Published on May 2017, the good practice compendium ‘Boosting Social Enterprise Development’, by OECD’s Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Local Development and Tourism, and European Commission’ Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, supports member states in the creation of a positive ecosystem for social enterprises development.
Social enterprises, by creating new jobs, being a vehicle for efficient and effective service delivery, boosting citizens’ participation in community and by turning ‘innovative ideas into action for the benefit of the common good’, are in line with OECD and EC’s goal of building more inclusive economies and societies. Moreover, they have account for an important percentage of private employment in EU member states and have demonstrated being resilient during economic crisis.
Following the approach of the ‘Start-up and scale-up initiative’, this compendium recognises the need of an enabling environment allowing social enterprises to rise and grow up. It contains an assortment of initiatives, key lessons, recommendations for policy makers, in order to make them accessible for those looking for inspiration and guidance, trying to create a European coherent and inter-connected ecosystem for social enterprises.
More information here.