MEPs supporting the European Parliament's Intergroup on Social Economy met on 27 January 2015 to establish the bureau of the intergroup and have a first discussion on the general pillars of its workprogramme.
MEPs Jens Nilsson (S&D, SE), Ramon Luis Valcarcel (EPP, ES), Sven Giegold (Greens, DE), Marie-Christine Vergiat (GUE, FR) and Beatrice Becerra (ALDE, ES) were elected co-chairs of the intergroup. Elena Gentile (S&D, IT) and Sofia Ribeiro (EPP, PT) will act as vice-presidents.
The concrete work programme of the intergroup will be discussed in the following days. A first public audition is expected for February/March 2015.