Belgium: SAW-B and VOSEC
SAW-B is the Social Economy Network in Wallonia and Brussels, Belgium SAW-B was created in 1981 to gather and defend the economic alternatives present in the Walloon region.
As a federation of social economy, it brings together more than 100 members, including enterprises being active in different sectors and 13 sectoral federations. It remains active in Wallonia and Brussels. Its mission is to support the development of an economy based on respect for human and environment.
In addition to its role of federation, SAW-B is an approved consultant agency of Wallonia. As such, it participates in the development of economic sectors, supports the development of projects and business creation. SAW-B is also a renowned actor of permanent education by the French Community.
VOSEC is the platform of consultation of social economy sectoral representative organisations. VOSEC represents 800 companies and over 30,000 workers. VOSEC encourages and supports the development, professionalisation and cooperation among social economy enterprises through, among other things, information, networking and training. VOSEC represents these organisations with the Flemish government.
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