Cristian Rovira, new president, and Jean-Marc Froger shake hands

EuCIE has a new president!

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At their General Assembly on 13 February in Berlin, the members of the European Confederation of Inclusive Enterprises (EuCIE) elected Cristian Rovira (CONACEE, Spain) as their new president for the next two years.

A new chapter is opening for EuCIE. Two years ago, four countries decided to unite to bring their values of inclusive entrepreneurship to the European level. To support this project, Jean-Marc Froger (UNEA, France) agreed to take over the first presidency mandate for the launch of EuCIE.

With his commitment, several actions have been carried out. On 24 October 2017, EuCIE organised its first congress in the presence of Risto Raivio, “senior expert” of the European Commission. “We have jointly expressed our request to the European Union to evaluate and recognize the vital contribution of Inclusive Enterprises to the functioning of the European economy and more particularly in the European Social Economy sector”, Jean-Marc Froger recalled during the EuCIE General Assembly.

2019 under the sign of growth

During the General Assembly in Berlin, all EuCIE members thanked Jean-Marc Froger for his actions that enabled the Confederation to build its base. After a first French Presidency, Spain takes over this responsibility and will take over this new mandate. Cristian Rovira, Vice-President of CONACEE, was unanimously elected.

The new president of EuCIE presented his ambition for the coming years. In particular, he highlighted the need to grow EuCIE by including new European members. A whole process of mapping, research and contact will be carried out. In parallel, EuCIE’s ambition will be to continue its work to help enterprises be more inclusive and share good practices and defend this model.

The upcoming European elections will make it possible to realise the Confederation’s ambitions in terms of parliamentary relations with a view to strengthening the inclusive enterprise sector, witch is a key player in Europe’s social and solidarity economy and including it in the European 2020-2030 strategy.