Health issues and social protection
Building an economy of well-being
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The ‘Digital Road to Mannheim’ consists of 8 fully digitized online events. Each roadmap event focusses on a specific topic and aims to connect different Social Economy actors in Europe in a highly interactive format, present best practices and use cases as well as provide first-hand insights in interactive sessions from changemakers all around Europe. The ‘Digital Road to Mannheim’ strengthen the social economy in Europe and harness its contribution to economic development, social inclusion as well as green and digital transitions.
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
The 17th of December was dedicated to the topic “Health and social protection – Building an economy of well-being”. To capture the complexities around modern societies, the European Commission aims to measure progress, true wealth and well-being by indicators that complement GDP figures but are more inclusive of environmental and social aspects of progress. Subjective well-being refers to an individual’s own assessment of their quality of life and their situation. Promoting the well-being of its citizens is a key goal for the EU and has gained prominence in the social policy agenda in the last decade. This includes differences or inequalities in health. A very important topic, not just since COVID-19.
Social Economy workers in service of others often work under intense pressure and as they seek to address the needs of others, tend to overlook their own wellbeing. The result: high incidences of burn-out, serious mental health issues and personal relationship breakdowns, which have a severe impact on organisations and the whole social sector. François Bonnici, Head of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship at the World Economic Forum, believes “wellbeing inspires welldoing”. In his keynote he presented the “wellbeing initiative” and how the Schwab Foundation always prioritizes the wellbeing of social entrepreneurs.
Sessions included an insight from Paula Schwarz, Fondatrice of The Cloud Nation on “Forming The New Path To Wellbeing In European Healthcare” and an interactive workshop on “New Health & New Work – the dramatic changes due to Covid-19 and the opportunities for the European society” with Dr. Björn Pospiech from the Strong People Institute. The second keynote after the lunch break was from Greta Rossi, Co-Foundress of Recipes for Wellbeing, where she works towards a culture shift for a holistic understanding of wellbeing to enable anyone to contribute more effectively to creating positive change in the world. Her keynote focused on “Digital Well-being in times of COVID-19”.
The final panel included representatives from the European Commission taking questions from the audience and discussing the topics of the day and their relevance on EU policies.
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Welcome – Live from Mannheim
Björn Pospiech, General Manager & Mindful Entrepreneurship Coach – Strong People Institute
Manuel Kreitmeir, Host and Chairman – Social Entrepreneurship BW
Ulla Engelmann, Head of Unit Advanced Technologies, Clusters and Social Economy, DG GROW – European Commission
Francois Bonnici, Director and Head of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
Parallel Sessions & Insights (60 minutes)
Main Panel: Presenting results from the sessions
Lunch break & Parallel Programme
Björn Pospiech, Mindfulness Coach – Strong People Institute
Greta Rossi, Co-founder of Recipes for Wellbeing
Parallel Interactive Workshops (90 minutes)
Panel: Workshop Hosts presenting results / Discussion with EU officials
Dana-Carmen Bachmann, Head of Unit Modernisation of Social Protection Systems – DG EMPL, European Commission
Patrick Klein, Head of sector – Social Economy and social enterprise, DG GROW – European Commission
Recap of the day: Poetic recording
Reza Solhi, Co-Founder & Managing Partner – Heartbeat Edutainment
Conclusion & The End