Joint EASPD-SSE Webinar: How can state aid best support inclusive employment and social impact?
On 7th November, EASPD and Social Services Europe (SSE) will host a joint webinar on making better use of the state aid framework for social and employment services, especially for service providers for persons with disabilities.
The joint EASPD-SSE Webinar intends to bring together social service providers, policymakers from both EU Member States and the EU level, social enterprises active in the field of labour market and social inclusion, and researchers. It has three main objectives:
- To discuss the main insights from the study, “Impact of State aid on the Development of the Social Economy and Service providers for Persons with Disabilities”.
- To jointly assess prospects and concerns linked to the ongoing revision of the general de minimis Regulation and the SGEI de minimis Regulation. The new rules, which still need to be finally agreed upon between the EC and the EU, will come into force as of 1 January 2024.
- To exchange on the future revision of the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER) by identifying the needs, expectations and proposals of social service providers and social enterprises.
10:00 – 10:10
Welcome and introduction
10:10 – 10:40
Presentation of key results of the EASPD Study (“Impact of State aid on the Development of the Social Economy and Service providers for Persons with Disabilities”) and Q and A
10:40 – 11:10
Spotlight on the experiences on the ground and exchange with participants
Moderation: Thomas Bignal, Head of Policy, EASPD
11:10 – 11:30
Upcoming revision of the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER)
11:30 – 11:55
Revision of general de minimis Regulation and of the SGEI de minimis Regulation
11:55 – 12:00