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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9/11 2nd GUE/NGL European Forum of SEE

On Thursday 9th November 2017 will take place in Brussels the 2nd European Forum of the Social and Social and Solidarity Economy, organised by the Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL). 

For the GUE / NGL, SocialEconomy is a strategic actor. This is why the EFSSE 2017 was co-built with Social Economy actors, such as Social Economy Europe. In this sense, the conferences and the workshops will be led by members of the SSE ...

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The SEIG meets Vice-President Katainen and Commissioner Thyssen

On Tuesday 24 October 2017, the bureau of the European Parliament’s Social Economy Intergroup (SEIG) met in Strasbourg with the European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen, and with Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen

Jens Nilsson MEP (S&D, SE), Co-President of the SEIG, thanked Vice-President Katainen and Commissioner Thyssen for their willingness to “<...

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16/11- Gothenburg Conference on Social Economy & the Future of Work

On Thusrday 16th November 2017 will take place in Gothenburg (Sweden), a side event to the European Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth on What role for the Social Economy in the Future of Work?

This important event is co-organised by the European Commission together with the European Economic and Social Committe, the City of ...

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The European Parliament debates on a European Action Plan for the Social Economy

On Thursday 5 October 2017, the plenary of the European Parliament, held in Strasbourg, debated with the Commission -represented by Commissioner Věra Jourová- on strengthening EU policies promoting the growth of the social economy. This debate was requested by 39 MEPS, from 5 political groups, that co-signed a parliamentary question on A European Action Plan for the Social Economy.

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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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