European Parliament


Year 2014


ENSIE memorandum adressed to the candidates to the European Parliament and the European Commission.


Following the conference 'Work Integration Social Enterprises: investing in social Europe!', several Members of the European Parliament formalised their support through a written declaration on promoting social inclusion and combating all forms of discrimination in the labour market.

This written declaration is available at the end of the page in the different languages of the European Union.

We invite you to promote it asking your national Members of the European Parliament to sign it before the 16 April 2014.


Year 2013

14 November - Brussels (Belgium)     

Work Integration Social Enterprises: investing in social Europe!

Work Integration Social Enterprises key players at the European Parliament, Brussels

The conference 'Work Integration Social Enterprises: investing in social Europe!' that was held at the European Parliament in Brussels on the 14th of November 2013, gathered more than 120 participants representing at least 20 different EU member States and Switzerland.

Commissioner László Andor, with his physical presence and his closing remarks, commissioner Michel Barnier, with its video message, the present MEPs and the public authorities underlined the importance of this type of social enterprises aiming the social and professional integration of vulnerable groups.

WISEs need the proper financial and technical support for the services that they provide, financial adapted instruments and, in some Member States, a legal recognition.

ENSIE continues to raise awareness about WISEs and obtain recognition and support.

ENSIE calls to public authorities, especially national ones, to create a favorable eco-system for the maintenance and development of the social enterprises that help the most excluded and marginalized persons.

Many thanks to all speakers and participants, especially to the workers who participated in our campaigns and conference.


9 July - Brussels (Belgium)                             

Aurélie Duprés attends the Social Economy Inter group

6 March – Brussels

Salvatore Vetro speaker at the Social Economy Intergroup on the topic “Social dialogue and social economy, state of art?” in Brussels.


Year 2012

4 April – Brussels (Belgium)

Meeting with Marc Tarabella, European Parliament rapporteur on the Public Procurement Directive proposition and presentation of ENSIE’s contribution.

29 March – Brussels (Belgium)

ENSIE attends the Social Economy Intergroup of the European Parliament on the follow-up of the Commission Social Business Initiative

During this intergroup, ENSIE met MEP Kriton Arsenis about the work integration social enterprises and their legislative framework within Europe.

7th March – Brussels (Belgium)

Meeting with the MEP BECKER, in charge of the report of initiative on “the Initiative for social Business – Building an ecosystem to promote social enterprises, in the core of economy and social innovation”


Year 2011

20 October – Brussels (Belgique)

Public Hearing “Social economy as a response to the eco-socio-economic crisis in Europe”. Programme and information.