This paper gives an overview of the social economy in Europe. Drawing on the most recent statistical data, the paper examines the social economy’s size in different European countries, and current trends and challenges in Europe; it also reviews its status and political context at the EU level. The paper draws on the CIRIEC (2007) study of the Social Economy in the European Union (see: http://www2.ulg.ac.be/ciriec/en/), and the contribution on social enterprise draws on the work of the EMES Network (see www.emes.net).
|Title of host publication||Researching the Social Economy|
|Editors||Jack Quarter, Laurie Mook, Sherida Ryan|
|Place of Publication||Toronto|
|Publisher||University of Toronto Press|
|Publication date||Nov 2010|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2010|
- Social economy, social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, social service, social innovation, EMES