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AMICE to highlight the Social Economy Identity of Mutual and Cooperative Insurance in Strasbourg

AMICE to highlight the Social Economy Identity of Mutual and Cooperative Insurance in Strasbourg


On 5th-6th May, in Strasbourg, the Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Cooperatives in Europe (AMICE) will be participating in the Social Economy: the Future of Europe conference organised within the framework of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

AMICE will be highlighting the sector’s social economy identity and its strong and sustainable contribution to Europe’s economy and society as a social economy actor at a time when focus is turning to Europe’s future economic recovery and the means to secure it.

AMICE Board member Virginia Antonini (Reale Group) will be speaking at the conference panel entitled, “The European Green Deal: is the Green Deal a Social Deal?”

AMICE, together with the International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies (AIM), l’Association des Assureurs Mutualistes (AAM), La Mutualité Française (FNMF) and the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF), are organising an online workshop entitled the “Mutuals’ Take on the Green and Demographic Transitions”. The online workshop will discuss how mutual insurers have been responding to the challenges of climate and demographic change in Europe.

To participate in the online workshop click here. Simultaneous translation will be available in English and French.

Mutuals’ Workshop Programme
Conference Workshop Programme

The context

The conference comes at an important time for the development of Europe’s social economy with the publication in December last year of the European Commission’s Social Economy Action Plan, the ambition of which is to develop this important area of the European economy over the next few years.

In terms of developing Europe’s social economy, AMICE is particularly concerned about the development of a common understanding of what is termed as a social economy; the improvement of the visibility of the social economy and its socio-economic contribution to securing sustainable growth and wealth for Europeans; and how access to markets for the social economy can be boosted within the European Single Market.

Full Conference Programme