WeStart Conference: Registration and Programme

[Brussels, 22 July 2015] On 11 September 2015 the European Women’s Lobby and the Economic and Social Committee will organise the WEstart: Women Social Entrepreneurs Changing Europe Conference to present the findings of the European Women Lobby’s ground-breaking pilot research project WEstart: Mapping Women’s Social Entrepreneurship in Europe.

The event will aim to increase the visibility of women’s social entrepreneurship in Europe by presenting new evidence and best practices, and facilitating dialogue between EU policy makers and key stakeholders, including national ministers, experts and academics, funders and banks, intermediary organisations, and women social entrepreneurs themselves.

The unique format of the event will feature a participatory working session in which audience members will collaborate to provide concrete solutions and recommendations directly to a panel of policy makers.

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WEstart: Women Social Entrepreneurs Changing Europe will feature speakers and panellists from:

Social Economy Intergroup of the European Parliament
DG Grow
DG Justice
DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion
DG Research and Innovation
European Economic and Social Committee
University of Antwerp
ESADE Business School

Conference Programme

Morning Session
• Registration and Networking Breakfast 9:00 AM
• Welcome and Introductions 10:00 AM
• New Key Evidence
• Best Practices
• Questions and Discussion
• Coffee Break
• Participatory Policy Panel and Working Session
• Lunch 13:00 PM

Afternoon Session
• National Level Evidence and Recommendations 14:00 PM
• Best Practices
• Supporting Women Social Entrepreneurs
• Questions and Discussions
• Conclusions

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