Social Entrepreneurship for Roma Communities

Joint Commission and OECD report “Boosting social enterprise development – Good practice compendium”

A new joint report by the European Commission and OECD is now available. The report presents a collection of initiatives aimed at boosting social enterprise developments. It identifies key lessons, providing concrete pointers for policy makers – from how to raise awareness and visibility of what social […]

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Second European Day of Social Enterprises

On 28 June the European Economic Social Committee organised the 2nd European Day of Social Economy Enterprises, bringing together a variety of social economy players and policy makers, in order to consider the future of social economy in Europe. Social economy has a potential to contribute to […]

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Boosting Social Enterprise Development – Good Practice Compedium

Boosting Social Enterprise Development – Good Practice Compedium

A new publication by the OECD is now available “Boosting Social Enterprise Development: Good Practice Compendium”. This compendium derives policy lessons for boosting social enterprises from the analysis of 20 initiatives in several EU member-countries, covering a range of policy areas from legal frameworks, finance, market access, […]

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Units of SERCo training

Units of SERCo training

We are busy developing the training on Roma social economy and entrepreneurship. The aim of the training is to provide Roma with the necessary skills for supporting the planning, establishment and sustainability of social enterprises within Roma communities It will include four units: 1) What is a […]

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Social economy and social enterprises as a priority for the largest network of European social sector NGOs in Europe

Social economy and social enterprises as a priority for the largest network of European social sector NGOs in Europe

The social economy and social enterprises will be a significant area of focus in 2017 for the Social Platform – the largest network of European social sector NGOs in Europe. The Social Platform plans to promote the social economy as a means of contributing to social, as […]

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European Network of Social Integration Enterprises: Results of the seminar ‘Being WISE towards EU2020 strategy!’

European Network of Social Integration Enterprises: Results of the seminar ‘Being WISE towards EU2020 strategy!’

The European Network of Social Integration Enterprises (ENSIE) has shared the principal findings of a study based on the impact of its Work Integration Social Enterprises (WISE) tool and how it contributes towards goals set in the framework of the EU’s 2020 Strategy. These results were presented […]

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EU country reports on social enterprises

EU country reports on social enterprises

The European Commission published new country reports providing a comprehensive picture of social enterprises and their eco-systems in France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Ireland, Slovakia and Poland. The reports provide a legal definition of social enterprise and its eco-system (access to market

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What is social entrepreneurship?

What is social entrepreneurship?

An animation created by SENS (The Social Economy Network of Serbia) explains the importance of social entrepreneurship as a new means of tackling growing social inequalities. Social enterprises are different from most private businesses in that they use their profits to realise social goals, rather than increasing […]

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Policy brief ‘’Scaling the Impact of Social Enterprises’

Policy brief ‘’Scaling the Impact of Social Enterprises’

The European Commission’s DG for Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion published a new policy brief titled ‘’Scaling the Impact of Social Enterprises’.’ The publication explains what a social enterprise is, and what scaling means in the context of social enterprises. It then compares the scaling patterns of […]

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Social Entrepreneurship in the European Commission’s Assessment of the Implementation of the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies (2016)

Social Entrepreneurship in the European Commission’s Assessment of the Implementation of the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies (2016)

Social entrepreneurship is explicitly mentioned in the Commission’s 2016 Assessment as a means of improving Roma participation in the labour market. The Commission reports that, despite a number of initiatives in various EU Member States, “Roma participation in the labour market remains very weak.” They are, in […]

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