Public and Private Initiatives for Social Economy
European Social Innovation Competition 2021- Now Open!
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Entrepreneurship & SMEs runs the European Social Innovation Competition (EUSIC) across all EU countries and Horizon Europe associated countries, with the support of the European Innovation Council (EIC). The competition was launched in memory of social innovation pioneer Diogo Vasconcelos. Since 2013, it has been a beacon for social innovators across Europe, employing a proven methodology for supporting early-stage ideas and facilitating a network of radical innovators shaping our society for the better.
Portuguese Presidency puts Social Economy at the heart of the EU’s agenda to create jobs and implement the European Pillar of Social Rights
The High-Level Conference of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU entitled “The role of the Social Economy in job creation and in the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights” was held on March 29 in Sintra, in a hybrid format (both face-to-face and online). The conference proceeded to introduce the European capital of the Social Economy in 2021.
OECD Global Action on Promoting Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), with financial support from the European Union, has launched a Global Action to promote the social and solidarity economy (SSE) over the next 3 years. Funded by the European Union’s Foreign Partnership Instrument, the Global Action will cover all EU countries and non-EU countries such as Brazil, Canada, India, Korea, Mexico and the United States.
Report of the Social Economy Intergroup Public Hearing on Skills and Digitalisation
The Social Economy Intergroup Public Hearing on Skills and Digitalisation: Investing in the Social Economy as tomorrow’s economy was held on the 18 February 2021, as a zoom webinar. This online event discussed the importance of investing in the upskilling and reskilling of social economy entrepreneurs and employees as drivers of sustainable development and fair transitions.