Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

31/01/2020
Social enterprises and their ecosystems in Europe – Comparative synthesis report

Social enterprises and their ecosystems in Europe – Comparative synthesis report

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.

An executive summary is also available in English, German and soon in French.

 

Catalog N. : KE-06-18-357-EN-N

Available on  EU Publications

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