The Flax Trust

The Social Economy – Delivering the Big Society?

A new series of Masterclasess for policy makers, social entrepreneurs, investors, public sector managers and business leaders whose sponsors include The Flax Trust and the Social for Social Enterprises in Ireland, commenced in February of this year.  Topics included Environment & Recycling; Culture & Regeneration; Social Enterprise as a Vehicle for Social Inclusion and Physical & Financial Capital.

Places in the classes are free of charge and provide an opportunity to learn how best practice social enterprises operate; what opportunities exist in the social economy; hear from exemplar social enterprises; engage with policy makers and industry leaders, help shape the future of the social economy; network with key players and social entrepreneurs; explore the interface between social economy and the public/private sectors and identify opportunities for sustainability/growth in social enterprise businesses.

In addition to the presentations, each event includes Q&A and discussion with an expert panel and input from the private sector and relevant government departments.