The main objectives of the Fair are development of social entrepreneurship, exchange of experience and best practices between social enterprises and cooperatives in EU Member States and strengthening the links between them; increasing the employment of persons with disabilities; establishing beneficial business contacts and market research. CECOP will participate again in the conference with presentations on the new aspects of social entrepreneurship in cooperatives and in the Fair with its own stand.

Last years more than 90 social enterprises and cooperatives from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania and Turkey took part in the Fair and in the conference. In 2013, over 30,000 people visited the fair. Every year the number of participants, operating in the field social entrepreneurship, grows.

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