Tuesday 23.10.2018, 9.00 – 17.00
Arktikum, Pohjoisranta 4 Rovaniemi, Finland
Depopulation affects large parts of the European countryside. With families and women leaving rural areas, it is often the elderly and men who are left behind.
While rural areas often possess opportunities for new industries, they are faced with diminishing public services, demographic challenges and the changing labor market.
One way to tackle these issues could be the establishment of a strong social economy and the boost of social entrepreneurship. Could therefore social economy and social entrepreneurship be one way to secure public services and develop employment opportunities?
The Regional Council of Lapland and the Lapland University of Applied Sciences organize a seminar discussing these issues in a European setting. The seminar “Social Values in a Changing World – Best Practices from Europe” is organized in cooperation with European partners and EU-funded projects:
- Social Entrepreneurship in a Sparsely Populated Areas – SOCENT SPAs
- International Cooperation in Community Based Civil Safety and Security (funded by ERDF).
09.00-09.15 Registration and coffee
09.15-09.30 Welcome words
09.30-09.45 Project introduction by Ms. Paula Arribas, Project Manager, General Directorate for Social Economy and Self-Employed Persons – Regional Government of Castile and León
09.45-10.45 Key note, University of Salford
10.45-11.00 Commentary, Marko Palmgren, Chief Networking Officer, Regional Council of Lapland
11.00-12.00 Panel discussion: From strategies to good practice: how to implement social values in sparsely populated areas
12.00-13.30 Networking lunch buffet and chance to visit the museum
13.30-14.45 Learning café
Topic 1: Strategies promoting social entrepreneurship in sparsely populated areas
Topic 2: Social accounting in practice
15.00-15.15 Exercise and refreshment break
15.15-16.30 Learning café continues
16.30-17.00 Learning café summary and conclusion
Registration link: https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/B12B7CB311DA6416.par
For more information: marlene.kohllechner-autto(a)lapinamk.fi, tel. +358406532446