Recognised social entrepreneur, trainer and consultant.
Ginés was selected as top impact entrepreneurship influencer in Spain. His first social enterprise was carried out when he was only 10 years. Since then he has initiated projects from 4 countries, in places as diverse as the Amazon or London. He has worked for some of the most prestigious organisations supporting social entrepreneurs in the world such as UNLTD and Social Enterprise London.
In the Guardian media he participated in the creation of the largest online network of social entrepreneurs in the world. He work and / or interview some of the most recognised social entrepreneurs, such as the Nobel Prize Muhammad Yunus.
He has designed and produced multiple support programs for social entrepreneurship, such as the Telefónica´s one. He teaches more than 100 training activities per year.
He is currently the Lead Founder of Impact Hub Málaga and editor of Emprendedorsocial.org.
Giulio Pasi is Scientific Officer at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in Seville, where he is involved in policy relevant research, dealing with social innovation, new financial engineering and the relationships between public policy and new markets or industries, as well as the transformative role played by new technologies. Prior to join JRC he worked for several organisations and governments as policy analyst, adviser, and researcher on welfare policies, governance of social services, public procurement, and accountability mechanisms and transparency measures for public administration. During his career he achieved extensive expertise also on policy evaluation and regulatory impact assessment techniques. Giulio graduated in law summa cum laude at the University of Pavia, and received a Ph.D. in Economics and Social Sciences from the Institute for Advanced Study of Pavia and the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa (joint programme). Enthusiast of public policy analysis and future studies, his main interests are at the crossroads of finance, technology and society. He has published in several peer-reviewed journals and is regularly invited as a speaker at different events across Europe.
Luigi Martignetti is Secretary General of REVES (European Network of Cities and
Regions for the Social Economy), and vice president of Social Economy Europe, the
umbrella organization of European and national organizations belonging to the social
economy. He is member of the EC experts’ group on cohesion policy.
Throughout his career, Mr. Martignetti has been and still is involved in various
initiatives related to democracy, local development and cohesion policy, cooperative
and social enterprise development, employment and social policies, social dialogue,
Luigi Martignetti in one of the co-developer, and tester, of the TSR – territorial social
responsibility – approach for local people-based policymaking.
Jesper Christiansen is the Head of Strategy & Development of Innovation Skills at UK global innovation foundation Nesta and the co-founder of States of Change – a global innovation learning collective and government capacity-building platform (www.states-of-change.org). Over the past decade, Jesperhas been working with and advising governments around the world and international institutions to support their strategic innovation work and build better capacity for dealing with complex problems. This work has both been carried out at Nesta and in his previous role as Head of Research and Programme Lead at Danish cross-government innovation unit MindLab. Jesper holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology and is the author of multiple publications and resources aimed at understanding and supporting the practice of public innovation and creative problem-solving. He is currently working on a book on the development of resilient governance of societies.
Martha Giannakopoulou graduated from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London in 2001 with a scholarship and was awarded the The William Glover Award. In 2003 until present co- founded IF-[ untitled ] architects, a London-Athens based architectural studio and completed a diverse range of projects from small scale housing projects to large scale developments and urban strategies in international locations such as London, Zambia, India, Beirut and more. In parallel to that she has been urban researcher on sustainability issues with the Cooper Union University in New York as part of a fulbright grant, a consultant for social integration and urban development at the Municipality of Athens and realized projects such as Synathina, Urbact/Refill and POLIS 2 and a consultant to CRS (Catholic Relief Services) urban accommodation strategies for refugees. In addition to that she has collaborated with many citizens group, universities, ngos and non-profit organizations delivering participatory projects and initiatives on city-making, social activation and sustainability such as the Traces of Commerce in Athens, the Grin on / Grid off Idea at the New York City Festival, the Science Festival in New York and the Reactivate Athens etc and is a visiting critic to numerous universities such as London Met, East London, Architectural Association Cooper Union, Columbia etc.