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10th International Social Banking Summer School

Dated: 25 June 2017

The 10th International Summer School will be held in Kinsale, Ireland, jointly with The Institute for Social Banking from June 25 to June 30 2017.

Clann Credo is delighted to be partnering the Institute for Social Banking by co-hosting their 10th International Summer School in Kinsale, Co. Cork. The Institute for Social Banking is the international 'thought' leader in Social Banking. 
Clann Credo is proud to be part of this international movement having introduced the concept in Ireland over 20 years ago. We are looking forward to co-hosting the event and exchanging ideas about how to develop the ideas of Social Banking and Finance.
The “International Summer School on Social Banking & Finance“ is the annual international conference on social banking and alternative finance. About 80 guests from social banks, alternative financial institutions, NGOs, conventional banks and other interested people such as students will discuss and gain valuable insights into the roots, characteristics, opportunities and challenges of this rapidly evolving field, from both practitioners and academics.
We will focus on topics such as:
Origins, context, core business activities, products and services of Social Banks
Recent and future developments in the context of Social Banking such as new business models (in the light of low interest margins, regulations & digitalisation)
Innovations in the context of Social Banking & Finance
International perspective: comparing and contrasting Social Banks
Community financing, partnerships and collaboration
We are using a range of different methods:
Keynote, lectures, workshops, labs, finance fair, showcasing of projects / clients, networking, excursion
A good mixture of academics and experts from the field to provide depth in content
Reflecting on one’s practice
Thinking out of the box
Encouragement and guidance to explore creative resources (like drawing, acting or movement) as practical ways of artful knowing

What will you learn?
Experience the spirit of social banking
Learn about social banks and their roots, values, definition…
Get to know the international perspectives and work of social banking and finance
Broaden your horizon and be inspired for your daily work
You are invited to come to the enchanting south west coast of Ireland. The Summer School takes place at the Trident Hotel in Kinsale. Kinsale is a very picturesque Irish port and fishing village close to Cork city.

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