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Social economy enterprises as a driver for migrant integration

Social economy enterprises as a driver for migrant integration

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An opinion has been recently adopted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on the role of social economy enterprises as a driver for migrant integration

The EESC:

  • considers that social economy enterprises have a fundamental role since they are active in four key aspects of the migrant integration process: health and assistance, housing, training and education, as well as work and active inclusion;
  • believes that social economy enterprises can encourage and support not just the creation of new jobs, but also entrepreneurship and access to economic activities for migrants and refugees;
  • therefore asks the European institutions to prioritise policies geared towards social economy enterprises, a request it also made in its contribution to the Commission's 2018 work programme.

The full document can be found here