Photo: Gospodarsko razstavišče

Venue: Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre (Gospodarsko razstavišče)

Time: 15th - 16th April 2011

Friday, April 15th 2011

Morning Plenary Session

08:30 - 09:10


09:10 - 09:30

Welcome coffee

09:30 - 10:00

Address by the organisers
Felicita Medved, ELF
mag. Zdenka Kovač, Institute NOVUM
dr. Marc Guerrero, CatDem Foundation

10:00 - 10:15

Welcome speech
dr. Danilo Türk, President of the Republic of Slovenia

10:15 - 10:30

Keynote speech (1): Why Policy Makers Should Support the Development of Social Entrepreneurship
Mag. Darja Radić, Slovenian Minister of the Economy

10:30 - 10:40

Keynote written speech (2): Why Policy Makers Should Support the Development of Social Entrepreneurship
Letter by Michel Barnier, EU Commissioner for Internal Market and Services

10:40 - 10:45

Why Become a Social Entrepreneur?
Written address by Jamie Oliver, read by Danny McCubbin

10:45 - 11:05

Keynote speech (3): Social Entrepreneurship and South-East Europe: An Opportunity for Sustainable Change
dr. Jelica Minić, Regional Cooperation Council

11:05 - 11:25

Coffee Break

11:25 - 12:45

EU government practices in supporting social enterprises

Philippe Courard, Secretary of State for Social Integration and the Fight Against Poverty, Belgium

Tadej Slapnik, MEP at Republic of Slovenia National Assembly – Presentation of the law on social entrepreneurship

Damjana Košir, General Manager of the Directorate Labour Market and Employment at Slovenian Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs – Presentation of the further steps in implementation of the law on social entrepreneurship and estimated effect on the labour market

dr. Matjaž Črnigoj, Institute for Economic Research, Slovenia - Building on the Virtual Social Enterprise Incubator

12:45 - 14:00

Lunch break

Afternoon parallel panel sessions

14:00 - 15:30

Panel session I

Social enterprises as builders of socially cohesive and sustainable societies

Jonathan Robinson, The Hub, UK
Goran Miloševič, Mozaik, Slovenia
John Kearns, Partas, Ireland
Danny McCubbin and Joe Grey, Jamie Oliver Foundation, UK
Dolores Kores, Šent, Slovenia

Moderated by: Dušanka Lužar Šajt, Economic Institute of Maribor

14:00 - 15:30

Panel session II

Cooperatives and social enterprises as job creators and providers of specific products and services

This panel session is sponsored by Zavarovalnica Maribor.

Simone Mattioli, INDACO, Italy
Mikel Lezamiz, The Mondragón Corporation, Spain
Elisa Rubini de Silveira, San Patrignano, Italy
Marijana Dinek, Bosnia and Herzegovina Women Iniciative, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Moderated by: Jadranka Vesel, RISE

15:30 – 15:50

Coffee Break

15:50 - 17:20

Panel session III

The role of financial institutions in supporting social enterprise development

Nejra Nalić, MCO MI-BOSPO, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Arthur Wood, Total Impact Advisers, Former Head of Social Finance, Ashoka, UK
Tom Biesinger, Entrepreneur and Social Investor, UK

Moderated by: Giacinto Tommasini, Adest

15:50 - 17:20

Panel session IV

Key role of socially responsible for profit entrepreneurs and philanthropists in development of social enterprises

This panel session is sponsored by Ypsilon Association.

dr. Maximilian Martin, Knowledge Social Entrepreneur, Switzerland
Sandi Češko, Studio Moderna, Slovenia
Troy Stremler, Founder and CEO of Newdea, USA
Janez Škrabec, Riko, Slovenia

Moderated by: Žiga Vavpotič, Ypsilon Institute

17:30 - 18:00

Conference conclusions

18:00 - 19:30

Networking dinner
The dinner is sponsored by Janez Škrabec

Organisers: Jamie Oliver’s group and Slovenian Ypsilon Institute, catering by Glažuta

Saturday, April 16th 2011

9:00 – 12:30

Plenary panel discussion

Networking for the Social Entrepreneurship Agenda in South-East Europe:

Tour the table

  • Jelica Minić, Regional Cooperation Council
    Towards a Social Entrepreneurship Coalition in South-East Europe – Sharing Knowledge and Experience
  • Goran Forbici, CNVOS
    Challenges of networking social enterprises in Slovenia
  • mag. Zdenka Kovač, Tadej Slapnik, Slovenia
    Centre for Excellence in Social Entrepreneurship initiatives, Steps towards South-East Europe Social entrepreneurship Coalition
  • Teodor Petričević, Autonomous Centre – ACT, Croatia
    From Forum of Social Entrepreneurship towards ESENSEE – Eco Social Economy Network South-East Europe

Moderated by: mag. Zdenka Kovač, Novum Institute

12:30 - 13:00

Refreshments and conclusion of the event