Social Entrepreneurship Forum 2014

The Social Entrepreneurship Forum 2014 takes place on 20 - 21 November at Technopolis of the Municipality of Athens under the framework of the Social Entrepreneurship Week Greece. It aims to strengthen the social and cooperative economy and to promote its impact on the local economy and community with the support of the regional and local authorities. The subjects to be discussed concern:

  • ​The development of social and solidarity economy, role in local economy, cooperation opportunities with local authorities
  • Enhancing cooperation between local authorities and social enterprises in a European Framework
  • Local authorities and social enterprises in the areas of the environment and recycling-reuse
  • Social and sustainability clauses in public procurement: legal rules and practice
  • Tools and methods for measuring and reporting on social impact
  • Energy cooperatives in Greece: Potentials and Challenges
  • Youth participation in the promotion of energy cooperative practices
  • Strategies, tools and good practices for social enterprises’ models development in Europe
  • New instruments for financing Social Enterprises: Good practices in Europe
  • Producing, remaking and selling in our network through participation

The Forum is realised with the support of the European Commission representation Office in Greece, the European Parliament Office in Greece, the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, the Union of Cooperative Banks of Greece and INNOVATHENS - Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub at Technopolis – City of Athens.

​Co-Organisers & Communication

Wind of Renewal Social Cooperative Enterprise (windofrenewal @ gmail.com)
180 Moires Social Cooperative Enterprise (konstantina @ 180moires.org)
Social Entrepreneurship Support Network (SES Net) (konstantina @ sesnet.eu)
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Greece (info @ gr.boell.org)
Impact Hub Athens  (athens.hosts @ impacthub.net)
Ecological Recycling Society
BENISI
 Scaling social innovation

​PROGRAMME

THURSDAY, 20 November 2014
Engaging key stakeholders with the Greek Social Entrepreneurship Community

09:00-09:30      Registration
 
09:30                 Opening speeches

09:45-12:00      New instruments for financing Social Enterprises:  Good practices in Europe
Amfitheatro Athina 9,84​

Vassilis BELLIS, Director Development Agency of Karditsa AN.KA
Panagiotis TOURNAVITIS, Director of Network and Administrative Services, Karditsa Cooperative Bank
Goran JERAS, eBanka, Coordination & Strategic Planning, Croatia
Miltos PAVLIS, Athens – Pireaus Network Coordinator Pan Creta Cooperative Bank
Anastasia TSILOGLOU, Action Finance Initiative (AFI)
Representative of a Greek philanthropy, non-profit Institution
Μοderation: Yiorgos ALEXOPOULOS, European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (Euricse)

12:00-14:00      The development of social and solidarity economy, its role in local economy and cooperation opportunities with local authorities
Amfitheatro Athina 9,84

Introductory speech:
The Role of Social Economy in local development: European Parliament’s position

Leonidas ANTONAKOPOULOS, Head of the European Parliament Information Office in Greece

Alexis GALYNOS, Athens Development and Destination Management Agency 
Kyriakos ΚATSADOROS, Scientific Director and President of the Board - KLIMAKA NGO
Filippos KIRKITSOS, President of the Ecological Recycling Society
Popi SOURMAIDOU, Vice-president, Ergani Centre
Lefteris IOANNIDIS, Mayor of Kozani
Panagiotis PANTOS, Municipal Counselor of Nea Smyrni, Attica
Moderation: Sofia ADAM, PhD Economist/Researcher in social economy

12:00-14:00      Workshop: Producing, remaking and selling in our network through participation
Innovathens

Yiannis SARROS, “Agrozefxi” Social Cooperative Enterprise
Dimitris VAMVOUNAKIS, Vice-President “GAIA” Producers-Consumers Cooperative
Karolos KAVOULAKOS,  Social Consumer Cooperative of Thessaloniki “Βίος Coop”
Nikos VAVOURAKIS, President “Kedros Agricultural Cooperative of Fragosiko Krias Vrisis”
Maria SAMARA, Women’s Agro-touristic Cooperative of Zagora
Anna RAPTI, “Thimonia” Women’s Cooperative of Kato Tithorea
Katerina KANATOULA, Cooperative «ThesGala - Pies», Head of Human Resources (TBC)
Moderation: Theodoros BENOS, PhD candidate, Maastricht University, Netherlands

