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Young woman in a business meeting 18/12/2017

Commission and OECD publish policy brief on Women’s Entrepreneurship

The policy brief on Women’s Entrepreneurship explores the gender gap in entrepreneurship, the differences between male- and female-owned businesses, and the unique challenges that female entrepreneurs face when it comes to starting a business.

Disadvantaged groups in the labour market: OECD/EU report marks added value of entrepreneurship 05/12/2017

Disadvantaged groups in the labour market: OECD/EU report marks added value of entrepreneurship

Policy measures to facilitate entrepreneurship among disadvantaged groups can help create jobs and tackle social exclusion, according to The Missing Entrepreneurs 2017, a joint report by the OECD and European Commission.

Colourful symbolic image, also used on the cover of the report which the news item mentions 04/08/2017

Good practices for social enterprises – Joint Commission and OECD report

The report 'Boosting social enterprise development – Good Practice compendium' contains a rich collection of initiatives aimed at boosting social enterprise developments. It was jointly published by the European Commission Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Social Enterprise written in a notepad with marker
25/10/2016

Social enterprises gaining ground in Europe

The number of social enterprises in Europe is increasing and they are engaging in new fields. Many countries are introducing new legislation as well as new support schemes to boost the development of social enterprises.

Two female small entrepreneurs in front of their shop 19/10/2015

Commission and European Investment Fund mobilise €237 million in loans to support 20,000 European micro-enterprises

20,000 micro-enterprises will get access to loans worth 237 million euro under the European Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI).

Two female entrepreneurs in front of their shop 09/09/2015

Entrepreneurship: an avenue back to work for all?

Entrepreneurship helps to create jobs and develop skills, and to include the unemployed and disadvantaged in society and the economy.

Pot with money 24/06/2015

European Commission and EIF mobilise 500 million euro for social and micro-entrepreneurs

To promote jobs and growth in Europe, social and micro-enterprises will soon have access to over 500 million euro of finance. This is the result of a new mandate agreement signed today between the European Commission and the European Investment Fund.

Social enterprises: report presents first comparative overview  17/11/2014

Social enterprises: report presents first comparative overview

Social enterprises are an important driver for inclusive growth and play a key role in tackling current economic and environmental challenges, according to a report published by the European Commission.

Three workers in a restaurant's kitchen 13/08/2013

Market testing for the implementation of the social entrepreneurship support under the EaSI programme (2014-2020) – information for potential fund managers

The European Commission is launching a market testing exercise to find out if a call for the selection of a fund manager for the financial instruments in the area of social entrepreneurship finance to be established under the Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) would meet interest and qualified response.

Couple in a crowd 28/06/2013

New programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI)

The European Parliament and the Council reached a political agreement on the EU programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) with a proposed budget of €815 million for the 2014-20 period.


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