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22.01.2014 10:50 Age: 6 yrs

RREUSE participates in the conference "Social Enterpreneurs: Have your say!"

In Strasbourg on 16-17 January RREUSE attended the conference “Social entrepreneurs: Have you say ! where over 2000 social entrepreneurs and supporters of the social economy came together to share experiences and discuss possibilities to promote social economy in Europe.

Members of the RREUSE network Ecorec (Greece), R.U.S.Z. (Repanet, Austria), Ateliere Fara Frontiere (Romania) and ENVIE Strasbourg (France) participated at the conference holding workshops and sharing success stories in the area of green social entrepreneurship with a broad range of social economy stakeholders. The experience of RREUSE members contributed to the discussions on the potential of social enterprises to enhance job creation in the green economy.

The event, co-hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Commission, ended with the adoption of the “Strasbourg Declaration” recognizing the potential of social enterprises for building up a resilient social market economy and calling for action on local and EU level to encourage their growth.