Monday 10 November

Welcome. Corine van de Burgt, De Omslag, NL

Keynote speech: Work Integration and Social Enterprises:
current dynamics and challenges in Europe,
Julie Rijpens, Centre for Social Economy, BE

WISES framework on European level, Aurélie Duprés, ENSIE, BE

Comparison of different governance approaches towards homelessness and work integration in Europe, Nienke Boesveldt, City of Amsterdam, NL

Panel discussion:Policy responses to support and stimulate work integration on national and local level, Riccardo Zoffoli, Social cooperative Sol.Co, IT

 Tuesday 11 November
OPEN SPACE SESSION: Pitch your work or project (3-5 minutes per presentation)
OSS presentations presentations

Parallel session 1: Challenges and social dynamics in the field of work integration and social entrepreneurship

Parallel session 2: Starting and organising work integration initiatives

Parallel session 3: Measuring social impact

Parallel session 4: Strategies to ensure sustainability and growth



Online Toolbox

The toolbox will provide social service providers, potential social entrepreneurs and local municipalities with an overview of opportunities and instruments how to develop meaningful and sustainable work programmes for marginalised and vulnerable groups. 

  • workplan toolbox development
  • draft version toolbox
  • national trails

Final toolbox files:

  • success factors for the implementation of participation and work programs
  • practical guide for implementation
  • resource overview

Read more: Toolbox

Best Practice collection

The Best Practice Collection will provide , social service providers, potential social entrepreneurs, and local municipalities with best practice examples and ideas for the development and the implementation of sustainable participation- and (re)integration programmes. 

  • Results desktop research
  • Online questionnaire for expert consultations
  • list of indicators to rank practice examples
  • template for best practise descriptions
  • a collection of best practise examples

Read more: Toolbox / Best Practice collection



The evaluation will be both quantitative (questionnaires, surveys) and qualitative (in-depth interviews, logical frameworks matrixes). It examines both process and outcome of the vertical and horizontal work packages of the project

The three main research questions of the project evaluation are:

  • Did the INWORK project result in the realization of the envisaged actions, results and objectives?
  • Did the process of development and implementation go well?
  • Did the target group - marginalized and vulnerable people - get involved in work and (re)integration programmes?

> Evaluation report

Glossary and Resources


European Conference 10-12 November 2014, Amsterdam

European Conference 'Work Integration and Social Entrepreneurship – Make It Work!' 10-12 November 2014, Amsterdam

Marginalised and vulnerable groups, such as drug users, homeless people, people with psychiatric problems or (ex) offenders have a large distance to the labour market in most European countries. Their educational level is often low, they have little opportunities to participate in schooling and employment and there are only few initiatives that increase or improve the participation of these groups in the paid or unpaid labour market. The current economical crisis and the increasing unemployment affects all parts of society, but has surely a devastating impact on these groups.



Third project meeting

The third project meeting took place in Brno 29-3.1.2014
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Second project meeting

The second project meeting took place in Porto, 27-29.5.2013
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First project meeting

The first project meeting took place 14/15 January 2013 in Amsterdam.
See here the presentations of the meeting...