WEDNESDAY APRIL 25, 2012
The President of the European Economic and Social Council (EESC) Staffan Nilsson made a statement on the importance of social entrepreneurship, giving the example of bicycle entrepreneurs he met at a TEDx conference in Utrecht.
Quote: "We all worry about the millions of young skilled people in Europe, ready to enter the labour market, looking for a job. And they often begin their working life, if at all, in precarious, low-paid part-time employment. From the beginning of my term of office, I have consistently said: yes, Europe is affected by a very serious financial, budgetary, social and political crisis. And, no, I don't think the "crisis" should become some kind of mantra or a structural statement of fact. I want us to focus our attention on solutions; there are solutions! Even on a bike…"
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