Brokering for change: An Opportunity to Showcase Projects and develop new partnerships
Montpellier - april 2022
Our team and partners had the opportunity to meet and share ideas with our speakers who came from different part of Europe to come and make the most of this event.
From SEVERE students showcasing their projects, to shaping policies and two rounds of revolving cafes, this event was a massive success!
The first Revolving café consisted in discussing social entrepreneurship support on Creativity (Universidade do Minho, Universidade Federal da Bahia & Crealead), Enterprise (Social Business City Barcelona and Business Innovation Brokers) and Incubation(The Melting Pot and INCUB Online).
We then debated on what makes European projects successful with Connexx-EU and David Alpera.
In the afternoon, our panel discussed on how social innovation can be effective on a large scale (Estonian Government, Fondation Grameen Credit Agricole & Unidade de Investimento Social SCML).
The 2nd Revolving café was a series of workshops in which social innovators debated how we should approach major challenges, such as: Tackling Glocal problems (Vento di Terra, Business Innovation Brokers), New concepts (Cite du design, Tandem Social & WHY3C) and No one left behind (Invisible Cities and Fundacio Arriels).
We finished the day with a speed networking session (speed dating style) where participants were discussing and switching tables to try and respond to various potential EU calls, an opportunity to develop new partnerships for change. Then a final wrap up and cocktails to celebrate the achievement of the event.
A massive THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the success of this event!
Programme of the event
Anastasia Cozarenco and Mark Majewsky Anderson
Members of the SEVERE Consortium and students showcase its Intellectual Outputs
Revolving cafés 1
Chairs: Teresa Franqueira, Teresa Monllau, Anastasia Cozarenco, Alexandra Gaidos.
What makes European Projects successful?
Chair: Natalia Popielska
A Panel Debate featuring: Laura Pardo García, Connexx-EU; David Alpera, Project evaluator;
Chair: Mark Majewsky Anderson
Panel discussion debating how social innovation can be effective on a large scale.
Minna Harjo, Estonian Government; Philippe Guichandut, Grameen Credit Agricole Foundation; Gustavo Freitas Unidade de Investimento Social, SMCL.
Revolving cafés 2
Chairs: Rose Cawood, Silvia Sordi, Samuel Nyarko.
Speed dating session
Responding to various potential EU calls, an opportunity to develop new partnerships for change.
17.00 – 19.30
Wrap up and cocktail