Roundtable on Social Enterprises in The Baltic Sea Region  

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Time: Thursday 13 August 2015 10 am - 1 pm
Place: VerdensKulturCentret, Sankt Hans Torv, Nørre Alle 7, København N
Theme: Status for Social Enterprises in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Finland, Poland and Denmark. 
Language: English
The event was organized by Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark in cooporation with The National Centre for Social Enterprise

 

VIDEO FROM THE ROUNDTABLE MEETING IS AVAILABLE HERE

 

On August 13th 2015 Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark in cooporation with The National Centre for Social Enterprises was hosting a Roundtable meeting on the status for Social Enterprises in The Baltic Region. There was 32 participants.
At the meeting 
representatives from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Finland, Poland and Denmark, gave a status on Social Enterprises in their country followed by clearifying questions from the participants to the representatives.


The meeting was part of the events around The ERASMUS+ project ”Social entrepreneurship development in Baltic Sea region”, and at the meeting two of the intellectual outputs from the project was presented:
1.  The rapport  Social Enterprise Sector Snapshot Around The Baltic Sea. Read the rapport here 
2. The publication How to Choose Proper Business Model for Social Enterprise, a new educational material for everyone who wants to start at social enterprise. Read the publication here 

Roundtable Meeting on Social Enterprises in The Baltic Sea Region

Per Bach from Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark welcomed everyone and stressed that the meeting was a rare oppertunity to discuss social enterprises in an interantional context.

 

Ulrik Boe Kjeldsen - Roundtable Meeting on Social Enterprises in The Baltic Sea Region

Afterwards from Ulrik Boe Kjeldsen from The National Centre for Social Enterprises gave a status for Social Enterprises in Denmark ant told about the tasks of the Centre.
See presentation here

Iiro Niemi - Roundtable Meeting on Social Enterprises in The Baltic Sea Region


Iiro Niemi from Social Entrepreneurship Academy of Finland gave a status on Social Enterprises in Finland.
See presentation here 

Jaan Aps - Roundtable Meeting on Social Enterprises in The Baltic Sea Region

Jaan Aps from Estonian Social Enterprise Network gave a status on Social Enterprises in Estonia.
See presentation here 

Renate Lukjanska - Roundtable Meeting on Social Enterprises in The Baltic Sea Region

Renate Lukjanska, coordinator of the project ”Social entrepreneurship development in Baltic Sea region”, and from Biedrība „Sociālās inovācijas centrs”  gave a status for Social Enterprises in Latvia.
See presentation here 

 Mindaugas Danys - Roundtable Meeting on Social Enterprises in The Baltic Sea Region

Mindaugas Danys from Socialines ir ekonomines pletros centras gave a status on Social Enterprises in Lithuania.
See presentation here 

Anna Cebula - Roundtable Meeting on Social Enterprises in The Baltic Sea Region

Anna Cebula from Centrum Rozwoju Inicjatyw Spolecznych CRIS gave a status on Social Enterprises in Poland.
See presentation here 

 

Bert-Ola Bergstrand from Social Kapital Forum was not able to be present at the meeting, but you can see his presentation on the status for Social Enterprises in Sweden here

 

After some cleryfying questions for the presenters and a short brake the participants were divided into 4 smaller groups where the followiing questions were debated:
What are the biggest challanges to be overcome to create more Social Enterprises in The Baltic Sea Region?
Is it possible to cooperate between countries in The Baltic Sea Region to promote Social Enterprises? 

 

Finally there was a short wrapup with the most important points from the debate.

 

It was the general opinion that it would be good to continue to build network between the stakeholders in the social enterprise field in the countries around The Baltic Sea, to share knowlege and to look into possibillities for cross-border trade between social enterprises in the Baltic Sea Region.

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