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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