Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Social economy and social business

Social economy and social business
Published on: 15/09/2015
The aim of this Conference was to gather the main EU policy makers and stakeholders for social business in the EU to take stock of the potential for the development of social business and the barriers to this within the Single Market.
Event date: 18/11/2011
Organiser: Directorate-General for Internal Market and Services

The conference was a follow-up to the Social Business Initiative. 


  • Grażyna Henclewska, (124 KB) Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Economy, Poland
  • Ole Sohn (23 KB), Minister of Growth and Business, Denmark
  • Nick Hurd (45 KB), Minister for Civil Society, United Kingdom
  • José-Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission
  • Michel Barnier, European Commissioner for Internal Market & Services
  • László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
  • Staffan Nilsson  (61 KB) , President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Nadia Calviño (15 KB) , Deputy Director General, Directorate-General Internal Market & Services, European Commission
  • Boris Marte (26 KB) , Member of the Board and Managing Director of the Erste Foundation
  • Conny Reuter (28 KB), President of Social Platform and Secretary General of Solidar
  • Martina Romanello (34 KB), Manager of Gioco, Musica e Parole and Member of Euclid Network
  • Mirjam Schöning (51 KB), Director at Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

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