Cooperatives and social enterprises from several European countries and representatives from the European Union met for the fourth time in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, to participate in the European Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. This event combining a fair, conferences and workshops is co-organised by CECOP and the National Union of Worker and Production Cooperatives of Bulgaria.
The Vicepresident of CECOP Manuel Mariscal participated at the conference "Entrepreneurship for growth and jobs" and CECOP set up its own stand at the fair where Cooproute was showcased. Last year more than 90 social enterprises and cooperatives from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania and Turkey took part.
The main objectives of the Fair are development of social entrepreneurship, exchange of experience and best practices between social enterprises and cooperatives in EU Member States and strengthening the links between them; increasing the employment of persons with disabilities; establishing beneficial business contacts and market research.
More information at http://efse-bulgaria.eu/en