Ewa Sadowska of Barka UK took part in the World Economic Forum on Europe and Central Asia which took place in Vienna, Austria on 8-9 June 2011. The summit brought together over a thousand representatives of business, public sector and civil society. The gathering included World Economic Forum’s Social Entrepreneurs as well as Young Global Leaders (YGL). Discussed were the diverse yet highly interdependent economies of Europe and Central Asia which have recently reached a critical juncture. While the advanced economies of the European Union are experiencing fiscal austerity and slower growth, emerging economies further east and in Central Asia are grappling with the pressures of rapid growth.
Civil society leaders attracted the attention of participants to the fact that 80 million European citizens are living in poverty and need to be included back to mainstream society through education and entrepreneurship programmes developed in partnerships between civil society, local and regional authorities.
Young Global Leaders had their private event on the 7th of June which focused on sucess stories in Central and Eastern European countries (see the YGL event programme) .YGL Programme_7 June 2011
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Watch the contribution of Barbara Sadowska, Barka Foundation’s Co-Chair, in the closing plenary session of the World Economic Forum on Europe and Central Asia 2011 as well as Mrs Sadowska’s presentation on facebook addressed to World Economic Forum’s net surfers
Closing plenary session of the World Economic Forum in Vienna and the Barka contribution: