EPR Annual Conference 2023 Beyond Green: Innovation and Inclusion

Mulhouse, France 22nd and 23rd June 2023 (1.5 days)


This year is EPR’s 30th anniversary and we are excited to jointly organise our celebratory Annual Conference with founding EPR member the Centre de Réadaptation de Mulhouse (CRM), Mulhouse, France. The Annual Conference will bring together EPR’s members and guests for a day and half of celebrations, interaction and inspiration, on the theme of sustainability – eco-innovation, opportunities in the green economy, organisational capacity and more!

We hope that you will be able to join us in person to celebrate our 30th year, for networking, mutual learning and expert inputs.

Aims of the Conference

  • Supporting service providers in their green transition
  • Showcasing social enterprises working in the green and circular economy
  • Examining green skills needs and profiling good practices in education and training
  • Examining how service providers can engage with CSR & ESG debates and policy to promote inclusion for people with a disability
  • Sharing experiences of sustainable staff recruitment and retention for organisational stability
  • Hear from experts and practitioners about related trends, innovations and good practices
  • Promote networking among members and guests
  • Supporting the objectives of the European Green Deal  
  • Celebrate what it means to be part of the EPR community and how the network will continue to grow and thrive for the benefit of our members!


The event will be varied with plenty of interactive sessions for participants to connect and share challenges and good practices, both in  formal and informal settings. There will be plenary sessions, workshops and networking opportunities including an organisational speed networking session! We will be welcoming you to Mulhouse with an evening reception to savour the best of local wines (reception limited to the first 50 registrations), study visits to CRM services and a dinner with dancing.

We have lined up a range of speakers both external and from within the EPR community with expertise to promote good practice, mutual learning and understanding of the trends in the areas of eco-innovation, Green economy and enterprises, social inclusion, sustainability related to staffing and recruitment and much more.

A programme overview as well as a detailed programme can be found below. Our key speakers include Dr Audrey Flore Ngomsik and Hermina Van Coillie and we will welcome ILO expert Christine Hoffman as a workshop speaker.


Workshop 1. “Social enterprises: green good practice”

  • Patrick Macken, Senior Project Manager at Rehab Group/ Rehab Enterprises
  • Pablo Sánchez, Vice CEO of INTRAS Foundation

Workshop 2. “Green skills: job opportunities and future needs”

  • Simone Schirru, Policy Officer in Social and Economic Policies at RREUSE
  • Christine Hofmann, Skills and Employability Specialist at ILO

Workshop 3. “Sustainable staff retention initiatives and inspiration”

  • Clare Clarke, Head of HR; and Caoimhe Tolan, Deputy HR Manager, CEDAR Foundation
  • Veronika Kaska and Annemari Parmakson, Astangu
  • Hermina van Coillie, Motivation Expert

EPR meetings for members only (study visit, Coordinators, General Assembly) will take place on the 21st only in-person – for more information see here. The registration for these activities is also via the Annual Conference registration form found below.

Event Moderator

Peter Woodward is the founding Director of Quest Associates, which has a long history of delivering specialist facilitation and deliberative discussions, particularly related to the sustainable development agenda.

Peter covers interventions on a huge range of subjects and has wide experience of helping to bridge differing perspectives on challenging issues. He has a special interest and expertise in facilitating dialogues and conferences related to the sustainable development agenda. This includes responses to the challenge of climate change; moving to a circular economy, future cities, eco-innovation to implementation, quality of life, social inclusion and governance issues. He moderated the EPR conference in 2018.


Practical Information


Organisations in: France, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, UK, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Finland, Malta, Ireland, Austria, Czechia, Slovenia, Estonia, Iceland.

  • EPR members: 135€ per person
  • Non-members: 195€ per person

Organisations in: Portugal, Poland, Hungary, Latvia, Romania, Slovakia, Croatia, Greece

  • EPR members: 95€ per person
  • Non-members: 140€ per person

Organisations in: BG, TR, RS, ME, RS, MIK, AL, BA (and other countries with a GDP which is below 60% of EU average)

  • Non-members: 110€ per person

EPR offers financial support to members by providing the amount of 332€ to those who request it and have registered to the conference (1 person per EPR member). This offer is limited to a maximum of 12 EPR members on a first come, first served basis. To request the subsidy, please indicate this in the registration form.


Centre de Réadaptation de Mulhouse 

7 Boulevard des Nations
68093 Mulhouse, France

* Hotels information and booking reference has been sent to EPR members via email. 

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Contact person

Panita Ball, pball@epr.eu

Loredana Martínez, lmartinez@epr.eu