The Action plan recognizes social economy organisations as entities which put social and environmental purposes first, reinvesting most of their profit back into the organisation. It acknowledges that the SSE offers solutions to key challenges in societies in different sectors and forms, from care services to recycling; from cooperatives to social enterprises. It envisions supporting the 2.8 million social economy entities in Europe that employ 13.6 million people.
The EC has also published its Staff Working Document on the transition pathway on social economy.
For more information please visit the dedicated EC page.