Social Economy Business Solutions in Response to War & the Refugee Crisis in Ukraine


ASBN is proud partners with Social Economy Europe, the voice of 2.8 million social economy enterprises and organizations in Europe. Through this partnership, ASBN has an opportunity to virtually present at a seminal event, “The Social Economy: the Future of Europe,” to be held in Strasbourg, France, (home of the European Parliament) and sponsored by its Mayor, on May 5th & 6th, focused on answering the collaboration call to rebuild Ukraine with sustaining social economy solutions addressing epic deprivations caused by war, the external refugee crisis and Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs). Our panel takes place on the 5th of May at 15:00 local time (09:00 EST).  120 EU Social Economy organizations will be present and united in the goal of uplifting Social Economy Ukraine.  Attendees at this event, in addition to the Deputy Mayor of Strasbourg, will also be members of the European Commission and Parliament (in session). A formal event agenda should be ready early next week.

The focus of the targeted ASBN presentation is to make recommendations from business perspectives on how enterprises can respond to the Ukraine crisis, implement strategies to boost social economy entrepreneurship, and scale up sustaining social economy solutions as part of those efforts. We are most interested in your participation and ideas. 

You are invited to join us Friday, April 22nd at 12pm ET to hear from Ibon Zugasti (International Director for LKS, MONDRAGON Corporation’s management consultancy cooperative), Víctor Meseguer (Director of Social Economy Europe), and Michael Peck (1worker1vote executive director & co-founder; Board, ASBN) and then participate in a members-only discussion to help refine our recommendations ahead of this special presentation.

Register for Social Economy Business Solutions in Response to War & the Refugee Crisis in Ukraine


Watch the recording of our last Ukraine event:  Learn How a Ukrainian Impact Investor & NGO Collaborated to Support Humanitarian Efforts​