SEWF 2019

Education and Academic Symposium

The Social Enterprise World Forum 2019 is an international event for social enterprises from all over the world to come together, share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future.

The 2019 education and academic symposium creates a space for a cross-section of experts inclusive of academics and expert practitioners working in the field of social enterprise and education. We invite you to attend and take part, to learn and share innovative experiences framed around the role that social enterprise is playing and how practitioners and academics collaborate.

The symposium consists of two strands. The descriptions in each strand are not prescriptive but are aimed at providing provocation and to provide a clear link to the key themes of the main SEWF 2019 conference.
• Education for social enterprise and employability
• Collaborations and Partnerships
  • Education for social enterprise and employability
Education for social enterprise and employability

– Approaches used by HEIs to deliver social enterprise skills to students and expert practitioners
– Programmes or innovations that have used social enterprises as a model for employability
– The role of social enterprise in developing citizenship and self-determination
– Using knowledge and expertise to develop and support enterprises in the communities

  • Collaborations and partnerships
Collaborations and partnerships

– Partnerships- avenues for enhanced international cooperation between HEIs and social enterprise
– Showcases of existing international partnerships
– Entrepreneurship as means to creating both social and economic value
– Innovations around access to facilities such as incubation space within universities
– Using knowledge and expertise to develop and support enterprises in the communities