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International Conference on Social Entrepreneurship Published on: 06/06/2014

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The Greek EU Presidency is holding a conference in Heraklion, Greece, on 10-11 June 2014, to discuss policies on the promotion of social enterprises.

The conference builds on the Commission’s “Social Business Initiative” Communication of October 2011 and on the "Social Entrepreneurs: Have your say!" conference which took place in Strasbourg on January 2014. The Heraklion event is supported by the European Commission, Directorate-General Enterprise and Industry.

Participants will discuss next steps on how to create a favourable climate for social enterprises and give them the support services they need. At the same time Heraklion will also play host to the meeting of the GECES consultative experts group in social entrepreneurship.
Representatives of Directorates-General Internal Market,and Employment and Social Affairs and of the European Economic and Social Committee will also attend.

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