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2013 Conference: Growing Successful Social Enterprise

Publication date: March 2013 Event Date: 04.03.2013 |Location: Kettering |Categories: Europe, Events

Growing Successful Social Enterprise was organised and hosted by Social Business International and the University of Northampton under the E3M initiative, and was also supported by Bates Wells & Braithwaite LLP and Unity Trust Bank.

This important, two-day European event held in English, French and Italian, brought together over 250 people from 14 different countries to discuss the key issues for growing successful social enterprise. Themed around the topics Markets, Money, Models and Measurement, the conference took place in the context of the EU Social Business Initiative. The European Commission was a conference partner and seven senior European Commisison officials from DG Internal Market, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, DG Research and Innovation, and BEPA attended the event. Participants were also addressed by video from Commissioner’s Michel Barnier and László Andor.

The aims of the event were to promote business opportunities between social enterprises from different countries within the single market, to share knowledge and to shape the policy agenda on social business going forward at EU level and in member states.

Conference Report is available here

E3M Conference Introduction video (Pioneers Post)