Entrepreneurial and social innovation skills bring INTEGER to the EU Week of the Regions | 11 October 2023 

The session Entrepreneurial and social innovation skills driving inclusion and tackling the innovation divide, taking place on the 11th October at the EU Week of the Regions session in Brussels, will bring together Toni Caro, the INTEGER coordinator, as table moderator as well as Carina Dantas, INTEGER’s dissemination lead and Willeke van Staalduinen, INTEGER partner as plenary speakers 

We’ll delve into European perspectives on fostering innovation and sustainable development with a strong focus on inclusivity. If you are interested, join us on Wednesday, October 11th, for a participatory lab, by registering now. 

This event will entail promoting entrepreneurial and social innovation skills, community-driven solutions, and collaborations among various stakeholders across urban and regional areas, as well as diverse industries. This event aligns with INTEGER’s primary objectives, which are centred around fostering healthy living through challenge-driven initiatives. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to a diverse group of innovators, researchers, policymakers, and business professionals representing various backgrounds and nations. Together, they will engage in collaborative thinking and idea generation to develop solutions aimed at fostering more sustainable, inclusive, and equitable communities. These abilities will promote social unity and the generation of employment opportunities. They play a crucial role in preparing Europe for forthcoming economic and societal shifts, all while advocating for equitable social agreement, inclusive communities, and enriched surroundings. 


Moderator: Charalampos Vassiliou, GRNET and Advisor to the Greek Government 

Speakers for plenary 

  1. Alina Lupu, Policy Officer, European Commission 
  1. Greta Bilanzola, Senior Project Officer, Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs, Eurochambres 
  1. Carina Dantas, SHINE 2Europe (SIRENE | Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments)  
  1. Willeke van Staalduinen, AFEdemy 
  1. Laurent Hublet, Managing Director, BeCentral and EYL40 (TBC) 

Table moderators: 


11:30: Welcome remarks (Adem Kumcu, President, UNITEE) 

11:40: Policy lab discussions with participants  

12:00: Presentation of results by the table moderators (Antonia Caro, i2CAT/EOH4Good; Thomas Van Vynckt, Friends of Europe; Adem Kumcu / Vanessa Cotterell, UNITEE). 

12:15-12:45: Plenary with input from speakers from different sectors and backgrounds12:45-13:00: Final Q&A 

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