1 day

30+ speakers

100+ attendees

Leaving no one behind

Employment, upskilling and social inclusion in the changing world of work

29.10.2020 

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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. 

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10.15 am

Welcome – Live from Mannheim
Marika Bernhard, Host and Chairman – Social Entrepreneurship BW
Manuel Kreitmeir, Host and Chairman – Social Entrepreneurship BW
Ulla Engelmann, Head of Unit – DG GROW, European Commission

10.30 am

Keynote
Iñigo Ucín, President – Mondragon

10.45 am

Parallel Sessions & Insights (60 minutes)

Speakers
Saida Ounissi, Deputy to the Assembly of the People’s Representatives – Tunesia

Sergiu Gurau, Director – Eco-Razeni
Miodrag Nedeljkovic, Executive Director – Initiative for Development and Cooperation
Teo Petricevic, Vice-President – ENSIE
Samuel Barco, Social Entrepreneurship Expert – DIESIS

Description
The session will be the opportunity for a North-South-East dialogue between ENSIE, The European Network of Social Integration Enterprises, and MedUp!, a project funded by the EU and implemented by Oxfam Italy, promoting social entrepreneurship in the MENA Region. The panel will include speakers from the interested geographical regions who will share examples of successful experiences in the promotion of laws on policies on social enterprises as well as new evolutions and developments in the field. This will be the chance to explore how conducive policy environments can sustain social economy as an innovative solution to ensure economic inclusiveness and employment, which is proving as an increasingly challenging theme on either side of the Mediterranean.

Speakers
Alina Pavičevac, Project and Policy Officer – Federation of European Social Employers
Jakob Embacher, Policy Assistant – EPSU
Mathieu de Poorter, Economic Advisor – UNIPSO
Sebastien Darrigrand, General Director – UDES

Description
The first part of the session is dedicated to the EU social partners in social services. Representatives from the Federation of European Social Employers and the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) will bring in the EU-level perspective, by introducing opportunities and challenges linked to new digital technologies and outlining collective bargaining and social dialogue as fundamental tools to make best use of such technologies. Speakers from Belgium and France will share their expertise and best practices on the uptake and impacts of digital technologies in social economy enterprises in their respective national context. The Belgian contribution will highlight the effects of digitalisation on employment, work organisation and on the nature and quality of services. The French employers’ organisation will present the main results of their study on digitalisation and working conditions in the French social economy, paving the way for future social partner negotiations.

Speakers
Cristian Rovira, President – EuCIE
Uta Deutschländer, Vicepresident – EuCIE
Dany Drion, Vicepresident – EuCIE
Sébastien Baguerey, Advocacy and Policy Advisor – EuCIE

Description
Inclusive Enterprise model (IE) is an employment model for people with disabilities that is present in more than 13 European countries. Despite the fact of these entities receive different names or regulations depending on the country, they have common characteristics that they will be defined and explained in this workshop. The session will bring together stakeholder’s representatives and experts in IE model to exchange good practices, increase the visibility of IE. policies and its posible adaptation to other entities, especially social start-ups and all kind of entities from the SE. Secondly, IEs have both enterprise goals and social goals, focusing on the employment of PwD.according UNCRPD All in all, the session will tackle the issue of pointing out the characteristics of this inclusive employment model for people with disabilities and also the implementation to the SE and to the whole society to generate social impact for the real inclusion of people with the disabilities.

Speakers
Alessandro Rancati, DG Joint Research Centre – European Commission
Zuzana Dutkova, Policy Officer – DG GROW – European Commission

Description
The canvas for Social Economy targets SME’s, social enterprises, social entrepreneurs, regional and local authorities, support agencies and investors, by highlighting the societal, economic and environmental dimension driving a specific activity. The canvas fosters an ecosystemic approach to improve the resilience and sustainability of any economic activity. The advanced prototype of the Canvas will be presented during the October Digital Road to Mannheim by the European Commission Joint Research Centre expert, Mr. Alessandro Rancati. The final results of a testing phase running with a broad range of stakeholders will be presented in May 2021 in Mannheim during the European Social Economy Summit.

