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The main objective...

... of the MESSE project is reinforcing and improving the effectiveness of regional policies in supporting and promoting socially responsible economic development, through identification, analysis, benchmarking and dissemination of best practices in legal, tax and operational instruments adopted by public authorities for enhancing the Social Economy. Within the newly proposed Europe 2020, the European Parliament has identified a need to promote the development of this sector, via the strengthening of the cooperation between public institutions, social enterprises and for profit companies.




Palazzo Grandi Stazioni, Venice
Thursday, 25 September 2014

The Veneto Region hosted the 4th MESSE Interregional Conference on 25 September 2014 in Venice. For further information please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The agenda is available for download here.

The Lectures and documents of the conference can be downloaded here...

Welcome and official opening

MESSE impact on European regions

Round table
Ferdinando AZZARITI - President of Entrepreneurship Fair
Participation of:

  • Marialuisa COPPOLA - Veneto Region Councillor for Economy and Development, Research and Innovation
  • Luigino BRUNI - Director of Scientific Committee of Civil Economics School
  • Giuseppe GUERINI - President of Solidarity Federation

MESSE methodological and scientific results

EU Interregional Cooperation, state of play and perspectives

Social enterprises providing sustainable solutions
European public administrations and profit companies representatives will present successful cases of cooperation with social enterprises.

Italo CANDONI - Deputy Director of Confederation Veneto Industry

Participation of:



Financial tools for social enterprises
Overview on the main financial tools available for social enterprises at regional, national and
european level.

Michele PELLOSO - Director of Veneto Region Industry and Craft Section

Participation of: