26 - 27 May 2021 | Mannheim

European Social
Economy Summit

New concept Register now

26 - 27 May 2021

European Social
Economy Summit

New conceptRegister now

2000+ Attendees

100+ Sessions

30+ Countries


A large international conference as the #EUSES2020 was planned, can not take place on the 26 – 27 November this year.
The whole #EUSES team is sorry about that.

The new concept following one goal: Provide more space for sessions, present more stakeholder and strengthen the social economy in Europe! The #EUSES comes up with a great solution to network, inspire and present your projects. From September on, we will offer monthly online European Social Economy Exchange Events which will dive deep into specific areas of the #EuropeanSocialEconomy and prepare us for the main #EUSES conference on the 26 – 27 May 2021. Stay tuned!


The ‘European Social Economy Summit’ (#EUSES) is a jointly organized conference by the European Commission and the City of Mannheim. The #EUSES is a conference which aims at strengthening the social economy in Europe and harness its contribution to economic development, social inclusion as well as green and digital transitions. The discussions will focus on three dimensions: digitalisation of the Social Economy, (social) innovation, cross-country and cross-sectoral collaboration.

The #EUSES is an opportunity to bring all stakeholders active in the social economy together.

Get inspired
Make contacts 
Leave impact 


Social economy and social enterprises create jobs, provide accessible services, foster up-skilling, address environmental challenges and strengthen communities. They carry potential for social innovation and social cohesion. They contribute positively to economy and society at large. Social economy and Social enterprises are indeed an excellent example of an “Economy that works for people”.

The Summit will bring together public and private stakeholders, civil society representatives and scholars to discuss the future, network, inform, and increase the visibility of social economy and social enterprises policies, with the aim of exchanging good practices and success stories and supporting peer learning.

The programme will be co-created by the City of Mannheim, the European Commission and the participating stakeholders, across the two days.

Three thematic angles are suggested to frame the programme of the European Social Economy Summit:

Collaboration: Addressing today’s most pressing challenges requires developing the capacity to lead collaboratively and to effectively work across sectors and countries. 

Innovation: Social innovation is the process of developing and deploying effective new solutions to challenging and often systemic social and environmental issues in support of social progress. 

Digitalisation: Digitalisation in the Social Economy is already having a substantial impact on social and economic prospects worldwide. 

Inspiring Keynotes 
Practical Insights 
Hands-on Workshops


“The digital road to Mannheim”

The monthly European Social Economy Exchange Events are an excellent opportunity to engage in a digital way with a diverse audience representing the large variety of actors active in the field all over Europe..

The dates for the #EUSES Exchange Events will be announced soon.
These will start in September 2020 and run monthly until April 2021.


Congress Center Rosengarten

Rosengartenplatz 2
68161 Mannheim


With your #EUSES registration you are allowed to enter all programme formats. Catering is included.
The registration for the European Social Economy Summit is for free.


Apply now for your #EUSES2020 ticket!


Become an exhibitor at the #EUSES.

Exhibiting at the European Social Economy Summit is for free and without any additional costs.

Apply now as an exhibitor!


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