The EMEN project supported AGORADA 2019 “Exploiting the full potential of social enterprises” (www.agorada2019.com), an event organised by EURADA that took place on March 26th, 2019. As the title suggests, this international conference organised by EURADA gathered development practitioners, experts and policy makers to take up the following challenge: how policies, programmes and structures can make a difference to support social enterprises. AGORADA 2019 fostered solution-oriented exchange, enables networking and brings local and regional agents of development closer to the EU institutions and opportunities.

Dorotea Daniele, from Diesis, attended the event and spoke during the panel entitled “Managing diversity in social enterprises”. The panel focused on the consequences of migration on the European labour market. Migrants represent new labour forces for both mainstream and social enterprises: properly supported, migrants can also turn into entrepreneurs. During this panel, Dorotea Daniele talked about how social economy and social enterprises can help a faster and better inclusion of migrants in the society. Moreover, social enterprises, compared to regular enterprises, can be a great solution and a powerful tool of inclusion for a migrant who wish to open its business in Europe. Following this, she presented the EMEN project and its activities. She talked about the three communities of practices and their latest work and about our upcoming Annual Event in The Hague focused on Access to Finance.

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