Social Economy and Cities

Values and competitiveness
for an inclusive and sustainable
local development

October 1-3, 2018

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Bilbao is pleased to welcome the 4th edition of the Global Social Economy Forum GSEF 2018

Invitation video


Mr. Christophe Itier

High Commissioner for the Social and Solidarity Economy and Social Innovation. Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition. Government of France

Ms. Antonella Noya

Head of Unit Innovation and Social Economy at the OECD

Mr. Robert Beaudry

Deputy Mayor for Economic Development. City of Montreal

Ms. Emilia Saiz

Secretary General UCLG

Ms. María Jesús San José

Minister of Work and Justice. Basque Government

Mr. Iñigo Ucín

President of MONDRAGON Corporation

Mr. Juan Mari Aburto

Mayor of Bilbao. Spain

Ms. Laurence Kwark

Secretary General GSEF

Mr. Ariel Guarco

President of the International Co-operative Alliance

Mr. Kyong Yong Song

Co-chairman of GSEF

Ms. Rosa Lavin

President of Basque Network of Social Economy

Mr. Luigi Martignetti

Secretary General of the European Network of Cities and Regions for the Social Economy REVES

Mr. Franz Wolfmayr

Former President of EASPD (European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities)

Ms. Christiane Bouchart

Vice-president on Sustainable Development and Climate Strategy at the Lille Métropole and President of RTES (Réseau des Territoires pour l’ Économie Solidaire)

Mr. Slawomir Tokarski

Director for Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing. European Commission DG GROW

Mr. Juan Antonio Pedreño

President of Social Economy Europe and CEPES

Mr. Manoj Kumar Teotia

Assistant professor (Former HUDCO Chair) of Centre for research in rural and industrial development, Chandigarh, India

Mr. Paul Ladd

Director at UNRISD

Mr. J. Phillip Thompson

Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives. City of New York, USA

Mr. Markku Markkula

First Vice-President, European Committee of the Regions

Mr. Martin Van Den Borre

Executive Director of C.I.T.I.E.S

Mr. Gerardo Pisarello

First Deputy Mayor of Barcelona City, Spain

Mr. Jason Nardi

General Delegate – RIPESS Europe

Mr. Park Won-soon

Mayor of Seoul. Republic of Korea

Ms. Eunae Lee

CEO of Seoul Social Economy Center

Mr. Gianluca Salvatori

Secretary General of EURICSE- European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises

Mr. Leandro Morais

Latin American Observatory for Work and Social Economy

Ms. Lourdes Benería

Professor Emerita at Cornell University’s Department of City and Regional Planning

Ms. Marguerite Mendell

Professor and Vice-Principal of School of Community and Public Affairs. Concordia University

Ms. Pauline Eyebe Effa

General Director of PFAC (Partnership France-Africa for Co-development)

Ms. Simel Esim

Head of the Cooperatives Unit. International Labour Organization

Mr. Thierry Jeantet

President of SSE International Forum

Mr. Txomin García

President of Laboral Kutxa and Vice-president of the National Union of Credit Cooperatives (UNACC)

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