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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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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28/06/2016 "Social economy financial institutions: financing Europe's real economy"

On Tuesday 28th of June, from 12pm to 2pm, will take place  at the European Parliament, the.Social Economy Intergroup’s public hearing on “Social Economy financial institutions: financing Europe’s real Economy”.

The aim of the hearing is  to have an exchange of views on how to better acknowledge social economy' financial institutions within EU financial regulations and on their suita...

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16/06 ESS-France & SEE Conference in Paris

On Thursday the 16th of June, ESS-France and SEE organise the conference "Proposals to make the social economy into a pillar of the European Union", that will take place in Paris, from 16:00 to 18:30. The main speakers will be:

  • Philippe Da Costa, Advisor to the President and Deputy Director General of Innovation and External Relations et MACIF group
  • Roger Belot, President of ESS-France
  • Juan Antonio Pedreño, President of Social Economy Europe
  • Mari...
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