Slovenia received a one-year term of office for the EU-member social economy group for 2018, while Maribor will be the European Social Capital in this period, the government’s communications office (Ukom) said today.
At the Social Summit of the Member States of the European Union, held on 17 November 2017 in Goetheburg, Sweden, entitled “For Equitable Jobs and Growth”, Slovenia received a one-year term of office for the Chairmanship of the Supervisory Board of the Luxembourg Declaration adopted in December 2015 – European Capital of Social Economy for 2018.
Before the start of the Social Summit of the Member States of the European Union in Goethebourg, Sweden, a conference on the role of the social economy in the future was held on 16.11.2017. As part of this conference, the State Secretary in the Cabinet of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Tadej Slapnik, presented the activities of Slovenia within the framework of the panel “Favorable ecosystems for social economy” in the framework of the establishment and strengthening of the social economy ecosystem in Slovenia and in connection with the green and circular economy and blockchain technology and distributed economy.
At the meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Luxembourg Declaration in Goetheburg, held within the framework of the conference, the ministers and State Secretaries of the Member States of the Monitoring Commitee unanimously supported the State Secretary in the Cabinet of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia Tadej Slapnik, State Secretary in the Cabinet of the Prime Minister for the Chairman of the Monitoring Committe and thus also the Republic of Slovenia for the chairmanship and management of the Monitoring Commitee in 2018. In 2018 the Republic of Slovenia will lead the connection of 14 EU countries of the assets in the field of social economy development at national and European level. The management of the Monitoring Committe will be taken over by Slovenia from Spain, which led the Monitoring Committe of the Luxembourg Declaration in 2017.
The technical and technical activities of the Presidency will be taken over by the Technical Secretariat of the President, which will be carried out by the National Association of the Social Economy of Slovenia. The Association of the Social Economy of Slovenia was attended by Nena Dokuzov, a member of the Managing Board of the Association.
The title of the European Capital of the Social Economy will be taken over by the City of Maribor from Madrid on the back of the proposal by Tadej Slapnik and the Association for Social Economy of Slovenia, where the social economy has developed over the last 5 years to the largest extent in comparison with other Slovenian cities.
The Association of Social Economy of Slovenia, whose General Secretary is Mojca Ž. Metelko, will take over the operational and technical activities of the chairmanship of the Monitoring Committe.
Source: STA, Slovenian Press Agency, European Capital of Social Economy 2018, Miro Mihec, 3. 1. 2018 Maribor