From Social Economy Europe
|Next Wednesday 8 December 2021, the European Commission will release its European Action Plan for the Social Economy, the third European Commission’s communication/roadmap exclusively dedicated to the social economy in the history of the EU.
The European Action Plan for the Social Economy will serve to recognise and accompany the development of all social economy actors as cooperatives, mutuals, associations, foundations, social enterprises, and other legal forms specific to each Member State; proposing actions in key areas as legal and policy frameworks, access to finance, access to markets, internationalisation and international partnerships; visibility, or the connection of the social economy to the green and digital transitions, unlocking its full potential to provide socially-driven solutions. Social Economy Europe believes that the Action Plan will serve to support social economy organisations at EU, national and regional levels; as well as national, regional and local governments engaged in the promotion of the social economy at national and regional/local levels. Precisely, last week the new coalition that will govern Germany for the next four years, presented its coalition agreement with important mentions to the social economy and to socially responsible public procurement.
“A modern corporate culture also includes new forms such as social enterprises or companies with tied assets. We are developing a national strategy for social enterprises in order to provide greater support for companies geared to the common good and social innovations. We improve the legal framework for economic activity oriented towards the common good, such as for cooperatives, social enterprises, integration companies. We are removing barriers to access to finance and funding. We will create the legal framework”
New German Coalition Agreement, presented last week by the leaders of the SPD, Greens and FDP.
|To accompany and support the visibility of the Action Plan, Social Economy Europe, alongside with its members and partners has launched a communications campaign through our social media, website, and podcast, under the hashtags #SocialEconomyActionPlan and #Time2SacleUp. We kindly invite you to use these hashtags to communicate on the Action Plan, your insights, proposals and ideas already now and particularly after its release on the 8 of December!
The Commission launch event for the new action plan for the social economy will take place in-person in Brussels and online on 16 December 2021. You can still register here to attend!