Social Franchising in Europe seminar in Brussels

On the 10th of October Ewa Sadowska ( Barka UK ) and Magdalena Chwarscianek ( Barka NL) participated in a seminar on social franchising in Europe organized by REVES Network in Brussels. During the seminar, the representatives of international networks ( Social Economy Europe, European Social Franchising Network) spoke about possibilities for development of social entrepreneurship and social franchising. The examples of social franchising and using ESF funds were presented ( Le Mat- network of hotels, CASA-Care and Share Associates- network of cooperatives of carers) Ewa Sadowska presented Barka Network and developing programmes for social and vocational reintegration in Poland ( together with the legislation) as an example of social franchising. Members of the European Parliament and European Commission spoke about European regulations and possibilities for social entrepreneurship.