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Upcoming events


NovBrusselsEnsie event on developing Work integration social enterprises 
13-14/11 San Sebastian, Spain Social economy conference in the context of the Spanish EU presidency 
14/11San Sebastian, Spain European Social Economy Awards. Second Edition 
13-14/11San Sebastian, Spain RREUSE Side Event to the Social Economy Summit (tbc)
16/11Helsinki, Finland Social Enterprise Day, seminar (tbc) 
16-17/11BrusselsEuropean Employment and Social Rights Forum (EESRF) DG EMPL, European Commission (incl. one session on social economy on 17/11)
21-22/11 Online

Social finance Vibe (Microfinance Center) 

The agenda of this year’s edition is divided into 3 main streams – Social Economy Actors, Vulnerable Groups, and Mega Trends.

Link to agenda:

Link to event page & registration: Social Finance Vibe 2023 (

22-24/11 Turin, ItalyEVPA Impact Week 
29/11Brussels, Belgium & OnlineCECOP Conference on "Workers Buyouts - what is the cooperative key to success?"


5/12 tbdVolunteering day event 

Past events


16-17/02 RigaFinal conference BuiCaSus – 


8/03 OnlineEdition 2023 Euclid Network Top 100 Women in Social Enterprise - Euclid Network 
15/03Brussels RREUSE conference on circular skills: ‘All hands on deck: Putting people & skills at the heart of the circular economy’ All hands on deck: Putting people & skills at the core of the circular economy | RREUSE 
20-21/03 Paris

OECD conference (in the context of the EU-OECD project Global Action on Promoting Social and Solidarity Ecosystems): Inspiration, innovation and inclusion: Shaping our future with the social and solidarity economy  

26/03 Online

“The Social Economy project, for an economy that works for people and the planet” - Event on the Social Economy by Citizen Movements for Social Democracy and the Renovative Left (in Greek)  

31/03 OnlineEU Funding Mentoring on Skills and Education (EVPA)


18/04New YorkAdoption of UN resolution on social economy
4-5/04The HagueEuclid Network: Scaling Social Impact in Europe – Digitalisation and Internationalisation 




EVPA - Talking Numbers – Scaling impact practices 

The webinar convenes national experts to discuss a set of crucial topics linked to the European data harmonisation effort, such as additionality, listed assets and impact investing segmentation. We aim to foster a fruitful discussion among different market builders and find sweet spots to improve European collaboration for harmonising the impact investing market.   


1-6/05 Dakar6ème édition du Forum Mondial de l’Economie Sociale Appel à propositions GSEF2023 Dakar | GSEF ( 


11h - 12h CEST 


EVPA - Granting to develop, not deter, enterprise 

How can funders ensure grants aid – not hinder –  enterprise growth?   

11/05 LisbonEvocative ceremony of the 10 years of the Social Economy Framework Law in Portugal 
15/05 Venice

EVPA – Business of Impact 2023 

Get perspectives on how to transform business models and further empower corporate social investors in the interest of creating more purpose-driven organisations.    

24/05 OnlineSocial Enterprise World Forum policy forum 

ENSIE: Work integration social enterprises: a European Perspective, Good practices, similarities and differences, hints for innovative collaboration between public sector and WISEs 

Register here 

Follow the session via Youtube 

Turin, CSAL, in Via Paolo Veronese 202 – Turin 


From 14.00 TO 18.00 



26/05 SloveniaSocial enterprises fair organised by sPOINT 
29/05-01/06 DublinDublin Circular Economy Hotspot 2023 co-organised by social enterprise The Rediscovery Centre Ireland Circular Economy Hotspot Dublin 2023 (


5/06 OnlineEU GREEN WEEK 2023: RREUSE Webinar: How can policies support inclusive training opportunities in the circular economy? 
7-9/06 Gothenburg, Sweden

EU2023 Social Economy. Building a stronger resilient Europe  

14-16/06 ParisEuropean Microfinance Network: 20 years anniversary conference. Economy for the people  
20-21/06 Aldeia da Luz Social Innovation Village 
22/06 SofiaInclusive Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Policy Forum in Sofia organized by Microfinance Centre and MFC Members in Bulgaria (SIS Credit, USTOI, Maritza Invest, etc) 
22/06 GenevaAIM Seminar on Digital Health 
23/06 GenevaAIM Seminar on Long Term Care 
23/06  BerlinRREUSE Textile Conference in Berlin: Policy and Innovation for the Textile Sector
28/06 Tbilisi 

EVPA - Impact in the Neighbourhood 

Join the Collaborate for Impact community for two days of building social entrepreneurship through impact investing! Learn, connect and scale impact with pioneers and leaders of impact entrepreneurship in the central and eastern Europe and Middle East and north Africa (MENA) regions. 


01/07 SloveniaInternational Day of Cooperatives organised by CAAP 
04 – 06/07 Seoul, South Korea 9th CIRIEC Conference on Social Economy;’ Building forward better: Social and solidarity economy for a peaceful and fair world.’ CIRIEC CIRIEC 2023 ( 
11/07Berlin, GermanySocial Economy Berlin Konferenz 2023


11 – 14/09Frankfurt, Germany

9th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprises

14/09 OnlineWebinar “Social economy at the core of local&regional action plans for green transition” (RESPONDET/REVES)
End of Sept or Oct Bologna Conference on platform cooperatives (tbc) 
End of September  OnlineEVPA – EU Funding Meet-up (tbc) 


2-3/10Málaga, SpainGSG Global Impact Summit 2023
03/10 Brussels/onlineCompetence-building in the social economy: A Pathway to Transition (REVES)
4-5/10Sofia, BulgariaMonitoring Committee of the Luxembourg Declaration: High level CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL ECONOMY „Social economy - inspiring, innovative, unifying“ Accompanying event Eleventh European Forum of the entities of Social and Solidarity Economy 05 - 08.10.2023, Sofia, Bulgaria. Live stream here
11-12/10 AmsterdamSocial Enterprise World Forum annual event
17/10BarcelonaUnion for the Mediterranean (UfM) event on social economy in the Mediterranean

Nürnberg, Germany

Consozial 2023 


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