About the conference

Gothenburg becomes the European center for social economy – for three days. Welcome to the conference “Social Economy 2023 – Building a stronger and resilient Europe”.

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The first half of 2023 Sweden has the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. In June the most important European players in the field of social economy gather in Gothenburg, at a conference highlighting the role of social economy in creating a stronger and more resilient Europe.

The “Social Economy 2023 – Building a stronger and resilient Europe”’ conference is planned in close cooperation with European experts and stakeholders, and focuses on the Social Economy Action Plan and its implementation. It builds on last year’s Strasbourg conference “Social Economy – Future of Europe” which was included in the official program of the French Presidency and it bridges to the equivalent events to be held under the coming Spanish presidency in San Sebastian (November 2023) and the Belgian one in Liege (February 2024).

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Social Economy 2023

Building a stronger and resilient Europe

June 8th 2023
School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg

Celebrating 10, 100 and 400 years in Gothenburg

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Coompanion’s flagship event “The Great Social Entrepreneurship Day”, which is an annual conference for companies and organizations within socially responsible business. Read more.

We will at the same time celebrate the School of Business, Economics and Laws centenary. On October 1, 1923, the School opened its doors to the eleven students in the first cohort. The conference will be held in their venues. Read more.

Gothenburg has turned 400 and the city celebrate this by making Gothenburg an even better destination to visit, live and be in. The conference will be part of the Anniversary Celebration that runs from June 2 to September 3, 2023. Read more.

The day before and after the main conference, there will also be international meetings and study visits to social entrepreneurs and innovators in the region. See the program


The conference is organized by Coompanion in collaboration with REVES, CECOP and Social Economy Europe. With support from the Region Västra Götaland, City of Borås, School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, Mikrofonden, Ekobanken and Fremia.

This event is co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the authors only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

Visiting from another EU country?

Are you visiting us as a participant from another EU country? Or are you participating as one of our partner organizations? Then this booking link is for you.