"How Social Enterprises contribute to Sustainable Food Systems in Europe?"



Tuesday 30th of May - 2 pm / 5 pm


Venue of the event: COPA-COGECA ROOM A

61 Rue de Trèves – Brussels



Food is essential to live. It is our energy to grow and develop, be healthy and active, to move, work, play, think and learn. There is an insane separation between what we eat and where it comes from.


Accordingly to FAO, “a sustainable food system (SFS) is a food system that delivers food security and nutrition for all in such a way that the economic, social and environmental bases to generate food security and nutrition for future generations are not compromised”.


In agreement with the input emerged during the European Commission High Level Conference Food 2030, our future food system should be more “sustainable, resilient, responsible, diverse and inclusive”.


Sustainability requires participation and responsibility from all of us. We need to keep in touch with our land and our food, we need to think more local. The community can be the key for changing. The social economy, especially social enterprises can be the means to do this.


FOODAs 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. Through existing experiences we want to highlight the role of social economy like an innovative way of interacting in the production and consumption of food and an active and participatory commitment to their communities.




DIESIS is organising this event that will be focused on main topics:


1. What does it mean for a Social Enterprise taking account of Food?


2. Presentation of the research results and some case studios.




 Find below all the documents about the event:









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GET UP – Gender Equality Training to overcome Unfair discrimination


Practices in education and labour market


At the end of January, GET UP was officially launched. The project, financed by the European Union, involves 8 partners and 8 countries in a 2-year path aiming to address the stereotyping of educational and career choices and to promote gender equality in education, training and career guidance




GET UP is based on the recognition of Equality as one of the five values on which the European Union is founded. According to this belief, inequalities between women and men not only violate fundamental rights but also impose a heavy toll on the economy and cause an underutilisation of talent.
Nowadays, gender roles continue to influence crucial individual decisions concerning different aspect such as education, career paths, working arrangements, family and, consequently, exercise an impact on the economy and society.
Within this framework, the persistence of some relevant issues such as women’s low participation to the labour market, sectoral and vertical segregation, the lack of family-friendly policies and well-rooted gender stereotypes is still evident and is affecting individual’s participation to the development of the society.


GET UP’s response to societal issues


Against this background, the project GET UP sheds light on the role played by educational and career choices as well as by the people able to guide and support such transition phases, as means to tackle the identified issues. For this reason, GET UP concentrates its efforts on improving the competences of key actors active in that phase as well as on integrating skills and competences of HR managers and employers to promote and ensure gender equality at the workplace.


What’s next?


GET UP will occur through several steps. Starting from an analysis aiming to explore the legislative framework and training offers concerning gender equality in Europe and within the involved countries, the partners supported by experts will be able to provide definition of a “European Minimum Standard of Competences on Gender Equality” that professionals should achieve on the issues of gender equality, non-discrimination and promotion of equality in education and at the workplace.
The comparison of the offer and the identification of a set of competences will serve as the base for defining a Gender Equality Training model as a useful tool to support professional development in the field.


Where is GET UP now?


Partners are currently conducting an online survey aiming to investigate the issue of gender-related bias in education and at the workplace in the European Union member states.

To give your contribution by taking part to the survey, please, click HERE




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SENINTER, there we go!




SENINTER, the project co-financed by the European Commission in which we have been working for months, is still unstoppable to demonstrate that other kinds of trips are possible: everything is ready in Slovenia, from where a group of about 50 people (Slovenians grandparents with their grandchildren up to 6 years old) will depart towards Emilia-Romagna, Italy, to spend 6 unforgettable days there from next March the 26th. Even before their departure, they have been working together and preparing the unique experience they are about to live.


Meanwhile, other Italian grandparents and children have spent many weeks preparing to welcome them on arrival and to share with them the essence of the region: social centers, museums, natural parks ... the enthusiasm with which they are organizing the travel program together with the European partners of the project will certainly translate into a very special experience for visitors and hosts.


Contact us if you want to know more about SENINTER, an example of responsible tourism that is already a reality.


Donwload the GUIDE where you may find the programme and all the information about the SENINTER TRIP!