From SEE

He leaves Social Economy Europe after 8 years as director, and begins a new chapter to further deploy investments into the Spanish social economy.

On Tuesday 14 February 2023, the Spanish Council of Ministers appointed Víctor Meseguer as Special Commissioner for Social Economy under the proposal of the Vice-President and Minister of Labour and Social Economy of Spain Yolanda Díaz.

Meseguer leaves Social Economy Europe (SEE) after 8 years as director, in which thanks to the cooperation with President Juan Antonio Pedreño, and to the forward looking vision of the Board of Directors, and the excellent cooperation with EU Institutions, the organisation has contributed to achieve strategic objectives as the adoption of the Social Economy Action Plan (SEAP), or the of the updated EU Industrial Strategy and the Transition Pathway on Social Economy and Proximity. The organisation has grown from 9 to 23 EU members, being the only network representing the collective interests of the European social economy in all its diversity. Today SEE leads the Social Economy & Proximity Skills Alliance, provides the secretariat of the European Parliament’s Social Economy Intergroup, is a member of GECES, of the EU Platform to Combat Homelesness, and an observer of the EU Industrial Forum.

I am extremely grateful for these eight years in Social Economy Europe, which have been of outmost importance in my life. I have been able to work with an amazing leadership and with professionals oriented towards the common good, both within the network, EU Institutions, and national, regional and local authorities.

I truly believe that the social economy movement can contribute to build a more sustainable, resilient, equal and prosperous Europe and luckily EU Institutions share today this very same vision.

Victor Meseguer, Special Commissioner for Social Economy of Spain and former director of SEE

The Special Commissioner for the Social Economy, with the rank of Under-Secretary, is responsible for the promotion and coordination of all projects related to the Strategic Project for Economic Recovery and Transformation for the Social Economy and Care (PERTE), funded through the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility.

Its functions include disseminating, promoting and encouraging policies and plans for the transformation of the value chains of the care and social economy ecosystems; developing public-private collaboration to guarantee access to and implementation of social economy and care projects; collaborating and encouraging Spain’s international dialogue with regard to the implementation of the PERTE “Social Economy and Care”, as well as in the field of other national and international strategies, actions and initiatives that affect Social Economy entities.

The Commissioner will also participate in the work of the commissions, working groups and collegiate bodies set up to address the needs arising from the phenomenon of population imbalance, and will be responsible for carrying out any actions in relation to the social economy and care that may be necessary to promote the execution of the Next Generation EU funds allocated to this area.

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