The SEFORÏS project draws to a close with the final conference focusing on key SEFORÏS research executed by various European, Chinese and Russian research teams and social entrepreneurs support organisations. Additionally the conference will also focus on key policy recommendations drawn for years of research on the workings and dynamics of social enterprises in Europe and beyond.
The target audience of the conference are academics, policy makers from various European Commission DGs and the European Parliament, EU, national and regional networks related to social entrepreneurship and social innovation, government administrations, social impact investors and social entrepreneurs.
Thursday 16 March
9.00-9.15: Registration, coffee & pastry
9.15-9.30: Welcome by Dr. Marieke Huysentruyt, HEC Paris, France, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden & Oksigen Lab, Belgium.
9.30-10.00: Introduction to SEFORÏS by Dr. Tomislav Rimac, LUISS, Italy.
10.00-11.00: Focus on CONTEXT: 'How Social Entrepreneurship can and cannot shape inclusive societies' by Prof. Ute Stephan, Aston Business School, UK.
- Testimonial by Ms. Antonella Noya, OECD, France. (TBC)
11.00-11.20: Coffee break
11.20-12.20: Focus on FINANCE: 'Tell me how you are financed, I will tell you which social entrepreneur you are' by Assoc Prof. Chloé Le Coq, Stockholm School of Economics (SITE), Sweden.
- Testimonial by Dr. Lisa Hehenberger, ESADE Business & Law School, Spain.
13.15-14.00: Poster session
14.00-15.00: Focus on INNOVATION: 'Social innovation in for profit and not-for-profit organisations: Insights from the CIS 2015' by Prof. Petra Andries, UGent, KU Leuven Belgium.
- Testimonial by Mr. Jos Vandikkelen, vzw Velo, Belgium.
15.00-15.20: Coffee break
15.20-16.20: Focus on IMPACT: 'Improving the real difference that social enterprises make: When seemingly minor changes can have a surprisingly big effect' by Dr. Marieke Huysentruyt, HEC Paris, France, Stockholm, School of Economics, Sweden & Oksigen Lab, Belgium.
- Testimonial by Mr. Oriol Costa, EcoRegio & Dynamics, Spain.
16.20-16.40: Wrapping up by Assoc. Prof. Chloé Le Coq, Stockholm School of Economics (SITE), Sweden.
17.00-18.30: Drink & networking at ViaVia Café: Quai aux 74 Briques (Metro Sainte-Cathérine, 1000 Brussels.
Friday 17 March (Morning)
9.00-9.15: Welcome coffee & pastry
9.15-10.15: Focus on GOVERNANCE: 'Governance and Organizing of Social Enterprises' by Prof. Johanna Mair, Hertie School of Governance, Germany & Stanford University, USA.
- Testimonial by Ms. Rose Volz-Schmidt, Wellcome gGmbH, Ashoka Fellowship, Germany.
10.15-10.45: Wrapping up SEFORÏS key research findings by Dr. Marieke Huysentruyt, HEC Paris, France, Stockholm, School of Economics, Sweden & Oksigen Lab, Belgium.
10.45-11.00: Coffee break
11.00-11.45: Keynote about SOCIAL INNOVATION by Dr. Filipe Santos, INSEAD, France & Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Portugal.
11.45-12.30: Panel discussion: 'Future policy making and research in the field of social entrepreneurship and innovation'.
- Dr. Tomislav Rimac, LUISS, Italy.
- Prof. Ute Stephan, Aston Business School, UK.
- Dr. Alain Daou, KU Leuven, Belgium.
- Ms. Ann Branch, European Commission, DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.
- Mr. Austin Dempewolff, Non-Profit Incubator, China.
- Mr. Loïc Van Cutsem, Oksigen Lab, Belgium.
12.30-12.50: Closing speech by Prof. Johanna Mair, Hertie School of Governance, Germany & Stanford University, USA.
Meet the speakers...
The conference will take place at the BNP Paribas Fortis Grand Auditorium Marais, Rue des Boiteux 10, Brussels, Belgium.
The venue is easily accessible from:
- Brussels Airport (train station at -1-level: take the train to Brussels Central Train Station and walk)
- Brussels Central Train Station (only a 8 minutes walk: see Map)
- Brussels South/Midi Train Station (arrival from Eurostar, Thalys: take the train to Brussels Central Train Station and walk)
- All major highways
The following hotels in the neighbourhood of the conference venue are recommended:
- Motel One, Rue Royale 120, 1000 Brussels
- Novotel Brussels Centre Tour Noire, Rue de la Vierge Noire 32, 1000 Brussels
- Scandic Grand Place, Rue d’Arenberg 18, 1000 Brussels
The event is free of charge but registration is mandatory