Gothenburg Conference What role for social economy in the future of work?

November 16, 2017

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Gothenburg, Sweden

he European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee are pleased to announce that a side event to the Social Summit will take place in Gothenburg on 16th November 2017 to discuss the role of Social Economy in the future of work.

This event aims to bring together a variety of stakeholders: actors, representatives, and supporters of the social economy in its diversity, policy makers at European, national and local levels, and academics. They will be invited to present the important contribution of Social Economy to economic growth and social cohesion in the European Union, as well as its potential for achieving significant objectives of the European Pillar of Social Rights, such as fair working conditions. Real life examples will serve to illustrate this.

Additional information on the event will be circulated as soon as possible. In the meantime, for any question, please contact: or


On 17th November in the morning, participants will be offered the opportunity to discover the thriving social enterprises in Gothenburg. Our exclusive bus tour gives you inspiring visits to different social enterprises in Gothenburg. Click here to book your ticket! The tour is free of charge and limited to 25 persons.

Please note that after the conference, a Citizen’s Dialogue organized by the European Commission and open to all will take place in the same venue. Meet Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, Employment Commissioner Marianne Thyssen and the Swedish Employment Minister Ylva Johansson. During 90 minutes, the Commissioners and the Minister will give their views and reply to your questions. This Citizens’ Dialogue takes place the day before the Social Summit for fair jobs and growth in Göteborg hosted by the European Commission’s President Jean-Claude Juncker and Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, where issues such as how individuals can get in to the labour market, secure good conditions on the labour market and successfully transition on the labour market will be discussed.

Please register HERE in case you would like to join.

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