EN invites its members and partners for EN Impact Days, happening on 14th – 16th November, The Hague, The Netherlands.
EN is part of an impact ecosystem in The Netherlands, where vibrant events such as ImpactFest drive changemakers to the city during these days. To ensure our members have a chance at meaningful exchanges with impact practitioners across Europe, EN is organising 3 days of project-specific and networking activities for our members and partners.
As part of these 3 days, EN and our members and partners will discuss strategies and best practices to make our organisations more resilient. What better way to learn about different resilience strategies than bringing these trailblazers together, online and in-person.
EN will also be gathering together its members for its Annual General Meeting (AGM), a moment to celebrate collective achievements and discuss the Network’s strategy for the next years to come.
Here is an overview of the events;
14th-15th November: Google.org Social Innovation Fund (SIF)
As part of the Google.org powered Social Innovation Fund (SIF) EN members and partners will gather project partners and jury members in The Hague to take stock of achievements so far and next steps together to support underserved entrepreneurs across Europe.
If you haven’t confirmed your attendance yet as Google.org SIF participant or have any inquiries, please fill out this intention form to attend or reach out to Wieteke Dupain(firstname.lastname@example.org) or Gerlinde Schmidt (email@example.com)
EYE Alumni Breakfast Event 09:00-11:00
EN is organising an alumni event for the SEEDplus consortium. The consortium and their esteemed alumni entrepreneurs will travel to The Hague to share their Erasmus For Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) cross-border exchange experiences and for some exciting networking.
Join the EYE consortium partners and EYE entrepreneurs for a ‘kick-off breakfast meeting’ ahead of ImpactFest to meet with social entrepreneurs from across Europe and to learn more about their experience on an international business exchange.
If you want to come and meet entrepreneurs involved in the EYE program and the SEEDplus consortium, please join us for breakfast and contact Sophie Roos (firstname.lastname@example.org) to guarantee your place.
ImpactFest 11.00 – 17.00
ImpactCity, The Hague’s impact agency, will host ImpactFest, Europe’s biggest impact festival at the Fokker Terminal. EN invites its members to join us in attending this event, bringing together impact practitioners from the Netherlands and beyond, seeking – and succeeding, to drive positive change together.
As part of ImpactFest, Impact City has organised a series of ‘bonus’ events such as a walking tour of the city. If you’d like to know more, please click here. If you’re a member, reach out to Marcela Neves (email@example.com) to find out more about exclusive EN member benefits!
Euclid Network is also hosting three sessions at ImpactFest. You can sign up for the in-person ImpactFest event here.
Social Economy High-Level Policy Roundtable 11:30-13:00 CET
EN is co-hosting with INCO, supported by the European Commission, ImpactCity The Hague and Google.org, a high-level policy roundtable with esteemed guests from the European Commission, Dutch government and Social Economy leaders from across Europe. The policy roundtable will host a set of interactive policy roundtables to discuss the Social Economy Action Plan (SEAP), the launch of the Transition Pathway for the Proximity and Social Economy and the role of social economy organisations, the public and the private sectors to contribute to the development of the Social Economy. A strong emphasis will focus discussions on achieving the transition to a more fair, digitally strong, socially inclusive and green society and economy, with special attention on reaching underserved communities.
Launch of the European Social Enterprise Monitor Report 14:00 – 15:30 CET
We invite you to join the official launch of the second European Social Enterprise Monitor (ESEM) Report. ESEM has collected insights from close to 2000 social entrepreneurs across 21 countries in the past year. In this session, EN and a team of european experts will present and discuss the latest data on social enterprise across Europe and the state of play. Moreover, they will discuss how social entrepreneurs can be better supported by governments, social enterprise support organisations (SESOs), and investors to scale up their impact.
Learnings and Next Steps for Buy Social (Europe): a USD500 Billion Market Opportunity for Real Impact 16:00 – 17:30 CET
We invite you to join this session on Buy Social Europe where several of the leading and pioneering organisations on this topic, including Euclid Network, SAP, SEWF, Social Enterprise UK, and SEND Germany – will share lessons learned and give a sneak peek into what is planned for the future.
EN Annual General Meeting (AGM) 09.30 – 13.30 CET
EN will host the EN Annual General Meeting (AGM) in a hybrid format in the Hague. As a member-driven organisation, we at EN believe the AGM is a moment to re-evaluate our common goals and activities for the coming year.
EYE Consortium Celebratory Lunch 13:30-15:00
The SEEDplus2 consortium will get together for an intimate lunch to celebrate and look back on the last 4 years of implementation of the EYE programme.
We’re very much looking forward to seeing you at EN Impact Days!