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We run events and networking opportunities throughout the year. We aim to bridge the gap between social enterprises across Ireland.


We aim to point you in the right direction to get your idea off the ground or take your organisation to the next level.


We aim for an Ireland where social enterprises are recognised as being a valuable and necessary part of the economy and society.

Irish Social Enterprise Network

Social Enterprise in Ireland has a home. We are here to help social enterprises, social entrepreneurs and social innovators in getting their idea off the ground and providing the supports to grow. We are here to build a network that will change and impact their social mission as well as foster an entrepreneurial sphere of passionate and groundbreaking models of social change. We are here to:

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  • Be an open and inclusive network for social enterprise social entrepreneurs and social innovators
  • Provide and direct people to supports and training
  • Help shape public policy
  • Provide visibility and a channel for telling the stories of each enterprise, innovator, and entrepreneur
  • A safe space for developing social enterprises, entrepreneurs and innovators


Check out our new resources section for the latest in all of the developments in the sector.

What’s Going On in Socent.ie?

Mental Health for Social Entrepreneurs 🌿

Mental Health for Social Entrepreneurs 🌿

From our friends in Yunus Youth: https://mailchi.mp/fe6a0384c8dc/zqut817beb Dear Yunus & Youth Community, We hope this email finds you safe and well. In our efforts to support young social entrepreneurs in these difficult times, Y&Y Fellows from across the...

The Road to Mannheim

The Road to Mannheim

Starting September, the European Commission is launching its "Digital Road to Mannheim"! Every month, up until the European Social Economy Summit in Mannheim in May 2021, there will be an event, focus on a specific topic wich aims to connect different Social Economy...

Work Integration Social Enterprise Manager Award

Work Integration Social Enterprise Manager Award

From our friends in ENSIE: ENSIE is launching the campaign for its WISE Manager Award, in collaboration with RREUSE, Social Firms Europe-CEFEC and CEC! The award aims to celebrate and recognise the innovation and adaptability of WISEs! The application are open until...

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