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The social economy was rediscovered in Belgium in the late 80s. It was in Wallonia that the interest was at first the strongest: in 1990, the Walloon Council for Social Economy, set up by the Regional government, has forged a definition that remains the major...

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Social economy, social enterprise, third sector, etc. The civil society in Croatia has had a long and dynamic development path. It started developing in 18th century, through the strengthening of the activities of associations. The beginnings of today’s civil society...

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There is no specific policy framework for social enterprise. However, the concept of social enterprise forms part of some national strategic policy documents. It is a part of the National Action Plan of Social Integration for the Years 2008-2010 and the National Plan...

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Social and solidarity economy A French Social and Solidarity Economy act voted in July 2014 has officially defined the social and solidarity economy (SSE). According to Article 1 of the act: “The social and solidarity economy is a mode of action and economic...

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The social economy, in Italy is formed by a rich diversity of enterprises and organisations, such as cooperatives, mutuals, associations, foundations, social enterprises and paritarian institutions, sharing common values and features: Primacy of the individual and the...

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  The “Law on Social Economy”, adopted on August 2015 defines social economy as ‘the collection of activities organised independently of the public sector, which serve a general interest, the interests of a community or personal non-commercial interests through...

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The term social economy is often defined as the third sector of the economy in addition to two obvious - private and state - which includes numerous economic activities with an emphasized social orientation, which means they are not purely commercial (otherwise they...

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As taken from Slovene legislation: Social economy (SE) - is the economy, consisting of social enterprises, cooperatives, companies for disabled,, employment centers, non-governmental organizations (associations, institutes and foundations), which have not been...

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​ The UK is viewed as a pioneer of social enterprise and the associated practices of social investment and social value. Social enterprises are businesses that trade to tackle social problems, improving communities, people’s life chances, or the environment. They make...

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Basic concepts such as “social economy” or “social enterprise” were not formally specified in the Polish legal framework for the most of the modern history. Finally, on 12th August 2014 the Polish Council of Ministers adopted “The National Program for the Development...

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R2G project is co-funded by the European Union Agreement Reference (VS/2018/0009)