Social Economy for Sustainable Education and #TransitionToWork – under this headline StartNet hosted an online session together with the City of Mannheim in the framework of the European Social Economy Summit on 28 January 2021.

Various European stakeholders from non-profit organisations, foundations, social enterprises and policy makers gathered around the topics of youth education and training. The StartNet project was presented in a virtual exposition booth as well as during the workshop as an example of cooperation of Social Economy actors at European and regional level. This was complemented by good practices of public-social partnerships in Mannheim demonstrating the potential of the positive local impact.

Participants agreed on the large added value of social economy initiatives to cooperate at the European level, exchanging knowledge, building partnerships as well as building alliances at the local level, including the public and private sector. In order to create a sustainable collective impact these partnerships require continuous coordination and long-term funding.

Moreover, it was consensus that when working at the field of youth, the engagement of young people themselves and their representatives is essential for the legitimacy and success of the activities.

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