Copyright Danish koefs (1280x853)Eurodiaconia wrote a briefing looking at how the social economy is defined by different actors, and looks at different types of social economy activities. It includes a section on Work Integrating Social Enterprises. Eurodiaconia held a workshop at its 2011 AGM and conducted research among its members to understand how the social economy is seen in diaconia and how it can be supported as the European Commission discusses promoting the social economy, particularly in the light of the Social Business Initiative. This led to a discussion document for members which invited feedback and will link to Eurodiaconia’s meeting on the Social Economy in June 2012.

To learn more about Eurodiaconia’s work on this topic, please contact our Policy Officer Alexander Elu at alexander.elu@eurodiaconia.org.