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Thursday, 27.04.2017, 08:05
Social Enterprise Summit to take place in Lithuania for the first time
The objective of the summit is to bring key stakeholders together to discuss and agree a way forward for the development of social enterprises in Lithuania and – more broadly – the social economy.
The summit will include representatives from social enterprises, national government ministries, municipal government, nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), foundations, associations, and any business or organisation with an interest in or is working towards "public good".
"This summit is very important to Lithuania and its further social and economic development, since social business initiatives provide new possibilities for greater flexibility to respond to changes in the market and building a more sustainable business. Social business promotes advanced social innovations, increases employment opportunities, creates new, long-term jobs, and reduces social exclusion and environmental problems," says Deputy Minister of Economy Kestutis Treciokas.