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Social Firms - a model for poverty reduction?

The best protection against poverty is earned income. The number of people who are excluded from the labour market and no longer find a job has risen over the past years. The consequence is an increase in precarious situations and in the number of people affected by poverty. At the same time, work integration has gained in importance in reducing poverty.

Social firms are regarded as an effective way of work integration. What role do social firms play in poverty reduction? In what way do social firms contribute to the reduction of poverty, what is impedimentary?

The keynotes, workshops and discussion groups of the Social Firms Conference 2015 focus on questions such as these. The aim is to advance, in the dialogue between practice, politics and science, successful strategies for poverty reduction.

Specialists and executive staff from social firms, politics, administration and research are addressed.