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1. Engaged entrepreneurshipthe partnership between social engagementand enterpreneurshipMaurice Hermans 2. I grew upin Social Work> BA in Community Work> MA Comparative European Social Work> Practitioner in different SW organisations> Researcher CESRT ZUYD University> Director Betawerk 3. (How) can social engagementand entrepreneurship form a partnership?...and is the traditional social work institutions still the best position to foster social change? 4. PM: I want to end the idea of the state as a happiness machine 5. Social Work practice> inward looking> re-active, not pro-active> little climate for innovative approaches 6. EU: socialentrepreneurship> positive return to society> principles of transparancy & accountability> emotional connection to business goals> link to engagement of founders 7. Growth is shrinkingshrinkage is growing 8. Shrinkage< hardware< software< mentalware 9. City of Heerlen< 90.000< former mining city< shrinking city #1 in Netherlands< voted worst liveable city NL (6x)Heerlen is on the losing end of globalisation 10. Betawerk creates inspired ideasand interactive media for change 11. Change?> for organisations> issues of regional transition> developing communities> inspire re-thinking> facilitate public debate interactive media is our main tool 12. Our population1 healthcare professional3 software developers2 designers 4 editors2 office/project managers1 cultural scientist 1 history teacher 1 sales manager 1 biologist (73 years old)1 social work professional 13. (by the way, were a family business) 14. Twoexamples 15. How> public private partnerships> from heavy institutions to light networks> engage your creative community> support bottom-up initiatives> invest in knowledge transfer> think cross-disciplinary (step out of organizational bounderies)> use todays tools 16. So yes social engagementand entrepreneurship can go hand in hand 17. You can find me on> de.linkedin.com/in/mauricehermans/> www.ibeta.eu/blog> www.slideshare.net/MauriceHermans1