Digital skills for the Work Integration Social Enterprises of tomorrow

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Work Integration Social Enterprises (WISEs) are enterprises whose main objective is the social and professional integration of workers with support needs. They are at the core of the economic system and include a strong pedagogical dimension. Workers with support needs can be long-term unemployed, persons with disabilities, older persons, migrants, NEETS and other groups who are more at risk to be excluded from the labour market. 

Following their diversity and their various targets, they are very heterogeneous as is their need for skills and level of digitalisation. Indeed, some WISEs are pioneers regarding digitalisation & fostering digital skills, but this know-how is not mainstreamed across Europe. As the use of digital technologies is spreading in WISEs and digital technologies are evolving, the speed at which workers develop digital skills is unequal.

Join us in the Digital skills for the Work Integration Social Enterprises of tomorrow event to learn more about how the B-WISE project will respond to the skills challenges of the WISEs sector. 

The event will be held the 14thOctober 11am-13pm at the EU Thon Hotel, in Brussels. For more information, please find the programme just after.

To register please click here.

The event will be in conjunction with EASPD’s 25th Anniversary Conference ‘The future is now: Person Centred Technology to empower people and disability services, and ENSIE’s 20th anniversary.

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Here is the agenda of the meeting: 

11:00 - Launching the B-WISE project ceremony

  • Mr. Gambs Hubert - Deputy Director-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG Grow), European Comission
  • Ms. Bussi Patrizia - ENSIE

  • Mr. Zelderloo Luk - EASPD

11:30 Opening Remarks : Maya Doneva, EASPD

11:35 Opening Remarks from the European Commission:  Karel Vanderpoorten, DG GROW, European Commission

1st Panel : Moderator: Patrizia Bussi, ENSIE

11:40 WISEs innovation

  • Martina Paterniti, ENSIE

  • Ilda Curti, Idee in Rete

11:50 WISEs in Europe: State of Play, Giulia Galera, EURICSE

2nd Panel Moderator: Timothy Ghilain, EASPD

12:10 Digitalization: Drivers and Barriers

  • Lieven Bossuyt, Lichtwerk, Belgium

  • Ancuta Vamesu, Rise Romania

  • Angela Achitei, ADV Romania

  • Panagiotis Anastassopoulos, EFVET

12:30 Sectoral cooperation: building a blueprint for skills through the B-WISE project, Konstantina Leventi, EASPD

12:40 Questions & Answers

12:55 Closing Remarks, Patrizia Bussi, ENSIE



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Net-Works webinar on cooperation and financial sustainability of networks For members only 18/10/2023
The third sectoral workshop For members only 17/10/2023
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Second sectoral workshops helpdesk: work integration For members only 25/09/2023
IV European Congress Against Poverty and Social Exclusion Open to public 20/09/2023
ENSIE Policy Breakfast: The role of WISEs & EPSR principle 14 - minimum income For members only 29/06/2023
ENSIE Policy Breakfast: EU support policy tools and funds for Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership social entrepreneurship and inclusion For members only 22/06/2023
ENSIE's General Assembly in Turin For members only 24/05/2023
Peer learning event: Social Enterpreneurship as a Driver of Inclusive Growth for Youth: Exchanging Good Practices and Strengthening Local Support Project events 18/05/2023
TRAINING - How to apply to European projects? 15/12/2022
Being a WISE in 2022! Open to public 18/11/2022
Launch of the Impact-WISE Study Open to public 17/11/2022
WISEs as a tool for the development of local youth entrepreneurship 12/10/2022
The role of WISEs in the circular economy Open to public 04/10/2022
WISEs as a tool for the development of local youth entrepreneurship Open to public 12/07/2022
What skills are needed to build a (WISEs) network? 18/05/2022
Key stakeholders in the social economy sector at the Enterprising for Tomorrow conference organized by ADV Romania Organized by others 13/05/2022
Social Economy, the Future of Europe! Open to public 05/05/2022
The attractiveness of the social entrepreneurship for young people : innovative & inclusive way to do business Open to public 11/02/2022
An employers' perspective on inclusive recruitment Open to public 16/11/2021
ENSIE Policy Breakfast - The European Semester & the Recovery and Resilience Plans: are the social & circular economies well addressed? Open to public 26/10/2021
Digital skills for the Work Integration Social Enterprises of tomorrow Open to public 14/10/2021
Clean and resilient cities and a social economy for a green and just transition Open to public 12/10/2021
Helpdesk on ERDF & Interreg Open to public 30/09/2021
Supporting inclusive labour markets ? #WISEs #BuyResponsible Open to public 21/09/2021
Webinar on Tips for successful EU proposals writing 29/03/2021
Sixth Webinar on Tips for successful EU proposals and writing For members only 21/12/2020
WISEs bridging Europe’s basic skills gap Open to public 12/11/2020
Successful Policies for Social Entrepreneurship Open to public 29/10/2020
EU Greenweek webinar on : “Social Agriculture, WISEs and the preservation of Biodiversity” 21/10/2020
Inclusion of Young People: EU policies & WISEs contribution 28/09/2020
Fifth webinar on the European Pillar of Social Rights For members only 15/09/2020
WISEs contribution to the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights principles 15/09/2020
Fourth Webinar on ENSIE work programme for 2021 For members only 22/07/2020
Webinar with Galileo Progetti and Tavosz on “Social Economy and Social enterprises as a tool to work and social inclusion – Social enterprise and EU in times of crisis” 08/07/2020
Third Webinar on WISEs and gender 04/06/2020
Second Webinar on “ WISEs Contribution to the Green Priorities of the EU” 26/05/2020
First webinar on “COVID-19, WISEs and EU Measures” 19/05/2020
Social Impact Measurement and the Impact of COVID-19 on WISEs: Testimonies from around Europe 22/10/2019


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