Social impact economy – governance models in enterprises and paths for development in Europe and the Western Balkans

Venue: hotel “Budva”, Budva, Montenegro

17th September

Draft Agenda

08.30 Registration of participants and welcome coffee

09.00 – 09.30 Welcome speeches – representatives of partners and institutions

Presentation of concept and context – Luca Pastorelli, DIESIS Network – Igor Milosevic, UpBeat Hub

09.30 -11.00 Relevance of the social economy – how to become an actor in community and economic development in different countries

  • The development of Social Economy and social enterprises in Poland in the last decade: key factors and current trends – Julia Koczanowicz-Chondzyńska, FISE
  • Social enterprises and work integration in Romania – Raluca Ouriaghi, Ateliere Fara Frontera

     The context in the Western Balkan countries


11.00- 11.20 Coffee break

11.20-12.30 Inspiring and successful models in networking and social economy cooperation

  • A national platform to support development and cooperation: Social Economy of Slovenia – Representative of ASES

  • Promoting and lobbying for social enterprise: Social Enteprise UK – Salim Sharif (SEUK)

  • Cooperation among cooperatives: the Italian model of consortium Sabina Bellione (Consorzio CGM) and Michela Vogrig (COSM)TBC

  • Networking at EU level: DIESIS Network – Gianluca Pastorelli (DIESIS)


12.30-13.30 The importance of the legal form and the governance model in successful social enterprises: examples form the R2G project

  • Cooperative model – a good example from Poland: Dobrze social cooperative

  • Work integration for disabled persons: the example of Sent in Slovenia

  • Consideration and recommendations from the R2G project – Toby Jonhson (DIESIS)

13.30-14.30 Lunch break

14.30-15.30 Parallel session

Panel I – Basics for cooperation in the social economy in Montenegro

Panel II – Regional business cooperation in the social economy sector

Workshop – Linking community and social economy with new technology

15.30 – 15.50 Conclusions of panels

16.00 – 17.30 Investment in the social economy – tbc

Upbeathub Agenda - 2018

Venue: Hotel Centre Ville – Podgorica, Montenegro

04th – 05th December



Day 1 – December 4th

09.45 Registration 10.15 Introduction speeches: Innovation and community development
  • H.E. Aivo Orav, Delegation EU in Montenegro, Ambassador
  • Dr. Sanja Damjanovic, Minister of Science of Montenegro
  • Mr. Gjergj Murra, Western Balkans Fund, Executive Director
Key note: Setting the scene of social innovation Upbeat Hub

– Igor Milosevic, ADP-Zid, Program developer

SOPACT Accelerator

– Emelie Dahlström, Accelerator Manager

Bitcoin – The Internet of Money ©Andreas M. Antonopoulos

– Ivan Jolicic, Upbeat Hub

 RavenCoin – A Peer to Peer Electronic System for the Creation and Transfer of Assets

– Roshii (Ben Moataz) Ravencoin Dev, Zaytech Chief Technology Officer, former Clover POS dev and Stibits co-founder.

Coffee Break 12.15 Inspiring practice in social innovation How to develop new Start-up during engineering study

 – Adis Muminovic, University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Concept of Food labs

– Aniko Nagy, Hungary

Web4jobs – Digital platform for employment

– Valmir Xhemajli, Lens, Prishtina

Young Social innovators Ireland

– Bronagh O Hagan

13.45 Lunch break 14.30 Impact of social entrepreneurs on community development

– Gianluca Pastorelli, Diesis Network, director – Teo Petricevic, Act grupa, Croatia

  15.30 Panel Discussion: Ecosystem for social innovation

H.E. Alison Kemp, British Ambassador in Montenegro

Monika Nagore, Young Foundation

Miroslav Mijatov – Smart office Vienna/Belgrade

Day 2 – December 5th

09.00 Employment and Innovation – WB region in 10 years ahead Introduction:

– Sanda Rakocevic, Concept of Regional Policy Lab, ADP-Zid, director

– Nand Shani, Team Leader of ESAP, Regional cooperative council

  Key note: Social Innovation and EU employment policy

– Isaac Stanley, NESTA

Transformation of social experiment into policy proposals

– Francesca Rizzo, Faculty of Polytechnics Milano

Q&A 10.30 Coffee break Topic for presentation and discussion:
  • Regional Western Balkan recommendation paper
  • Putting the analyses and recommendation of EU platform in contest of Western Balkan
  • Zlatko Talevski, MKC Bitola
  • Jan Kulenovic, Munja Sarajevo
  • Jelena Stojanovic, NAPOR
  • Nenad Krstic, Evrokontakt, Krusevac
  • Ivan Topalovic, BOS, Belgrade
Discussion 12.15 Lunch break 13.00 Blockchain and positive social impact

– Aida Kamisalic Latific, Blockchain Lab, University of Maribor

 – Miha Mahorko

The Ying and Yang of Blockchain and artificial intelligence

– Andjela Todorovic, Blockchain community, Serbia

Holochain – Momir Dragisic Socialthon – presentation 14.15 Parallel Workshops
  1. How to set up process of Social innovation?
  2. Raven coin workshop – Zaytech/Ravencoin world

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