Date: 25 September 2014
Time: 17:00 - 20:00
Venue: Instituto de Ciências Sociais e Políticas, University of Lisbon

Read the executive summary of the draft strategy for the civic economy in Portugal.

Didn’t attend the event? You can read the speeches here:

Minister Maduro’s Speech

Maria Do Carmo’s Speech


The Portuguese government recently announced a fund of €150m to develop the Portuguese civic economy. This presents a ground-breaking opportunity for the country to reduce its dependence on an economic model that has widened inequality, and focus on creating public good and sharing economic power.

This is the blueprint for the The Young Foundation’s EuropeLab work to reinvent Europe from the ground up, and we urge anyone working on developing civic economy around the world to join this conversation.

On 25 September 2014 the Young Foundation and the Platform for Sustainable Growth convened a public debate:

  • Bringing together key actors working to democratize investment,
  • Sharing lessons from across Europe, and
  • Outlining an approach for developing Portugal’s social sector over the coming year.

Read the full agenda for 25 Sept event, and the executive summary of the draft strategy for the civic economy in Portugal.

Read CEO Simon Willis’ speech from the United at Work opening conference, Lisbon, April 2014: On the challenge of structural inequality and the opportunity for social innovation in Portugal and beyond.


eulogosmallThis event is co-funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme [FP7/2007-2013] under grant agreement n° 284625.