The Conference produced a set of final documents summarizing the debate and highlighting the main recommendations that stemmed from the discussion. In addition to the final declaration "The Rome Strategy", detailed working group reports are available, along with a document highlighting the main conclusions. These recommendations are an integral part of the Rome Strategy and should be considered as priorities to inform the policy debate and guide the actions on the Social Economy undertaken by EU Institutions and national governments. Please download them here.
Define the course and objectives European policy should strive to achieve regarding the social economy: an ambitious yet urgent goal according to the Italian Presidency, which has chosen to dedicate, during the Semester of Presidency of the European Union Council, careful consideration to the role of the Social Economy by organizing the international conference "Unlocking the potential of the social economy for EU growth". The event will take place on November 17th-18th in Rome, Italy at the Auditorium del Massimo.
The event is organised by the Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy in collaboration and with the financial contribution of the European Commission and with the support of ISFOL and represents one of the biggest summits on this subject in Europe.
More than 190 speakers from 25 European countries – Institutional representatives, social economy practitioners, stakeholders, policy-makers, scholars and experts (as well as all of those who are interested in helping the Social Economy fulfill its potential) – will discuss the key issues affecting the development of the Social Economy in Europe. The debate will be organised in 10 parallel thematic sessions examining various topics, including policy support at National and European level, financial instruments and intermediaries or collaboration with the public sector.
Conference participation is free. As space is limited, prior registration is required. In the event availability is exceeded, participants will be selected based on achieving an equal distribution of participants in terms of geographic origin, relevance of field of work or study, and organisational representation.
During the plenary sessions simultaneous translation will be provided in English, French, Italian and Spanish.
Register by filling out this form.