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Social enterprises and their ecosystems in Europe – Comparative synthesis report

European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation « EaSI » (2014-2020)

Carlo Borzaga, Giulia Galera, Barbara Franchini, Stefania Chiomento, Rocío Nogales, Chiara Carini, janvier 2020

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Résumé :

The characteristics of social enterprises differ a lot from country to country concerning their number, size, legal forms and fields of activities. To create a clearer picture, the Commission has carried out a series of studies, mapping the reality of social enterprises in the 35 European countries using a common definition and approach.

This EU level synthesis report collates and interprets the key findings from country reports and draws a European picture of social enterprises and the environments in which they operate, the “ecosystems”. The report brings together a comprehensive picture of different country traditions, salient trends and key challenges across Europe.

The separate country reports provide key data on social enterprises and their eco-systems, including factors constraining their development.