: Parents' House
    • Péter SEBESTYÉN: BOOKR Kids
    • László JAKUBINYI: Symbiosis Foundation
    • Pietro SEGATA: La Dolce Coop
    • Anders BRO: Caravan for Social Innovation
    • Alicia BLASCO: Aracoop Internacional
    • Marlene KHOLLECHNER-AUTTO: Sompion Tähti Cooperative, Lapland
    • Florian BIRK, Brandenburg
    • Catherine CLOUYE and Ana GÓMEZ, El Hueco Labs

Interreg Europe projects
11:30 – 12:00
Networking Coffee
12:00 – 13:00
Expectations of Social Impact Investors

Impact investors and accelerators present their selection criteria for financing new projects.

  • Discussion moderated by Christian MECCA, Novaterra
    • Patrizia BAFFIONI, Roots of Impact, Social(i)Makers
    • Peter PTASHKO, GSEN
    • Jamy GOEWIE, FASE Benelux
    • Elemér ESZTER, Impact Ventures
    • Araceli RODRIGUEZ, Barrio La Pinada
Interreg Europe projects
13:00 – 14:00
Bilateral Meetings

Pre-arranged exploratory one-on-one meetings, based on a personalised agenda with the B2Match tool.

Watify Matchmaking
13:00 – 14:00
Networking Lunch
14:00 – 15:30
Your Social Initiative in 300 Seconds

Pitch presentations of social innovation partnership proposals, initiatives, future projects and ideas by public and private actors in front of social impact investors. Q&A session moderated by an expert on social economy.

  • Moderated by CU Social Enterprise
    • Violant AMORÓS, Associació Alba
    • Katja ZAJKO, RECOSI
    • Joaquin BOSTON, ENTREPS
    • Michelet MONTINA, US-African and European Business Group S.L.
    • Iva ČERNÁ, FOKUS České Budějovice, z.s.
    • Dana KALISTOVÁ, DIALOG CB, z.s.
    • Polifonia Project
Interreg Europe projects
15:30 – 15:45
Networking coffee
15:45 – 18:00
Multilateral Meetings

Group meetings aimed at connecting different actors for furthering potential interregional cooperation on focus areas selected by the participants.

  • Michael BERZ, European Commission's DG GROW, representing the WATIFY campaign of the European Commission
  • Discussions moderated by Yana PARGOVA, GOPA
18:00 – 19:00
Bilateral Meetings

Pre-arranged exploratory one-on-one meetings, based on a personalised agenda with the B2Match tool.

Watify Matchmaking
18:00 – 19:30
Networking cocktail
14 Dec 2017
09:00 – 13:20
Ground floor meeting room
Seminar on economic and social inclusion of migrants and refugees: turning challenges into opportunities

09:00 Registration

09:30 Welcome

  • Graziana GALATI, Emilia-Romagna Region and ERLAI network

09:40 Setting the context

  • Geertrui LANNEAU, IOM Regional Office for the European Economic Area, the EU and NATO

09:55 EU perspective and actions to promote integration

  • Agnese PAPADIA, European Commission's DG Home

10:10 Roundtable on how to promote inclusion and territorial growth with regional and local representatives

  • Elisa BOTTAZZI, ERVET - Emilia-Romagna region
  • Orland CARDONA, Catalonia Government
  • Julia SANDWALL and Sunday Dolph CHRISTOPHER, Jönköping region
  • David JEPSON, Civil Europe Perspective

11:25 Discussion

11:45 Coffee break

12:00 EU Programmes and Funds to foster integration

  • Andor URMOS, European Commission's DG Regio: The use of EU funds for the integration of migrants and refugees
  • Claire GRAPELOUX, European Commission's DG Employment: EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation
  • Raffaella BATTELLA, European Commission's DG Home: Asylum Migration Integration Fund
  • Gracie SEIF, European Commission's DG Justice: "Rights, Equality, Citizenship" Programme

13:00 Discussion

13:20 Conclusions

10:00 – 13:20
3rd floor meeting room
SOCIAL SEEDS Consortium Meeting

Only for SOCIAL SEEDS project partners

10:00 Welcome

by Esteban PELAYO, EURADA director

10:10 Tour de table

10:30 Overview on WP Exchange of experiences

  • Policy Diagnostic Tool
  • Collaborative Models
  • Good practices and Policy Learning Platform
  • Policy improvements

discussion lead by Mária BARACSI, IFKA, Social Seeds coordinator

11:00 Overview on WP Communication and Dissemination

  • B2B Matchmaking event review
  • Website traffic and media appearance
  • Joint visibility

discussion lead by Tessa ANNÉ, EURADA, Social Seeds communication manager

11:30 Overview on WP Management and Coordination

  • Review of the spending plan
  • Brainstorming on PR2

discussion lead by Viktória HARTA, IFKA, Social Seeds financial manager

11:45 Coffee break

12:15 Forthcoming activities and European Week of Regions and Cities 2018 application

The event agenda's time zone is CEST.