Social Economy Europe (SEE) is the voice of the 2.8 million social economy enterprises and organisations in the European Union. Created in November 2000 under the name of CEP-CMAF -the European Standing Conference of Cooperatives, Mutuals, Associations and foundations- with the purpose of establishing a permanent dialogue between the social economy and the European Institutions, in 2008, CEP-CMAF changed its name and officially became Social Economy Europe. SEE members include the European organisations of: mutual and cooperative insurers (AMICE); non-profit healthcare players, health mutuals and health insurance funds (AIM); industrial and service cooperatives (CECOP); foundations (EFC); associations of general interest (CEDAG); work integration social enterprises (ENSIE); paritarian institutions of social protection (AEIP); ethical banks and financiers (FEBEA); and the European Cities and Regions for the social economy (REVES). SEE also represents the national social economy organisations of France (ESS-France), Italy (National Third Sector Forum), Portugal (CASES), Spain (CEPES) and Belgium (ConcertES).
SEE believes in a European Union that is determined to promote the economic and social progress of its Member States, and that acknowledges its key role as global social economy leader. SEE believes in:
- A diverse economy at the service of people.
- A democratic, sustainable and inclusive economy, strongly committed to society.
- A more favourable ecosystem for the development of the European social economy, that will keep offering innovative solutions in response to societal demands.
- The social economy’s active participation in the development and implementation of the main socio-economic policies of the European Union.
Relevant outputs and publications:
- A European Action Plan for the Social Economy
- SEE Memorandum EU elections
- Social Economy Charter
- SEE Annual Report 2018
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