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Better Incubation Webinar | “Social Economy Action Plan: Focus on Funding Instruments and Competence Centre for Social Innovation”

On December 13th, from 10 to 11 CET, join us online for the second webinar Better Incubation organises in collaboration with DG EMPL to better understand how BSOs can contribute tot he implmentation of the Social Economy Action Plan.

Webinar focus is on:

  • Funding instruments
  • Competence Centres for Social Innovation

About the funding instruments

Social economy and inclusive entrepreneurship are topics with transversal relevance for a variety of policy fields and economic sectors. Funding opportunities can therefore be found in most EU funding programmes. Some of these programmes include dedicated measures. Others can be tapped into by social economy and inclusive entrepreneurship actors, even if they do not target them explicitly. This webinar provides an overview of the most relevant EU funding programmes.

About the Competence Centres for Social Innovation

Funded in part through the 2014-2020 European Social Fund and the EU programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) a series of six consortia were selected to set up national competence centres and drive social innovation – locally, regionally, nationally and transnationally.  Covering 25 countries and mobilising 148 organisations, consortia aim to cultivate networks, build capacities and synergies, spotlight efficiencies and develop the tools and methods that will be essential to growing social innovation (SI) across the EU.

Social innovation is a rapidly-developing aspect of ESF+ funding. The competence centre initiative will be critical to ensuring all communities benefit from all available opportunities. The webinar will clarify their roles and the way BSOs can interact with these centres.

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Meet our speakers and do not miss the opportunity to make them questions durning the session:

  • Dana Verbal, Policy officer for Social entrepreneurship, Directorate General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL), European Commission | Dana is part of a team focusing on social entrepreneurship at the DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission. She is working on measures that enable access to finance for social enterprises and the development of social finance markets in Europe, as well as on measures aiming at enhancing the visibility of social enterprises.
  • Risto Raivio, Senior Expert, Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL), European Commission | Risto Raivio is a senior expert in European Commission’s Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. He works in the ESF coordination unit and is in charge of ESF measures promoting social innovation.


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