Torino Social Impact makes its mark at the European Social Economy Conference within the framework of the Belgian Presidency of the EU Council. TSI has also participated in the conferences during the Spanish presidency in San Sebastián and the Swedish presidency in Göteborg, confirming itself as one of the most dynamic social impact ecosystems globally.

On February 12 and 13, 2024, the European Social Economy Meeting is taking place in Liège. This event provides a unique opportunity for the social economy to bring together operators, scientists, policymakers, and other stakeholders to discuss innovative, resilient, and stimulating economic models for a more social and sustainable Europe.

The Torino Social Impact ecosystem has been invited to provide a testimony during the roundtable on “Integration of the social economy: a political strategy for the future.” Raffaella Scalisi, Senior Advisor, will speak on February 13.

Placing people at the center of the business approach, the social economy offers a model of economic development based on cooperation and local rootedness.

The strength of the social economy comes from its democratic governance, involving the participation of all actors – workers, users, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders – in the management of the enterprise/organization, and its close relationship with the territory, in line with the evolving needs of the population.

The program of the Liège meeting is very diverse:

  • Three plenary sessions dedicated to each of the transitions.
  • Six workshops presenting a variety of good practices and referring to on-the-ground realities in Europe and worldwide (on the three transitions, as well as storytelling, scaling-up projects, and social innovation).
  • Four roundtables analyzing how political objectives can be put into practice (one dedicated to urban environments with the example of Brussels, the others on state aid, the integration of the social economy, and finally, the accessibility of funding and investments).

Explore Social Economy European Meeting.