Social enterprises contribute to at least three key objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy - employment and growth, innovation and the fight against poverty. This report summarises the main outcomes of the Peer Review on the French social economy which is an exemplary case for comparative purposes, since it is well established, with a well-developed policy context and institutional framework. The Peer Review was hosted by the French Directorate General for Social Cohesion (France, 10-11 December 2012). Representatives from ten Member States, the European Commission and stakeholder organisations took part in the event. This publication is available in electronic format in English, French and German.