Social economy: Laying the groundwork for innovative solutions to today’s challenges

European Commission in Social Protection and Social Inclusion 2012

December 2012

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Summary :

This Peer Review on the social economy was held in Paris (France) on 10-11 December 2012 and hosted by the French Directorate General for Social Cohesion. The host country together with ten peer countries participated: Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Romania and Slovenia. The stakeholder representatives were Eurodiaconia and FEANTSA. Representatives from the European Commission were from DG Employment, social affairs and social inclusion.

This synthesis report is based on a Peer Review activity on the French social economy, with the aim of fostering mutual learning amongst participants. The social economy consists of four pillars: Co-operatives, Mutuals, Associations, and Foundations (CMAF), and the French social economy is an exemplary case for comparative purposes, since it is well established, with a well-developed policy context and institutional framework.

Sources :

Site de la Commission Européenne: Emploi, Affaires sociales et Inclusion