A map of social enterprises and their eco-systems in Europe
European Union, 2014
Social enterprises are an important driver for inclusive growth and play a key role in tackling current economic and environmental challenges, according to a report published by the European Commission. Yet, only eight countries (Bulgaria, Greece, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Sweden, and United Kingdom) have a policy framework in place to encourage and support the development of social enterprises.
For the first time, this in-depth study outlines the main features of social enterprises in28 EU Member States and Switzerland using a common definition and approach. It also gives an overview of social enterprise eco-systems across countries, including factors constraining their development. [+]