Zagreb (Croatia): Second Conference on Good Economy

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Date(s) - 19/03/2015 - 21/03/2015
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Conference Hall of Home of Croatian Craftsmen

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19th of March, 10:00


Representative of City Zagreb
National Foundation for Civil Society Organisation


Thematic debate in cooperation with CEDRA (Cluster for Eco-social inovations and development).
Social Economy in EU – perspectives and development

Jan Olsson co-president European Network of Cities and Regions for the Social Economy


Carlos de Freitas, Head of Programmes of the Global Fund for Cities Development (FMDV)


Katarina Ivanković-Knežević, Ministry of Labour and Pension Fund,

Mirka Jozić, Principal of City Office for Economy, labour and enterprises, Zagreb

Moderator: Teo Petričević, CEDRA Čakovec

12:30:12:50 coffee break


Thematic debate: participatory budgeting – open governance – active citizens

Giovanni Alegretti, Co-chair of the Independent Authority for Participation  of Tuscany Region – Florence – Italy,

expert in participatory budget models


Isabel Xavier Canning, city administration Cascais, Portugal, head of office for citizens participation


Suzana Jašić, senior advisor – GONG,

Goran Matić, Green Istra

Moderator: Dražen Šimleša, ZMAG

14:50-15:30 Lunch


Thematic debate in cooperation with Cooperative for Ethical Funding

New finance models and opportunities for ethical economy in EU

Daniel Sorrosal, Policy and Advocacy Manager, FEBEA (Federation of European Ethical and Alternative Banks)

Participants: Goran Jeras, eBank,

Stella Fišer Marković, Office for Cooperation with NGOs’

Marija Boltek, National Foundation for Civil Society Development

Moderator: Dražen Šimleša, ZMAG

20.03.2015, Friday

In cooperation with Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southeast Europe


Introduction and opening


With support from Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southeast Europe

Seize the day – „A New Path Forward – Civil Power and the Partner State“

John Restakis, author of the book Humanizing the Economy, for 15 years he was Executive Director of BC Co-

operative Association in Canada

11:45-12:00 Coffee Break


„Solidarity Economy: a lever for genuine economic, social, environmental and financial paradigm shift?“

Judith Hitchman, member of coordination committee RIPESS Europe, European network for solidarity economy.

Also member of the observer team for RIPESS in the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Froce for Social and

Solidarity Economy


Đordana Barbarić i Dado Lelas, MoST

Emina Bužinkić, linguistically gardening cooperative for cooking „Tastes of Home“

13:30-14:15 Lunch


„Never more war for energy, but energy for the peace“

Bernard Delville, from Vents d’Houyet, energy cooperative for children, Belgium


Green Energy Cooperative,

O.A.Z.A. – Sustainable Alternative for Community

*paralel with conference on the city main squere Jelačić plac CSO O.A.Z.A. is making public performance with

children regarding climate change and renewable energy resources.

21.03.2015, Saturday

Open fair of Good Economy in passage of the building


In cooperation with Heinrich Böll Stiftung Croatia

Seize the Day

Carlos de Frejitas, Institute Palmas Europe,

Banco Palmas is one of the most inspiring project of integration social economy-cooperative-local money in poor

neighborhood from Brasil. today there are more than 100 community banks in Brasil inspired by Banco Palmas.

11:30-11:50 Break


„Designing a new model of economic relations: etinomia = ethics + economy

Daniele Forte, president of Associazione Etinomia


Tomislav Tomašević, HBS Croatia, Group 22

Teodor Celakoski, Rigth to the City

13:30-14:15 Lunch


Little Universes of Good Economy – Thank you for Food

Case stories from Second Report Good Economy in Good Stories

Intro: Judith Hitchman, representative of the international CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) network

Urgenci in the Civil Society Mechanism of the United Nations Committee for Food Security and Nutrition.

Participants: Domači vrt, Solidarity eco group Osijek, CSO Gredica, EkoCrew Prečko.

End of Second Conference on Good Economy

Organisers: Green Network of Activist Groups and Cooperative for Good Economy

Second Conference on Good Economy is organised under auspices of City of Zagreb

Organisation of the Second Conference on Good Economy was supported by:

Heinrich Böll Stiftung Croatia National Foundation for Civil Society Development

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southeast Europe                           Office for Cooperation with NGOs’

Embassy of France, Zagreb                                                             Italian Institute for Culture in Zagreb, Zagreb

We would like to thank for helping us in organisation of the Second conference on good economy to our friends,

Teo, Vera, Goran i Vedran from CEDRA (Cluster for ecoinovation and development), Cooperative for Ethical

Financing, and HBS Croatia..

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