Follow-up of the “Mapping study on social enterprise eco-systems” project

EMES and EURICSE are responsible for the scientific and facilitation coordination of the project “Mapping study on social enterprise eco-systems” launched by the DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission. The communication agency Tipik has been appointed by the EC and will be in charge of the implementation of the new mapping project.

The goal of this follow-up project is to update and complete seven of the 28 national reports in EU countries and Switzerland published by the EC in 2014. Specifically, it aims to:

  1. Improve the quality of the evidence presented in seven country reports produced in 2014 and to provide background information and illustrative examples.
  2. Exploit the potential of the country reports for boosting public awareness on social enterprise involving a wide range of experts, practitioners and stakeholders.
  3. Allow for a comparative analysis and the assessment of policy implications.

Ultimately, the revision will illustrate the consistency and evolutionary dynamics of the various organizational typologies that form the social enterprise universe of each country. The seven countries included in this round of revision include Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, and Spain.

In addition to the dedicated work of national leading researchers on social enterprise, this process includes an active involvement of various categories of national stakeholders through an on-line consultation. As soon as we have some intermediate results, we will share them with the scientific community and other stakeholders.

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