Enterprising for Tomorrow - Social Entrepreneurship & Youth Engagement Conference

Online event | Live video broadcasting from Iasi, Romania | May 13, 2021

Connect with the leaders and the information that shape the business of the future!


We celebrate the month of the social economy in Romania with an exceptional virtual event! Come and discover what are the businesses of the future, what are the opportunities for the community you belong to and how you can be at the forefront of the new paradigm that changes the business world.




Angela Achiței

Awarded Social Entrepreneur & President of Close to You Foundation - ADV Romania

Dragos Pîslaru

Member of the European Parliament, Renew Europe Group. Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) co-rapporteur

Mihai Chirica

Mayof of Iasi. Romania

Giuseppe Guerini

Spokesperson Social Economy Category EESC and President of CECOP Europa

Lilia Palii

General Secretary, Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure from the Republic of Moldova

Bruno Dunkel

General Manager Inpuls Investment

Gabriele Giuglietti

Banca Etica

Cristina Dumitrescu

Senior Investment Manager, Inclusive Finance, European Investment Fund (EIF)

Petrica Dulgheru

Chairman of the Board for REDI NGO and REDI Economic Development S.A.

Dante Stein

Businessman, humanist & founder of CAUZA BUNA NGO

Bogdan Merfea

Social Banking Promoter, Board Member at Patria BANK, Chairman of the Board at Patria Credit IFN

Daniel Sorrosal

Secretary General, FEBEA

Dragos Jaliu

Co-Founder Consolid8 &

Raluca Ștefania Andreica

Secretary General EASPD

Rosandić Andreja

European Association of Venture Philanthropists (EVPA)

Florentina Natalia Budescu

Director Association of Cross-Border Cooperation "Lower Danube Euroregion"

Tatiana Vygovskaia - Kamenko

Chief Development Officer (CDO) at Egalite International

Diana Mihalcea

TV Host / News Anchor Digi24 & Conference Moderator

Ovidiu Mihaiuc

Journalist, TV Presenter & Conference Moderator

Strunevych Vadym Olehovych (TBC)

Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Social Policy (Ukrainian Parliament) : Vision of Ukraine regarding the development of social entrepreneurship and youth engagement (TBC)

Cristian Popa

Board Member of The National Bank of Romania

Iulia Costin

General Director ODIMM - The Organization for the Development of the SME Sector in the Republic of Moldova

Vasile Vulpe

Head of the Economic Policy and Business Environment Department, Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure of the Republic of Moldova

Dana Verbal

Policy Officer - Social Entrepreneurship, European Commission

Patrizia Bussi

Director ENSIE - European Network of Social Integration Enterprise.

Ancuța Vameșu

President of RISE Romania - Romanian Network of Social Enterprises for Insertion through Economic Activity.

Sonia Oprean

Co-Founder & Managing Partner Synerb Venture Catalyzer

Luk Zelderloo

Secretary General EASPD

Olesea Ghedrovici

Senior Policy Advisor, Component manager, MEPA / GIZ, R. Moldova

Christian Wagner

Team Leader EU4Youth, Youth Engagement Roadmaps project


Speakers & Topics

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Why attend the conference dedicated to the social economy?

This year, world leaders put the theme of the social economy on the main agenda of the Davos Economic Forum. The European Commission will launch the Social Economy Action Plan at the end of 2021. In Romania, the National Recovery and Resilience Plan will include dedicated measures for social entrepreneurs. So much interest tells us something! On May 13, the event of the year dedicated to entrepreneurship and social economy, will be organized in Iasi - the city that put on the map of Europe models of good practice in the social economy and brought to Romania the EY Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 award!

  • Latest European and global trends
  • Exclusive reports
  • Social impact investments
  • Financing
  • Unique case studies


Backstage work - photos and stories from behind the scenes of organizing the event


Enterprising for Tomorrow: Social Entrepreneurship & Youth Engagement Conference

May 13, 2022 | Free online registration


Organizers & Partners

The conference is organized by the Foundation "Together with You" Romania (ADV), within the projects EU4Youth - Social Innovation Impact - a strategic partnership and AFIN - the alternative financing institution in Romania dedicated to the social economy sector. ADV is one of the pioneers of the social economy in Romania, which contributed to the emergence of the Law on Social Economy (2015), has developed 3 own social enterprises and is a grant administrator for 42 social enterprises. The event is supported by the European Union, national and international partners: Patria Credit, FEBEA, Association of Cross-border Cooperation "Lower Danube Euroregion", Cross-Border Cooperation and European Integration Agency, Youth Public Organization "New European Generation", SFA - Social Finance Association, RISE, FONSS, FOND, ENSIE, EASPD, FDSC, European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA).


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