FACT FINDING MISSION WITH SOCIAL PLATFORM
To find out more about the work of social economy enterprises at local level, a delegation of Social Platform members, in which ENSIE took part, visited Madrid in Spain to learn what works and what doesn’t – and how the EU can support great activities being run on the ground.
CIRIEC’s report on Social Economy: On behalf of the EESC, CIRIEC produced a new report “Recent Developments in the Social Economy in the European Union”. The report drawn up was produced with the help of 89 experts from the 28 EU countries, led by Professors José Luis Monzón and Rafael Chaves.
Good practices Compendium “Boosting Social Enterprise Development” from the OECD and the European Commission DG Empl.
This compendium derives its recommendations 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 Commission published the Consultation on the Start up Initiative about social enterprises in August 2016.
See ENSIE's answer to the consultation (EN)
The European Commission seeks the views of all interested parties on the performance of the current Transparency Register for organisations and self-employed individuals engaged in EU policy-making and policy implementation and on its future evolution towards a mandatory scheme covering the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission.
In this period of crises, characterized by a high youth unemployment rate, NEETs are one of the most vulnerable groups among the others due to the lack of education, work, job culture and value that brings them to be socially excluded both from labour market and social life.
Lately, work integration social enterprises have been more and more facing the issue of youth integration with those that cannot integrate the traditional labour market.
What are WISEs doing to facilitate the integration of NEETs on the labour market?
EUROPEAN CONSULTATION UNDER THE START-UP INITIATIVE!
- DG Growth: Public consultation under the Start-up Initiative:
The objective of this public consultation is to seek direct feedback from all relevant stakeholders, including entrepreneurs and start-up communities, with the aim of improving the environment for start-ups in Europe. More info. (All EU languages)
Read ENSIE’s Contribution HERE!! (EN)
- 5 June 2015: The partnerships of WISEs, Barcelona, Spain
ENSIE and its Spanish members FAEDEI and FEICAT organised the European Seminar THE PARTNERSHIPS OF WORK INTEGRATION SOCIAL ENTERPRISES focusing on WISEs partnerships with the public and private sector through best practices from all around Europe.
Download the presentations here below:
- 18 & 19 May 2015: WISEs Event: Brussels
On the 18th and 19th May ENSIE, Eurodiaconia and EASPD held a seminar on Work Integration Social Enterprises. The event aimed to introduce the important role played by WISE to incorporate socially excluded people, as well as people with mental or physical disabilities, into society, through adapted work.
Download the presentations of the event here below.
- May 2015: Public consultation on service provision to long-term unemployed in the Member States and at EU level
Long-term unemployment is a real challenge today in the European Union. The approach to unemployment must address the difficulties of long-term unemployed people through an holistic and coordinated action to support them in their access to the labour market. Work Integration Social Enterprises combined an economic activity aiming to integrate disadvantaged people on the labour market with a strong focus on social accompaniment and training on the job place. Their social mission put the individual first enabling their profits to benefit to the creation of further qualified and stable jobs within the enterprise or to support their workers in integrating the regular labour market with tailored qualification and social support. The different Member States must give a stronger support to these initiatives to enable the integration on the labour market of the long-term unemployed people with...
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT'S WRITTEN DECLARATION
- February March 2014: European Parliament's written declaration on promoting social inclusion and combating all forms of discrimination in the labour market.
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 in different languages of the European Union:
- 14 November 2013: 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.
Julien Van Geertsom
Communiqué de presse / Press Release
- 26 & 27 November 2013: The 3rd Convention of the Plateform against Poverty and Social Exclusion
On the 26 & 27 of November, ENSIE staff participated in the 3rd EPAP Convention that was held in Brussels. On the first day, Davide Ziveri Italian representative of ENSIE shared his experience within the side-event 'In-work poverty - The Contribution of Employment to Poverty Reduction and Inclusion' co-organised by ENSIE, EAPN and ESADP. Key messages of the in-work poverty side-event - ENSIE, EAPN & ESADP.
Davide Ziveri presented the Re: Social Club as good practice:
For more information about this good practice, visit the Social club page. For more information about on the side event 'In-work poverty - The Contribution of Employment to Poverty Reduction and Inclusion' , visit EAPN's page. For more information about the anual Convention, visit the European Commission's page.