ENSIE members practices from Croatia et Romania were presented during the side event organised by the Social Platform, in the framework of the Social Summit: OUR EUROPE: Civil society & the future of the EU - Civil society exchange & photo exhibition.
Angela Achitei, President of Fundatia Alaturi de Voi, Romania (RISE member) represented ENSIE during the conference What role for social economy in the future of work? organised on 16 November in Gothenburg in the framework of the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth.
On Tuesday 24 October 2017, the bureau of the European Parliament’s Social Economy Intergroup (SEIG) met in Strasbourg with the European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen, and with Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen.
In September, the Salvation Army invited Aurélie Duprés, ENSIE policy officer, to share the network experience and recommendations about integration of Roma communities through Social Enterprises. This was the occasion to share the findings of the PRESS project partners on the topic and to learn from other experiences around Europe.
On Thursday 5th October in Strasbourb, several MEPs debated with the European Commission -represented by Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Ms. Věra Jourová- on strengthening EU policies promoting the growth of the social economy.
The debate was requested by 39 MEPs from 6 political groups. The precursor of this initiative was the Co-President of the Social Economy Intergoup Jens Nilsson MEP (S&D, SE), in close cooperation with SEE.
The second Forum for the Social economy in Europe, co-organized by the Confederal Group of the European United Left / Nordic Green Left (GUE / NGL) and European networks of SSE (RIPESS, Cooperatives Europe, ENSIE, REVES, CECOP-CICOPA EUROPE, SOCIAL ECONOMY EUROPE) will take place:
9 November 2017 from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm in the premises of the European Parliament
For the GUE / NGL, Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) is a strategic issue in that it allows to show and to build a social and economic alternative to the ultra-liberal Europe; this alternative can, even must, be built in cooperation with the largest possible number of actors of the SSE.
This is why the EFSSE 2017 was co-built with SSE actors. In this sense, the conferences and the workshops will be led by members of the SSE networks and members of the GUE / NGL.
Registration: send an email to Marie Christine Vergiat
The 9th edition of the ILO SSE Academy took place in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg from 25-29 September 2017. Over 120 participants from more than 30 countries participated in this Academy which focused on the Future of Work and exchanged experiences, best practices and challenges.
At the beginning of the year, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced that he would organize a Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth with the Prime Minister of Sweden in Gothenburg on 17 November 2017. President Dassis has been invited to attend this summit.
The European Commission, the European Economic and Social Committee, the City of Gothenburg and Region Västra Götaland co-organise, on the sidelines of the Summit, an event on the role of the social economy in the future of work.
ENSIE is seeking for a communication officer for a part-time limited duration contract based in Milmort (Liège region, Belgium) in the framework of the implementation of a European project. The communication officer will be in charge of the design and implementation of the overall communication strategy of ENSIE and of the communication of a specific European project. The position covers both internal and external communication throughout the use of different platforms. We are looking for a motivated person willing to work in a multicultural environment, able to work independently but also in close collaboration with other colleagues. The successful candidate might be required to travel across Europe occasionally.
ENSIE participates as a speaker at the conference Social enterprise as part of an integrated approach to social inclusion organised by the Salvation army EU affairs unit
An opportunity to share the reflections of our partners of the PRESS project!
Our Austrian member arbeit plus is organising the conference 'Back to work, now!' - a European conference on creating jobs for long-term unemployed over-50s
Join us on 21/09/2017 in Vienna, Austria
ENSIE and its members Chantier Ecole, La fédération des entreprises d'insertion and RES will be pleased to welcoming you with arbeit plus.
See the programme
The INNO-WISEs project has been selected to be presented during the 20 Year Anniversary Conference of the INTERREG Central Europe to be held on 21-22/09/2017 in Berlin, Germany.
See more information about the project, the conference and our partner delegation in Berlin
KICK OFF MEETING OF THE INNO-WISEs PROJECT
29/08/2017 - MILAN, ITALY
The project, financed by the Central Europe Interregional program, aims at proposing ideas, models and services that can make social enterprises more innovative and competitive by reducing the existing technological and business gap and stimulating a switch in mentality.
Launched in December 2016, this program offers solidarity-related jobs, traineeships or voluntary placements in different fields: healthcare, social integration, environmental protection, assistance for migrants and refugees, or food aid. Led by the French Public Employment Service (Pôle Emploi) and the Italian National Agency for active labour policies (ANPAL), the project aims to place 100 000 young people by 2020. Interested? Find out the documents here and here.
To register your organisation, send a email to the following adresses:
In order to meet tax obligations from the EU Stability and Growth Pact, the Romanian Government has just forbidden to private firms to buy from protective employment units employing disabled people in order to achieve the employment rate stated by the law. Two solutions are left for them: direct employment through quotas or to pay fines, which could help the state finances. Nevertheless, the impact would be significant employment possibilities for social economy sector.
ENSIE thus supports Romanian civil society organisations in this regard.