The European Social Economy Summit (EUSES) is a digital conference organised by the European Commission and the City of Mannheim. It aims to strengthen the social economy in Europe and harness its contribution to economic development and social inclusion, as well as the green and digital transitions. This year the event will take place on the 26-27 May.


Social economy and social enterprises create jobs, provide accessible services, foster upskilling, address environmental challenges, and strengthen communities.

The summit will bring together public and private stakeholders, civil society representatives, and scholars to network, discuss the future, inform one another, and increase the visibility of social economy and social enterprise policies, with the aim of facilitating an exchange of good practices and success stories, and supporting peer learning.

The programme is co-created by the City of Mannheim, the European Commission, and the participating stakeholders, and it will take place across two days.

Three thematic angles structure the programme:

  • Collaboration: Addressing today’s most pressing challenges requires developing capacity to lead collaboratively and to effectively work across sectors and countries. 
  • Innovation: Social innovation is the process of developing and deploying effective new solutions to challenging and often systemic social and environmental issues in support of social progress. 
  • Digitalisation: Digitalisation in the social economy is already having a substantial impact on social and economic prospects worldwide. 


The new digital format this year aims to provide more space for sessions, present more stakeholders, and strengthen the social economy in Europe. The EUSES is a great time to network, inspire, and present your projects.


With your EUSES registration you can enter the whole programme. Pre-registration for the European Social Economy Summit is free. More information on registration will follow shortly here, and you can pre-register now.

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