Convergences Working Groups

Convergences working groups were born 5 years ago when Convergences became a platform for thought. Convergences has regular activities beyond the World Forum and has become a permanent place for exchange. The groups were conceived in such a way as to gather a wide range of actors sharing common commitments but with different perspectives.

They are composed of:

  • Public actors: local authorities, governments, agencies and public administrations
  • Private actors: SMEs, companies, corporate foundations
  • Actors from the civil society: social enterprises, NGOs, associations
  • Media: print, web and broadcast
  • Researchers: universities, schools, research institutes
  • Trade unions


Working groups are permanent bodies of Convergences dedicated to collaborative thinking. Their main activities are:

  • Publications

They identify interesting topics and assist in conducting studies, including the Barometer of Social Entrepreneurship and the Microfinance Barometer.

  • World Forum

The members are involved in the defining the World Forum programme (identifying topics and speakers, establishing connections, etc.)

  • Other activities

They also take part in Convergences specific events and write specialized articles and opinion papers.