The attractiveness of the social entrepreneurship for young people : innovative & inclusive way to do business

Open to public - 20-01-2022

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The European Commission has flagged 2022 as the European Year of Youth. ENSIE takes advantage of this opportunity to organise, in the framework of the EU Industry days, a session dedicated to youth social entrepreneurship. Indeed, this session gathers relevant experts from the EU, international and local levels and focuses on the attractiveness of the social business model for young entrepreneurs.

The first part of the session will look at the policy framework for young social entrepreneurs. ENSIE will open the session presenting an analysis of the challenges and needs of young entrepreneurs as well as recommendations to improve policies. The European Commission’s representatives will present the potential and opportunities offered under the EU youth policies. An OECD expert will also present the state of play of young social entrepreneurs. 

The second part of the session will consist in testimonies from the ground. First, the Romanian work integration social enterprises network (RISE Romania) will share with the audience the inspiring projects on youth inclusion. Then, Thomas Laleu, a young social entrepreneur from France representing the WISE “AJI Environnement” will share with participants his good practices that will be an inspiration for young people to undertake alternative, more inclusive and sustainable way to do business.

The goal of this session is to raise awareness on the role of work integration social enterprises - WISEs, as an attractive sector for the youth in the social economy and proximity ecosystem, as well as a crucial actor in the green and just transitions.


12.45 – 12.50 Introduction and presentation of the ENSIE work - Ms. Aziza Yussupova – Policy Officer at ENSIE

12.50 – 13.00 EU policies opportunities for young social entrepreneurs - Mr. Patrick Klein - Team Leader & Policy officer - Social Economy at DG GROW, EU Commission & Mr. Julien de Beys - Policy Officer on Inclusive Entrepreneurship at DG EMPL, EU Commission

13.00 – 13.10 State of play of young social entrepreneurs - Ms. Antonella Noya – Head of the Unit Social Economy and Innovation, OECD

13.10 – 13.15 EU project on young people entrepreneurship - Ms. Angela Achitei – President of “Alaturi de Voi” Foundation, Romania

13.15 – 13.20 Good practice of the WISE “AJI Environnement” - Mr. Thomas Laleu – Young entrepreneur and President of the French WISE “AJI Environnement”

13.20 – 13.30 Q&A session



L'attractivité de l'entrepreneuriat social pour les jeunes : une manière innovante et inclusive d'entreprendre 


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La Commission européenne a désigné 2022 comme l'Année européenne de la jeunesse. ENSIE profite de cette opportunité pour organiser, dans le cadre des journées européennes de l'industrie, une session dédiée à l'entrepreneuriat social des jeunes. En effet, cette session rassemble des experts compétents des niveaux européen, international et local et se concentre sur l'attractivité du modèle d'entreprise sociale pour les jeunes entrepreneurs.

La première partie de la session se penchera sur le cadre politique pour les jeunes entrepreneurs sociaux. ENSIE ouvrira la session en présentant une analyse des défis et des besoins des jeunes entrepreneurs ainsi que des recommandations pour améliorer les politiques. Les représentants de la Commission européenne présenteront le potentiel et les opportunités offertes par les politiques européennes de la jeunesse. Un expert de l'OCDE présentera également l'état des lieux des jeunes entrepreneurs sociaux.

La deuxième partie de la séance consistera en des témoignages de terrain. Tout d'abord, le réseau roumain d'entreprises sociales d'insertion par le travail (RISE Romania) partagera avec le public les projets inspirants sur l'inclusion des jeunes. Ensuite, Thomas Laleu, un jeune entrepreneur social français représentant l’entreprise sociale d’insertion "AJI Environnement" partagera avec les participants ses bonnes pratiques qui seront une inspiration pour les jeunes à entreprendre d’une manière alternative, plus inclusive et durable.

L'objectif de cette session est de sensibiliser sur le rôle des entreprises sociales d'insertion - ESI, en tant que secteur attractif pour les jeunes dans l'écosystème de l'économie sociale et de proximité, ainsi qu'en tant qu'acteur crucial des transitions vertes et justes.

Ordre du jour

12h45 – 12h50 Introduction et présentation du travail d’ENSIE - Mme. Aziza Yussupova – Chargée des politiques chez ENSIE

12h50 – 13h00 Opportunités politiques européennes pour les jeunes entrepreneurs sociaux - Mr. Patrick Klein - Team Leader & Chargé des politiques – Economie sociale à la DG GROW, Commission européenne & Mr. Julien de Beys – Chargé des politiques sur l’entreprenariat inclusif à la DG EMPL, Commission européenne

13h00 – 13h10 Etat des lieux des jeunes entrepreneurs sociaux – Mme. Antonella Noya – Chef d'unité Economie sociale et innovation, OCDE

13h10 – 13h15 Projet de l'UE sur l'entrepreneuriat des jeunes – Mme. Angela Achitei - Présidente de la Fondation "Alaturi de Voi", Roumanie

13h15 – 13h20 Bonne pratique de l’ESI « AJI Environnement » - Mr. Thomas Laleu – Jeune entrepreneur et Président de l’ESI française « AJI Environnement »

13h20 – 13h30 Session des questions-réponses

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