During this webinar we will hear which measures the Commission took for temporary support. We will deepen our understanding of the "SURE" programme, and discuss the challenges faced by practitioners during Corona-virus crisis.
During the last couple of months, the worldwide economy has been reshaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, putting Europe in front of an unprecedented economic, financial and social shock. Healthcare systems have been overwhelmed, lockdown measures have affected various aspects of our social life, and millions of European citizens fear losing their jobs and facing harder living conditions. This brings major repercussions on our economies, inevitably on the social economy and social enterprises.
In this context, the European Commission is taking action to reduce the negative socio-economic impact from this outbreak and bring the EU back on the track of sustainable growth. During this webinar we hearedwhich measures the Commission took for temporary support. We will deepen our understanding of the "SURE" programme ("Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency") proposed by the Commission as a European instrument to ensure that workers receive an income and businesses keep their staff. Finally, we will delve into the challenges faced by practitioners, sharing the best practices in confronting the current Corona-virus crisis.
Recording and slides
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- 15:00-15:05 Introduction - by Bianca Polidoro, EVPA
- 15:05-15:20 SURE and the labour market - by Matteo Duiella, DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion, European Commission
- 15:20-15:35 SURE and social enterprises - by Karel Vanderpoorten, DG GROW - DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
- 15:35-15:50 Challenges faced by Practitioners during COVID-19 - by Cristina San Salvador, Ship2B
- 15:50-16:20 Q&A with speakers
- 16:20-16:30 Conclusion - by CƒÉtƒÉlina Papari, EVPA
Cristina San Salvador
Cristina San Salvador is Expansion & Program Development Manager in Ship2B. Ship2B is a foundation that accelerates and invests on social entrepreneurship projects in Spain.
Previously Cristina worked in BBK foundation as Social impact & innovation Manager, where she leaded the design and launching of this new area. Before she worked in Deusto University, where she combined her teaching in finance with her research and consultancy projects in social impact measurement and management field. Previous to that she started her professional career in Deloitte, first in London and next in Bilbao, Spain, in the financial area.
Cristina holds a degree in Business Administration and Management (specializing in finance) and a Master Degree in Audit and Management Skills.
She is currently doing her Phd in Deusto University in collaboration with ESADE Entrepreneurship Institute in the area of social entrepreneurship and impact investment, specifically understanding the financing needs of the social entrepreneurship projects in Spain. She is also an Acumen Fellow Candidate in the first cohort in Spain.
Mr. Vanderpoorten is currently policy officer Social Economy in DG GROW and focuses mainly on the following themes: the use of digitization and new technologies within the social economy, scaling up social business models and the creation of business partnerships between traditional and social economy enterprises, financing opportunities for social economy companies and social innovation.
Matteo Duiella is an economist specialised in labour market and social policies. He joined the European Commission in 2012, working as economic analyst in the unit responsible for monitoring labour market reforms in Member States.
Among his various assignments over the years, he has been responsible for the implementation of financial assistance programmes to Cyprus, Romania and Greece. Recently, after contributing to develop a benchmarking framework for unemployment benefits, he worked on the proposal establishing SURE, the European instrument for temporary support to mitigate unemployment risks in an emergency. Of Italian nationality, he graduated from Bocconi university in Milan and holds another Master in economics from Pompeu Fabra university, Barcelona. Before joining the Commission, he was pursuing a PhD in economics at the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve.
CƒÉtƒÉlina Papari joined our Policy department as a Policy and EU Partnerships Associate in April 2020. She was a trainee at the European Commission in DG Regio, starting to specialise in inter-institutional European relations and audit, mainly focusing on the simplification of the Cohesion Policy and ERDF.
Previously, she followed a MSc in Economic Policy at the faculty of Law, Governance and Economics from Utrecht University and a BSc in International Business and Economics from Bucharest University of Economic Studies. She was always passionate about institutional economics and the evolution of public-private dynamics regarding socio-economic policies. During her studies she conducted research on education policies, impact evaluation, and projects scale-up mainly in Central and Eastern European countries with the final goal of creating more policy evidence. In the long-run she strives to contribute with her knowledge to a more efficient global economy with better social outcomes and reduced poverty gaps.