You are cordially invited to the European Conference "Investing in Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation" which will take place in Nicosia on 28th of September 2016. The Conference is under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Cyprus, the Unit of Administrative Reform.
On this occassion, we invite you to:
Learn of the recent policy developments concerning the sector of Social Entrepreneurship in Cyprus
Discover Social Entrepreneurship policies and practices across Europe
Get to know innovative Cypriot Social Entrepreneurs and Social Enterprises, the work they do and the challenges they face
Learn of the European projects "European Social Entrepreneurs" and "Invest in Innovation" which develop and promote Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Learn of funding programmes related to social entrepreneurship and innovation
Participate in a round-table discussion to express your views on the policies needed to push-forward the sector in the country.
Keynote Address "The Need for Social Entrepreneurship in Cyprus”
Mr. Charalambos Theopemptou, Member of Parliament
View the Conference Programme
Morning Session: "European Social Enterpreneurs"
Mr. Charalambos Theopemptou, Member of Parliament: "The Need for Social Entrepreneurship in Cyprus"
Dr. Allan Lawrence, Senior Associate, The Enterprise Center, United Kingdom: The “European Social Entrepreneurs” project
European Social Entrepreneurship: Practices and Policies
Mr. Athanasios Maimaris, P.O.W.E.R
Dr. Gabriel Amitsis, Associate Professor, Technology Educational Institute, Greece: “European financial instruments and policies for social economy”
Mr. George Isaias, Director, SYNTHESIS Center: "Public Policies that can support social enterprise development”
Dr. Christopher Markides, European Social Fund Unit, Cyprus: "Social Entrepreneurship: The experience of the European Social Fund Unit"
Afternoon Session: "Invest in Innovation"
Ms. Gillian Broadhead, Consultant, Learning Light, United Kingdom: "The ΙN2IN Training Platform”
Burak Berk Doluay: “Cyprusinno.com – The First Bicommunal Online Platform Connecting Cypriot Entrepreneurs”
Mr. Nicos Ioannou, Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism: “Investing in the development of Innovation for SMEs in Cyprus”