Boosting social enterprise development - Good practice compendium

This report contains a rich collection of initiatives aimed at boosting social enterprise developments.

It was jointly published by the European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Social enterprises are long-standing agents of inclusive growth and democratisation of the economic and social spheres, and theyhave proved resilient to economic adversity all the while addressing socio-economic challenges in innovative ways, re-integrating people back to the labour market, and contributing to overall social cohesion. This compendium derives policy lessons for boosting social enterprises from the analysis of 20 initiatives in several EU member-countries, covering a range of policy areas from legal frameworks, finance, market access, and support structures, to education and skills.

The report identifies key lessons, providing concrete pointers for policy makers – from how to raise awareness and visibility of what social enterprises are and the value they provide, to how to unlock and attract funding better suited to their specific needs.

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