>This is Social Innovation

>The winners of “This is European Social Innovation” awards will come to work with us in Bilbao on February. It is part of the prize. This is the information about their projects.

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>Urban Ecópolis

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El proceso para la identificación de nuevas iniciativas sociales y económicas en la Zona Media de Navarra toca a su fin. Después de 7 meses de trabajo, hemos conseguido formular un proyecto denominado Urban Ecópolis que tendría 5 líneas de trabajo fundamentales: (1) Agricultura Urbana (2) Canales Cortos de Comercialización (3) Cluster de empresas medioambientales (4) Reciclaje de productos agrícolas no industriales y (5) Valorización del Patrimonio Agrícola.

Ahora es necesario definir exhaustivamente el plan de negocio pero tiene muy buena pinta. La idea aprovecha el conocimiento acumulado durante generaciones y proyecta una nueva imágen de marca de la Zona Media hacia el futuro. Si tenemos suerte, pronto veremos a agricultores jubilados de la zona media asesorando a las principales urbes del planeta y los más jóvenes de la zona se dedicarán a la comercialización directa de los productos ecológicos que se cultiven en estas huertas. Gracias a AEZMNA, Nexo y CEN por habernos dado la oportunidad de participar en esta aventura.

>SI Park in Budapest

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Emerging Actors of Financial Markets. Considering Full Cost Recovery (FCR) for the enhancement of long term organizational sustainability. 13-14, January 2011.MagNet Community Bank, Budapest.

January 13, 2011:

9.00 – 9.15 Opening (Mr. Péter Pálvölgyi, executive director, DemNet Hungary; Mr. Filippo Addarri, executive director, EUCLID Network)

9.15 – 10.45 Overview on Hungarian civil society (sustainability, advocacy capacities, development concept)

Ms. Nilda Bullain, director, European Center for Not-for-profit Law (ECNL)

Mr. Péter Nizák, program leader, Open Society Institute

Mr. Tamás Scsaurszki, board member, Hungarian Donors Forum

10.45 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30 Introduction to two research reports

Ms. Laura Tóth, researcher, NESsT – “How social enterprises can commit to sustainability of civil society and what are the obstacles to do so in Hungary? ” (legal and fiscal environment of social enterprises in Hungary)

Ms. Barbara Erős, strategic program leader, DemNet Hungary – „Emerging actors, services, partnership models on the financial market” (relationship between civil society and financial market actors)

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

Mr. Gorka Espiau Idoiaga, Social Innovation Park, Spain (introduction to establishment, activities and operation of SIP)

Ms. Ewa Konczal, Ashoka: Innovators for the Public Central Europe, Poland (definition for social innovation, social venture capital, a model for social financing, Ashoka Fellows)

Mr. Áron Jakab, Fruit of Care, Hungary (introduction to establishment, activities and operation model of organization for employment of people with special needs)

15.00 – 15.15 Coffee break

15.15 – 16.45 Accessible financial services, alternative financial mechanisms, new forms of partnerships

Mr. Bruno Dunkel, general secretary, CoopEst, Belgium (introduction to international model)

Mr. Bernard Bayot, director, Network for Alternative Financing, Belgium (introduction to international model)

Mr. Gábor Winkler, director, Microcredit Bank Zrt, Hungary

Mr. Adam Szinai, Sustainability management and internal communication, Marketing and communication, CIB Bank (tbc)

16.45 – 17.00 Coffee break

17.00 – 18.00 Recommendations – primarily invited experts asked to share their ideas and reflections for recomendations

January 14, 2011.:

9.00 – 10.30 Social enterprises and their financing

Ms. Michele Rigby, Social Enterprise East of England, U.K.

Mr. Hugues Sibille, Mouves Avise Ides, Network of Social Entrepreneurs, France

Ms. Laura Tóth, research colleague, NESsT, Hungary

10.30 – 10.45 Coffee break

10.45 – 12.15 Social cooperatives and their financing

Mr. Jean-Philippe Poulnot, Cheque Déjeuner, France

Mr. Ákos Nyitrai, member of executive board, National Union of Social Cooperatives, Hungary

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.30 European financial regulation reform – what are the modifications expected, what is influencable?

Mr. Filippo Addarri, director, EUCLID Network

Ms. Nilda Bullain, director, European Center for Not-for-profit Law (ECNL)

14.30 – 15.00 Recommendations, reflections and closing