(16 October 2014) – The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has published the presentations on the occasion of the its conference on “Social economy and social innovation as drivers of competitiveness, growth and social well-being” held in Brussels on 1 October.
The social economy combines profitability with social inclusion. Social innovation is the first step in the creation of a social enterprise.
The potential of the social economy and of social innovation was demonstrated at the joint EC-EESC event “Social Entrepreneurs: have your say!” of January 2014.
The EESC conference on 1 October 2014 took stock of the political achievements over the last five years and explored priorities for the next five years.