The Social Economy in the European Union
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The European Economic and Social Committee has commissioned this Report in order to take stock of the Social Economy in the 25 member states of the European Union. A precondition for this stocktaking is to identify a core identity that is shared by all the companies and organisations in this sphere. The purpose of this is highly practical: so that the Social Economy (SE) can be visualised and recognised. Which and how many, where they are, how they have developed, how large or important they are, how the public and governments see them, what problems they solve and how they contribute to the creation and equitable distribution of wealth and to social cohesion and welfare: these are the questions that the Report addresses.
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