Powering the Social Economy: Creative Solutions for Entrepreneurs

Fantastic Session on the Social Economy, check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI1qLCowHDU

The Waterford One World Centre, along with the Waterford Area Parntership, our ‘Powering the Social Economy’ event.  The keynote speaker was Ms. Lynn Boylan, MEP, and the Conference proceedings were opened by the Mayor of Waterford, Cllr. Adam Wyse.  There were over 30 groups in attendance and included NGOs, Arts Groups, Community Gardens and representatives from the Local Authority. Speakers also included Seamus Hayes, an academic expert in the field of Social Economy, and Liz Riches from the Waterford Area Partnership.  We were then treated to presentations from successful organisations from within the sector.  The second session focused on devising creative solutions to the following questions:  How can we make the region a more hospitable one for the social economy from a policy/legislative standpoint and what can individuals do to create more successful social enterprises?