"Social economy and mental health"

We are pleased to invite representatives of social enterprises, non-governmental organizations, umbrella organizations and public institutions from Europe to the 29-th Annual Conference of Social Firms Europe CEFEC devoted to social economy and mental health issues, which takes place in Lodz (Poland) on 22-23 September 2016.

The conference will provide an invaluable opportunity for European social entrepreneurs and NGOs active in the field of social economy to share and exchange professional knowledge and experience and show the social impact of social enterprises focusing on vocational integration of people with mental health problems. Participants will also discuss the challenges that social firm sector is facing and look together for solutions of the common issues that arise when creating valuable workplaces for vulnerable people.

The important goal of the conference is to spread and promote best practices of European social enterprises in order to strengthen their capabilities.

Moreover, the conference will contribute to establishing transnational partnerships between various social economy organizations and institutions supporting social enterprises.

The conference will be accompanied by the Social Enterprise Gala, the annual event promoting social economy and its organizations and partnership attitudes of public servants towards non-governmental organizations.

The conference will be held in the City of Łódź Council Assembly Hall, ul. Piotrkowska 104, 90-926 Łódź, 2nd floor.

Organizers / Organizatorzy


Honorary patronage / Pratonat honorowy
Mrs Agata Kornhauser-Duda, First Lady of the Republic of Poland
Pani Agata Kornhauser-Duda, 
Małżonka Prezydenta RP