"Social economy and mental health"
29-th Annual Conference of Social Firms Europe CEFEC devoted to social economy and mental health issues took place in Lodz (Poland) on 22-23 September 2016. It was addressed to representatives of social enterprises, non-governmental organizations, umbrella organizations and public institutions from Europe.
The conference provided an invaluable opportunity for European social entrepreneurs and NGOs active in the field of social economy to share and exchange professional knowledge and experience and show the social impact of social enterprises focusing on vocational integration of people with mental health problems. Participants also discussed the challenges that social firm sector was facing and looked together for solutions of the common issues that arose when creating valuable workplaces for vulnerable people.
The important goal of the conference was to spread and promote best practices of European social enterprises in order to strengthen their capabilities.
Moreover, the conference contributed to establishing transnational partnerships between various social economy organizations and institutions supporting social enterprises.
The conference was accompanied by the VIII Social Entrepreneurship Gala, the annual event promoting social economy and partnership attitudes of public servants towards non-governmental organizations.
The conference was held in The City of Lodz Office, Piotrkowska 104 Street, 2nd floor.
The City of Lodz Office Archive