5 July 2019, Barcelona. Acting upon the UfM Ministerial mandates and in line with the UfM Roadmap’s emphasis on ensuring the contribution of UfM activities to regional stability and human development efforts, the UfM Secretariat in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and in partnership with the Spanish Confederation of Social Economy Enterprises (CEPES), will organize a Workshop on Social Economy in the MENA Region and the Balkans at its premises in Barcelona on 5 July 2019. The Workshop will focus on two key thematics, namely Entrepreneurship and Job Creation in Social Economy and Social Innovation for a positive Socio-Economic Impact.
This Workshop is meant to be the first of a series of UfM events dedicated to Social Economy. It will bring together stakeholders, Governments, International organisations and practitioners from both shores of the Euro-Mediterranean Region, and will facilitate the exchange of experiences on bottlenecks, opportunities and challenges of Social Economy in the region, as well as ideas on how to consolidate the Sector and adapt the lessons learned to the different socio-economic and political-legal realities of each sub-region. The recommendations yielded by this Workshop will feed into future activities and policy dialogues in a structured and sequential manner.