The Consorzio Sociale Abele Lavoro together with the European Association Ensie (European Network of Social Integration Enterprises), is organising an event on the theme: “Social Enterprises for Social Integration. Uno sguardo europeo”, on 25 May 2023 at Sermig – Arsenale della Pace, in Piazza Borgo Dora 61 in Turin.

A European comparison of good practices, similarities and differences, and ideas for innovative collaborations between public authorities and social enterprises for social and labour insertion.
The event will be held on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Consorzio Sociale Abele Lavoro, as well as the Ensie Annual General Meeting.

Ensie is the European network of social insertion enterprises and brings together 31 national and regional networks, representing 21 countries of the European Union, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Serbia and Ukraine. These networks pursue, adapting to local needs, objectives of social reintegration of disadvantaged groups. In total, the network comprises 2,800 social work integration enterprises and more than 184,000 employees.Ensie therefore works for the social integration of groups at risk into the labour market, for the economic viability of social work integration enterprises and for the promotion of equal opportunities.


14.00 Registration of participants
14.30 “Social Enterprises: Turin is Europe” – Opening by Massimo D’Amico (Director Consorzio Sociale Abele Lavoro)
Speakers: Patrizia Bussi (Director ENSIE and Vice President Social Economy Europe) and Raffaella Scalisi (Senior Advisor Torino Social Impact)
15.00 “Co-planning and Co-programming: a double interview between the Third Sector and the Public Entity” (Massimo D’Amico and Federica Giuliani from the Division of Social, Socio-Health, Housing and Labour Services of the City of Turin)
Edited by Gianfranco Marocchi (Director of the magazine Impresa Sociale)
16.00 Coffee Break
16.30 “Socio-occupational integration of disadvantaged people: experiences and ideas for different collaborations between public and private social institutions around Europe” (Sweden, Portugal, Belgium, Austria and Italy); moderated by Gianfranco Marocchi and Piera Lepore (Consorzio Sociale Abele Lavoro)
17.30 Audience Interaction
18.00 Closing remarks and greetings

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