 

11.45 am

Main Panel: Presenting results from the sessions

12.00 pm

Lunch break

12.00 pm

Social Economy Diaries: Tutorial and practical exercise
Zuzana Dutkova – Policy Officer, DG GROW – European Commission

01.00 pm

Energizer

01.15 pm

Parallel Interactive Workshops (90 minutes)

Speakers
Katharina Krentz, Guide, Consultant & Coach for NewWork, Networks & Working Out Loud – Connecting Humans & Robert Bosch GmbH

Description
Learn to network & improve collaboration with Working Out Loud In times of digitalisation, digital skills such as the use of digital tools and media, networking skills, collaboration and communication as well as self-driven learning skills in the virtual space are more important than ever. Working Out Loud, (WOL) stands for networked collaboration and communication in digital space (on the intranet or internet, e.g. via social media platforms). The effective use of such platforms and networking with diverse experts on a personal level in order to learn from and with each other and to exchange information can be learned very easily with the help of the WOL circle method. Learn more about the concept of Working Out Loud and how e.g. organizations, start-ups & entrepreneurs use the method to make employees & themselves fit(er) for the digital age. Experience in an interactive workshop with practical exercises, why so many people around the world work out loud.

Speakers
Hans-Gerd Nottenbohm, Management Board – innova eG
Trebor Scholz, Founding Director – Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy Platform Cooperativism Consortium
Giuseppe Guerini, Member of EESC Diversity Europe (Group III), President – Cecop-Cicopa Europe
Gianluca Pastorelli, Executive President – Diesis Network
Sven Bartilsson, Senior Advisor – Coompanion
Damiano Avellino, Co-Founder – FairBNB
Marta Bruschi, Senior Expert Network and Community Engagement – Diesis Network
Anastasia Costantini, SDGs and Green Transition – Diesis Network

Description
Digitalisation is very much affecting the quality of work and the health of workers. Even more workers are losing their rights because very often they are not any more protected by a standard employment contract. Digital platforms will replace work with compulsory social insurance coverage with new, insecure forms of employment. The future development will depend above all on whether platforms engage in unfair competition with regulated services by systematically circumventing applicable quality standards and rules governing the protection of workers and consumers, or even liabilities for tax and social security contributions. The key question is to what extent platforms are exploiting legal grey areas regarding the status of workers in order to cut costs and thereby gain a competitive advantage over existing companies. However, new and innovative business models which are currently emerging in form of social economy enterprises to run digital platforms. So they can produce important economic and social benefits. The crucial question is what those platform-based business models could look like – whether commercial or, for example, co-operative-based.

Speakers
Bastien Sibille, President – Mobicoop & Representative – Le Labo de l’ESS
Ludovic Voet, Confederal secretary – ETUC
Sébastien Darrigrand, Managing director – UDES
Sarah de Heusch, Project officer – SMart
Emanuele Dal Carlo, President – Fairbnb

Description
Based on studies carried out new forms of work (2015, 2017), Le Labo de l’ESS proposes a workshop based on 3 steps: A first step to be introduced by the moderator, Bastien SIBILLE, will describe and analyse the current situation, with a focus on success and failures of current corrective actions. Then a panel discussion between the stakeholders, on the following issues: – The workers ‘rights within digital platforms, balanced with the SSE employers’ point of view, with Ludovic VOET, confederal secretary of ETUC and Sébastien DARRIGRAND, managing director at UDES. – The advantages and drawbacks of self-employed workers cooperatives, with Sarah DE HEUSCH, project officer at SMart. – The advantages and drawbacks of a non-extractive vacation rental platform, with Emanuele DAL CARLO, president of Fairbnb. Finally an open debate with the audience and round-up session on innovative action proposals.

02.45 pm

Coffee & Networking Break

03.00 pm

Panel: Workshop Hosts presenting results / Discussion with EU officials
Slawomir Tokarski – Director – DG GROW, European Commission
Manuela Geleng – Director – DG EMPL, European Commission

03.30 pm

Conclusion & The End

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