European Social Innovation Competition 2017 - Launch Event

European Social Innovation Competition 2017 - Launch Event

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Benaki Museum - Pireos Street Annexe

138 Pireos & Andronikou St

118 54 Athens


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New year, new European Social Innovation Competition!

Join us on 28 February in Athens for the launch of the 2017 European Social Innovation Competition, where we will be introducing our brand-new theme. This year the competition will be looking for social innovations that allow everyone equally to seize the opportunities offered by digital transformation and technological change.

We've got an inspiring and exciting agenda lined up for the day where you'll get to know some of Europe's brightest social innovators and hear from experts working in Greece.


10:00 Registration & welcome reception

11:00 Opening remarks
Petros Koublis, Master of Ceremonies

11:10 Official welcome to Athens
Amalia Zepou, Vice Mayor for Civil Society and Innovation, Municipality of Athens, Greece

11:30 Panel Discussion: The 'Misfits Economy' - Social Innovation in Athens
Chair: Sophie Lamprou, Impact Hub Athens, Greece
Amalia Zepou, Vice Mayor for Civil Society and Innovation, Municipality of Athens, Greece
Nadir Noori, Solomon Mag, Refugee Forum and We Need Books, Greece
Elena Dede, lawyer, Free & Real, Dog's Voice

12:30 Networking lunch & exhibition of social innovators:
Solidarity Salt, Phee, Options FoodLab, Epanekkinisis, Solomon Magazine, El Sistema Greece, Liminal Access, Cyclefi and Hymopio.

14:00 Welcome back after lunch
Petros Koublis, Master of Ceremonies

14:10 Official launch of the competition, announcement of the theme & launch of Impact Prize
Rania Antonopoulou, Alternate-Minister of Labour, Government of Greece
Panos Carvounis, Head of Representation in Greece, European Commission

14:45 Panel Discussion and Q&A: Spreading the Benefits of Technological Change
Chair: Madeleine Gabriel, Nesta, UK
Inés Bebea, Ondula, Spain
Antonin Léonard, OuiShare, France
Vasilis Vlachokyriakos, OpenLab Athens, Greece
Felix Weth, Fairmondo, Germany

15:55 Closing remarks

Followed by networking drinks

Please note this event will be held in English and Greek, but live interpretation in both languages will be available.

Location: Benaki Museum- Pireos Street Annexe

Address: 138 Pireos & Andronikou Street

Buses: 815, 049, 914, 838, Β18, Γ18
Trolley-Buses: 21
Metro: Kerameikos Station (Line 3)
Rail: Petralona Station

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