European Vocational Skills Week 2017





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Next  24th of November DIESIS would like to invite you to attend the Workshop


Clusters! Social Economy Enterprises in Creative and Cultural Industries

The activities of both social enterprises and creative cultural industries have a multiplier effect which brings cultural, social and economic benefits for the community. They contribute to growth, employment and GDP are a vehicle for social and economic cohesion across Europe.
Both are drivers of change, creating innovative solutions to the challenges that Europe faces today.
Both, in the real world, co-operate with clusters of different undertakings to provide innovative products and services and promote a more sustainable economy.

Diesis is organising a workshop with the involvement of EU institutions, social economy and creative cultural industries, local authorities and policy-makers to discuss how social economy enterprises contribute to cultural and creative industries and how together they are fostering spatial and sectoral clusters, such as an ecological approach for cultural cooperation and territorial development.
What are the skills needed to make a success of this combination? What do we know so far? What comes next?


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  Screen Shot 2017-10-23 at 13.08.13   Take a look at the Draft Agenda of the Workshop 


Due to the limited number of places and for security reasons

we kindly ask you to register to the event by filling in the form HERE







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What does it mean for a social enterprise to take food into account?
Social enterprise experiences in the sustainable food chain are spreading in various regions of Europe and include a wide range of initiatives. These experiences show that social enterprises are engaged in a search for new ways of interacting in the production and consumption of food, while showing an active and participatory commitment to their communities.
As a social economy expert, DIESIS has conducted a research about the role of Social Enterprises as tool in the food system to creating, developing and diffusing ideas and solutions towards the sustainability.
We have investigated social enterprises that are part of sustainable food systems across Europe. Our study focuses on the role of the social enterprises and presents some good practices of social enterprises involved in creating sustainable food systems. Through these experiences we discovered different approaches to achieving similar goals: in some cases we found innovative solutions while in other cases the preservation of tradition showed itself to be the right way to deal with the challenge of that specific territory. 
This research has enabled us to elaborate some observations on the role of social economy organisations in the implementation of actions toward sustainable food systems.






Final conference

26th September 2017
9.30 am to 1.30 pm


Instituto Cervantes
Avenue Louise 140
1050 Bruxelles



SENINTER is not just a trip, it is a legacy 





The SENINTER project proposes the creation of a slow and sustainable tourism product adapted to the seniors travelling with their grandchildren during the low and medium season in Europe. Partner organisations from Slovenia, Italy, Belgium and Spain are giving a new form to this innovative idea that launches a new tourist model and opens a new way from conventional to responsible tourism.


SENINTER TOUR aims to promote a slow and sustainable tourism product targeted and adapted to the seniors travelling with their grandchildren during the low and medium season in Europe. 


The tourism product will be based on the discovery of the local heritage (tangible and intangible), culture and on meetings with the local community, especially with other seniors and their grandchildren of the destination.


 During the conference the partneship will present the SENINTER MODEL based on 4 important factors and values:


4 pillars


TRANS-NATIONALITY: the product increases its interest in term of sharing experiences and culture if made in an international context;


INTER-GENERATIONALITY: by giving the chance for seniors to travel with their grandchildren, the relationship within elderly and youngest will benefit;


LOCAL COMMUNITY: in terms of sustainable and foremost responsible tourism, the supply side will benefit in terms of income and knowledge/engagement and the demand side will have a deeper experience of the visited places;


LOW SEASON: due to the target groups it will be possible to cope with the challenge of increasing the occupancy rate during the low season.















Due to the limited number of places and for security reasons we kindly ask you to register to the event by filling in the form HERE