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ENSIE, the European Network of Social Integration Enterprises, represents the interests of national and regional networks of ‘Work Integration Social Enterprises’ (WISEs) striving for more inclusive and integrated forms of employment at European level. If you are a national, regional or local network of Work Integration Social Enterprises, you can join us to promote WISEs throughout the EU!

By joining ENSIE you will be able to :

  • Ensure that your voice and the voice of WISEs and their workers is heard at in Europe
  • Participate to raising awareness about WISEs and their benefits in Europe
  • Stay updated about the latest EU debates concerning WISEs and the social economy;
  • Exchange with partners from all over Europe to be aware and inspire by what is going on for WISEs in other countries and exchange good practices;
  • Be the first to know about EU project opportunities, connect to develop partnerships and project ideas, learn more about project management.


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Adhesion process

  1. Express your interest to join us by contacting us! 
  2. ENSIE will organise an online institutional meeting so you can present yourself directly and understand better understand ENSIE and its functioning. 
  3. The candidate should then send its reasoned request, including an identity sheet to the President of the Board of Directors at least two weeks before the General Assembly meeting. This request should include a motivation letter as well as an identity sheet (more details on the information needed in article 7 of the Statute).
  4. ENSIE Board of Directors verifies the validity of the requests and that the admission criteria (see after) are respected.
  5. A representative of the candidate network will present the application during the General Assembly Meeting where members have to vote on the adhesion of new members.

The admission criteria can be read in art. 6 of the Statutes which states:

  • Be a legal entity; 
  • Have its head office based in Europe;
  • Belong to the Social and Solidarity Economy and respect its 7 criteria as defined by Social Economy Europe:
    • Primacy of people and of social over the capital,
    • Voluntary and open membership,
    • Democratic governance (except for foundations, which do not have one),
    • The combination of the interest of members/users and/or society (general interest),
    • The promotion and application of the principle of solidarity and responsibility, 
    • Autonomous management and independence from public authorities, 
    • Reinvestment of most of the profits/surpluses to carry out sustainable development objectives, services of interest to members and of general interest;
  • Represent or have for objective the creation of a network of actors of the social economy representing work integration social enterprises whose identifying principles are:
    • The sustainable or temporary social and professional integration of individuals who due to their exclusion and their relegation to a marginal role in society have fallen victim to increasing social and professional handicaps;
    • The choice to carry out their activities within the economic system, which often plays an important role in the phenomenon of exclusion;
    • A strong pedagogical dimension, in particular through the implementation of educational programs designed for the development of individual potential (at professional and in its participation in society) within the enterprise;
  • adhere to the statutes, the Network's Declaration of Association and the internal rules.

Membership fees

The membership fees to join ENSIE are depending on the number of WISEs that are member of your network and on the country you are coming from. You can see the details in Article 2 of the ROI (see attached).


Internal Regulations (2021) Download
Règlement d'ordre intérieur (2021) Download

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