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Purpose and objective

Each country has been introducing various policies, laws and regulations to facilitate development of social enterprises. In the sense that a social enterprise has the substance as a social economic agent, how to determine a direction in designing active policies, laws, and regulations for social enterprises will be an ongoing subject of discussion.

Therefore, this session will attempt to draw implications to lay the legislative and policy foundations for advancement of social enterprises, by sharing the current status on laws and regulations for social enterprises in Korea, the host country of SEWF 2014, with a focus on discussion about establishment of the Framework Act on Social Economy, and examining them in comparison with laws and regulations for social enterprises in other countries

Session Direction

This session will introduce laws and regulations for social enterprises in Korea, Russia and Thailand, compare them in different social, cultural, historical contexts in each country, and develop discussion about directions for their further development, through discussion among speakers and audience.

Oct.16 (Thu) 14:00 ~ 15:30
[Korean and international policy maker and researchers on social enterprise]
“Infrastructure-building for social enterprise promotion”
Introduction (5”) Chair Kwangteak Lee (Korea, Professor, Kookmin Univ., Vice President, International Society for Labour and Social Security Law)
Presentation (45”)
Speaker 1 “Social Economy and Paradigm Change of Employment and Social Welfare”
Heewon Kang (Korea, Professor, Kyunghee Univ.) (15”)
Speaker 2
Natalia Gladkikh (Russia, Associate Professor, Russian State University) (15”)
Speaker 3
Nuttaphong Jaruwannaphong (Thailand, Director, Thai Social Enterprise Office) (15”)
Discussion (10”)
Question and Answer (15”)
Wrap-up (10”)
※ Sessions and speakers will keep updating and are subject to change.

This session will provide an opportunity for participants to share their vision of social enterprise as a tool for international development. During the session, Social Pitch contestants will tell a compelling background story and describe the unique business model they have created to help their community using funding from the Smile Together Partnership (STP). In 2011, Work Together Foundation established the STP fund as a representative project.

This will be an interactive session with participation by former and current STP partners as well as other stakeholders from international development organizations in Korea.

SEWF 2014 Open Workshop
14:00 - 14:02 Introduction to the session :
Nikolai Schwarz (International Coordinator Social Business, Friends-International)
14:02 - 14:10 Presentation regarding background of Smile Together Partnership :
STP is a project Work Together Foundation began in 2011, as a result of a successful fundraising activity through SBS Hope TV. The expectation of WT is that our efforts to build and expand social entrepreneurship will provide job opportunities, which will lead to a stable environment for impoverished children to receive appropriate education. 

Speaker : International Affairs Team Manager, Jin Ju Kim

14:10 - 14:28

STP Result Sharing Presentation : STP partner, Camp Asia.

Speaker : Chulyong Lee, CEO, Camp Asia

14:28 - 14:30

Introduction to Social Pitch Contest

Four new partners are given 10 minutes each to pitch their STP fund business models. The first and second place organizations are awarded $1,000 and $500 of financial benefit. Feedback from the audience and judges will follow the final presentation. First, second, third and fourth place finishers will be determined using this weighted formula: 60% from audience feedback and 40% based on judges’ assessment. The results will be announced during the SEWF2014 closing ceremony.

14:30 - 14:40 Global Civic Sharing – Timorgator Cookie
14:40 - 14:50 SPOUTS of Water
14:50 - 15:00 Saqil Group
15:00 - 15:10 Eldany Foundation
15:10 - 15:20

Judges’ comment period : questions and feedback will be presented from the judges.

Khanjan Mehta – Director, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship program, Pennsylvania State University

Steven Lee (Fund Manager, Stichting Spark, USA)

15:20 - 15:30

Questions and Answers Session :

Audience members, investors, judges and participants are given an opportunity to ask any additional questions that are remaining.

* Criteria for Social Pitch Contest :

- Is this a social enterprise with a sustainable business model that does not harm local culture, community and environment?
- Does this social enterprise support impoverished children in a sustainable way?