Training C1 Poznań, Poland 

Training C1 Poznań, Poland 

SOCIAL ECONOMY IN EUROPE, RESILIENCE AND CRISIS RESISTANCE

FROM 25 TO 27 OCTOBER 2021

The aim of the training was to discuss, exchange good practices and gain new knowledge and skills in the area of social economy in Europe and its resilience and crisis resistance.
Social economy and social services –polish experiences and good practices.
Workshops were led by polish social economy experts and trainers. Among them were representatives from:

  • Ministry of Development Funds, Regional Centre of Social Policy 
  • Poznań City Hall 
  • Regional Centre of Social Policy 
  • Poznan University of Economics and Business 
  • Social Cooperatives: Blues Hostel, Sport I Rehabilitacja, Furia and social enterprise: Taka mydlarnia. 

Polish partners described Polish social economy sector and described its weakness and strengths. They shared the idea of social services provided by social cooperatives as way out of the crisis and they presented how does it look in practise in Poland (examples of Social Cooperatives: Blues Hostel and Sport I Rehabilitacja and packages of services).

The discussion concerned also polish solutions dedicated do social cooperatives in order to support them during COVID-19 pandemic. One of them is “purchasing mechanism” and its aim was to support social enterprises in providing social services to their local communities. The services were ordered and paid by Social Economy Support Centres. With the guest form PUE we discussed about the role of social economy in education and the importance of social economy values.

Study visit – Pretty Things (Ładne Rzeczy) Social Economy LAB

During this training, participants visited Ładne Rzeczy (Pretty Thing) – Social Economy Lab. The aim of the visit was to meet with creators and producers of Klunkry Wielkopolskie –socially responsible brand of souvenirs from Greater Poland. They also took part in Cooperative Poznan QUEST which gave them an opportunity to see the city from the cooperative point of view but also to learn a new collaboration tool that increase the visibility of social enterprises.

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