2 December Dec 2019 1637 02 December 2019
The social economy can be an economic model for tackling the dual challenges of ecological emergency and social crisis
Such is the message to the European institutions from the social economy actors meeting in Strasbourg – European capital of the social economy 2019, for the 4th European Day of Social Economy Enterprises, just as the European Parliament gives the green light to Ursula von der Leyen's new team
11 June Jun 2018 1755 11 June 2018
Social enterprises, it is time to be recognised and scale up
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has organised the 3rd European day of Social Economy Enterprises (SEEs) in its headquarters in Brussels. The day has gathered policy makers and actors of the sector to review the progress made in building an ecosystem for SEEs and to see what the next steps are for this enterprise model to be recognised and more widely disseminated
22 June Jun 2017 1213 22 June 2017
In somebody else’s shoes through virtual reality
It’s called The Machine to Be Another and it is a machine allowing couples of people, like Europeans and migrants, to experiment the world from the perspective of the other. The aim? To promote empathy between individuals of different social, cultural and ideological backgrounds.
13 January Jan 2017 0804 13 January 2017
The portable lamp plugged in the sunshine
Little Sun Solar Lamp, a new social business frontier envisioned by installation artist Olafur Eliasson. A global project that is transforming over a million lives through the awesome power of the sun
25 November Nov 2016 1826 25 November 2016
Social innovation takes over Lecce
100 representatives coming from all over Europe are gathering in the Italian city of Lecce to discuss the state of the art of social innovation, paving the way for new ideas and methods
19 October Oct 2016 1110 19 October 2016
FabriQ, innovation starts from the outskirts
FabriQ is the city of Milan’s incubator for social innovation. Located in the outskirt of Quarto Oggiaro, it supports the best enterprise ideas with strong social impact.
27 September Sep 2016 1231 27 September 2016
Call 4 Social Innovators: Making ideas happen
FabriQ, the incubator for social innovation of the City of Milan, launches its first “Call 4 Social Innovators”, targeted at individuals or teams made up of a maximum of 3 people. Social innovators will be offered a six-month work experience in the incubator.
5 September Sep 2016 1100 05 September 2016
France awards social innovation
"La France s'engage", an initiative by French President François Hollande promoting and supporting the most promising social innovations in the country, is creating a real movement for social enterprise in France. Winners of the fifth edition of the initiative, that will finish in 2017, were announced at the Élysée Palace in Paris on the 31st of August.
3 August Aug 2016 1637 03 August 2016
Here’s how the EU hopes to boost Social Entrepreneurship
The European Commission has proposed amendments to the European Venture Capital Funds (EuVECA) and the European Social Entrepreneurship Funds (EuSEF) regulations, marking another step towards the creation of the Capital Markets Union.
22 June Jun 2016 1521 22 June 2016
4 ideas to make something real out of the SDGs
The 10-year anniversary edition of the European Development Days (EDD) is over. After 2 days of conferences and workshops, it is Caritas Europa turn to say how turning sustainable development goals into action.