A report 'on the evolution of the social economy in the EU' was drawn up by CIRIEC on behalf of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), and produced with the help of 89 experts from the 28 EU countries, led by Professors José Luis Monzón and Rafael Chaves.
The general objective of the Report is to study the recent evolution of the social economy in the European Union. It focuses on three areas: firstly, the social economy and the emergent concepts/movements related to it, secondly, the public policies adopted in both the EU and the member states in recent years to enhance the social economy sector and thirdly, measuring the weight of the social economy in each EU member country. You can find the report here.
For examples on how cities contribute to the social economy, please refer to the links on the left side of this page. EUROCITIES is currently preparing a publication on the role of cities in promoting social entrepreneurship, which will be published by the end of the year.