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Social Enterprise and community resilience to the downturn

A EURES Crossborder seminar on ‘Social Enterprise and community resilience to the downturn’ shall take place on Tuesday 24th May 2011 at 1.00 pm in the Tower Hotel in Derry.  To book a place please contact Eileen Millar on 028 9096 1111

 

The seminar shall introduce the concept of Social Economy and consider the feasibility of community led enterprises. The products, current and potential, within the social economy and how they are marketable shall be considered. Obstacles to accessing markets, the role of the public and private sectors and cross border barriers will further inform the discussion. As a part of the seminar there will be Irish, Northern Irish and International perspectives.

 

The running of the event shall be as follows.  Please note a slight change in times to previously circulated timetable.

 

TIME TOPIC1:00 p.m.Lunch in ‘Walls’ Bar and restaurant 

 

 

1:45 p.m.Welcome, overview, introductions and information on EURES2:00 p.m.Social Economy: 

 

  • history
  • key characteristics
  • concepts
  • structures
  • current stats (NI & ROI)

 

2:30 p.m.Responses to Closure / economic Downturn3:15 p.m.INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES 

 

Japan, Sweden

New Zealand

3:30 p.m.Social Economy Enterprise in your town/community3:35 p.m.What is economic activity? 

 

How does social economy differ?

 OPPORTUNITIES FOR SOCIAL ECONOMY 

 

 

4:15 p.m.PANEL DISCUSSION4:30CLOSE 

 

 

SOCIAL ECONOMY TOUR OF THE WALLS

 

This activity is supported by EURES.

 

 

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