Social enterprise

16 October 2018

Social enterprise: Entrepreneurship with a social impact

(From ec.europa.eu ) As pointed out by the European Commission, entrepreneurship and self-employment help create jobs, develop skills and give unemployed and vulnerable people an opportunity to fully participate in society and the economy. Accounting for 14% of total employment, self-employed people play an important role in the EU economy. The latest Eurostat figures show that 30.6 million people aged 15-64 in the EU were self-employed in 2016. Considering that SMEs make up 99% of companies in the EU and account for two thirds of total employment, it’s clear why the Commission supports these...
22 December 2016

EIF and European Commission launch new capacity building initiative for micro-credit and social finance providers

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the European Commission are announcing a new initiative to help micro-credit and social enterprise finance providers develop their businesses under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI).
14 December 2015

Business Planet: Is social enterprise a new business model for Europe?

Published : Mon, 14 Dec 2015 This week's Business Planet looks at the concept of social enterprise - sustainable and innovative entrepreneurship that aims to find answers to society's challenges. It's fast becoming a new business m...