SEE White Paper: Tacking back the initiative!

Social Economy Europe, the EU-level platform for the social economy, is glad to present its Whithe Paper: Social Economy: Taking back the initiative. The paper contains proposals to make the social economy into a pillar of the European Union. 

The paper is split in three different chapter: chapter 1, The social economy at the heart of European challengeschapter 2, The social economy in facts and chapter 3, Takin...

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SEE and the EESC call for an EU Social Economy Action Plan

On Wednesday 28th June took place in Brussels the 2nd edition of the European Day of Social Economy Enterprises, untitled Shaping the Future of Europe. This important event was organised by the European Economic and Social Committee and attended by over 130 participants mainly, social economy representatives, EESC members, EU officials, MEPs and high-level representatives of Member States.

EESC members Michael Smyth, Vice-President, Oliver Röpke, President of the Per...

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11 Member States support the social economy

On Tuesday 23rd May took place in Madrid the European Conference Social Economy, an enterprise model for the future of Europe, co-organised by the Ministry of Employment and Social Security of Spain, Social Economy Europe (SEE) and CEPES (Spanish Social Economy Confederation). The event was attended by more than 400 high-level representatives of 16 Member States, EU Institutions, EU social economy organisations and Spanish public authorities.

9 Member States -Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Luxembour...

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7/03 Social Economy Intergroup public hearing

On Tuesday 7th March will take place the at the EESC the Social Economy Intergroup public hearing hearing 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome: social economy’s contribution to economic, social and territorial cohesion in Europe.

On the occasion of this important anniversary, the Social Economy Intergroup has decided to join the ongoing debate on the future of Europe aiming to show that the social economy is a crucial part of the European economic landscape, that will continue playing a key role to “ensure the e...

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Commissioner Thyssen supports an Action Plan for the social economy

On Friday 20th January SEE President, Juan Antonio Pedreño, met Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, responsible for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility. The meeting took place at a moment in which EU Institutions and Member States are willing to set-up concrete actions to support social economy enterprises in Europe.

Commissioner Thyssen underlined that the Commission has paid close attention to the requests from the Member States, the Parliament, the EESC, GECES and the social economy’s representative organisations. Thus, she stressed that the Commission is fully...

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30/11 & 1/12 Bratislava Conference on Social Economy

On the 30th of November and the 1st of December, will take place in Bratislava a high-level International conference on "Social Economy as a key player in providing effective answers to the current societal challenges in the EU and the world", under the ausipices of the Slovak Presidency of the Council.

European Commission Expert Group on Social Entrepreneurship (GECES) Final Report "Social enterprises & the social economy going forward" will be oficially presented during the conference.

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17/11 The role of the Social Economy for a successful EU Pillar of Social Rights

On the 17th November, from 13:00 to 15:00, will take place in the European Parliament (room A3G3) a public hearing on "The role of the Social Economy for a successful European Pillar of Social Rights".

Mr. Nicolas Schmit, Minister of Labour, Employment and Social and Solidarity Economy of LU; Mr. Allan Larsson, Commission’s Special Adviser for the EPSR; MEPs Mr. Jens Nilsson (S&D, SE), Ms. Elena Gentile (S&D, IT), Ms.&nb...

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SEE welcomes the EU Accessibility Act

The social economy, which is one of the pillars of the European social model, has traditionally been a key player in fighting discrimination and promoting the integration of people with disabilities at all levels.

In that context, Social Economy Europe (SEE), the EU-umbrella organization bringing together cooperatives, mutuals, foundations, associations, social enterprises, ethical banks and paritarian institutions, welcomes the proposal for a European Directive on accessibility requirements for products and services.

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28/09 Towards a European Action Plan for the Social Economy

On Wednesday the 28th September took place in Brussels, at the European Parliament, the Social Economy Intergroup’s public hearing “Towards a European Action Plan for the social economy”.

Jens Nilsson MEP (S&D, SE), Co-President, of the European Parliament’s Social Economy Intergroup; explained that over the last months the Parliament, the Council, Member States, the EESC and the Committee of the Regions, as well as social economy representative organisations, have called for an am...

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SEE's Annual Report 2015

Please find attached SEE's Annual Report 2015 that is available in english, french and Spanish. You will also find attached SEE's bruchure un english. 

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