14:00-15:00      Light Lunch

15:00-17:00      Workshop: Local authorities and social enterprises in the areas of the environment and recycling-reuse
Innovathens

Filippos KIRKITSOS, President of the Ecological Recycling Society
Olga THEODORIKAKOU, Head of Projects' and Strategy Units - KLIMAKA NGO & Klimax plus Social Cooperative
Stavros ARGIROPOULOS, Lakoniki Vioenergeiaki
Moderation: Νikos CHRYSOGELOS, President “Wind of Renewal” Social Cooperative Enterprise

15:00-18:30    «This is my solution!»: Foreign social enterprises models, development tools and strategies: Good practices in Europe, new initiatives and opportunities for Greece
Amfitheatro Athina 9,84

15:00- 16:40 Pitching Session: Strategies and business models of social enterprises that can be adapted or replicated in Greece

Danilo GALEOTTI, JobMeToo, Italy
Marie MOHAN, ForCommonCause, UK
Hannah LUX, Vollpenzion, Austria
Mel RUFF, Ruffboards, Austria
Bob ELSEN, ViaViaCafe, Belgium
Moderation: Vincent DE CONINCK, Project Manager- Coordinator BENISI

16:40- 17:15      Networks & workshops for social innovation: Supporting structures and development opportunities for social enterprises in Greece and abroad

Alberto MASETTI-ZANNINI, Founder Impact Hub Milan & Head of Corporate Development, Impact Hub Kings Cross
Dimitris KOKKINAKIS & Sofi LAMPROU, Founders of Impact Hub Athens

17:15- 18:30     “Speed Dating” Meeting the social entrepreneurs and social enterprises, discussing models and perspectives (working in groups) and exhibition of informational material 

18:30-21:00      Enhancing cooperation between local authorities and social enterprises
Amfitheatro Athina 9,84

Introductory speech:
European Programs in Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 and Social Economy

Aris PEROULAKIS, Deputy Head of the Office of the European Commission in Greece

Yiorgos KAMINIS, Mayor of Athens
Ermina KIPRIANIDOU, Deputy Head of Central Athens Prefecture
Konstantinos ZERVAS, Deputy Mayor of Thessaloniki, Citizens’ Mobilisation, Youth and Sport Department
Leuteris IOANNIDIS, Mayor of Kozani
Maria ANDROUTSOU, Mayor of Agios Dimitrios Attikis
Moderation: Νikos CHRYSOGELOS, President “Wind of Renewal” Social Cooperative Enterprise

FRIDAY, 21 NOVEMBER 2014
Improving the capabilities for social enterprises to develop and grow
INNOVATHENS

09:00-09:30      Registration

09:30-11:30      Εnergy cooperatives in Greece: Potentials and Challenges

Dr. Yiannis MARGARIS, School of Electrical Engineering, National Technological University of Athens
Vassilis BELLIS, Director Development Agency of Karditsa AN.KA
Dirk KNAPEN, RESCoop Βelgium
Ronia ANASTASIADOU, Sifnos Energy Cooperative
Edo JERKIC, Green Energy Cooperative, Croatia
Dr. Konstantinos Zorbas, Orthodox Academy of Crete
Moderation: Vassiliki GRAMMATIKOGIANNI, journalist

11:30-12:30      Presentation of Sustainable Energy Youth Network (SEYN) Initiative - Empowering young people towards the energy transition movement

Marina PETROVIC, Green Energy Cooperative Croatia, SEYN member
Alexandros FILIPPIDIS, Energy Consultant, SEYN member

12:30-14:00      Workshop: Social and sustainability clauses in public procurement: legal rules and practice

Polina GKIOKA, Ecological Recycling Society
Kostas GEORGIOU, Ecological Recycling Society

14:00-15:00      Light Lunch

15:00-18:00      What is “social” in social economy? Tools and methods for measuring and reporting on social impact

Sofia ADAM, PhD Economist/Researcher in social economy
Manolis TZOUVELEKAS, Economist, PhD Candidate in Social Financing, Panteion University
Konstantina ZOEHRER, Scientific Adviser, Cofounder - Managing Director “180 Moires” Social Cooperative Enterprise
Yiorgos ALEXOPOULOS, European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (Euricse)
Moderation: Gerhard BRAUNLING, Economist

18:00-19:00      Market Place Presentation of information materials - networking
Information exchange and networking of the participating social cooperative enterprises, European networks and federations

19:00-21:00      Closing Forum Declaration

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