Diesis Network is a growing Ecosystem for Ecosystems, supporting a new economy based on social and economic impact in Europe and in the world through the implementation of knowledge-based activities, such as training, project design, consultancy and advisory services, technical assistance and research. Diesis Network is one of the widest EU networks specialised in supporting social economy and social enterprise development covering 25 countries through major national federations and national support networks associating more than 90,000 organisations and 1.2 million workers.
Trought running targeted projects and activities Diesis supports
- the emergence of new local clusters for ecological and social innovation,
- promotes the “Clusterisation” of proximity and Social Economy organizations,
- promotes the development of the existing clusters in different environments and regions in the world (the Mediterranean, the Western Balkans and MENA regions),
- encourages its members acting as clusters, or engaged in clusters, to register to the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP).
Diesis promotes collaborations and networking between and among clusters and regional stakeholders for the industrial development and the eco-social innovation of the regions in which they are active, supporting them to play an active role in regional economies as drivers for economic transition. Moreover, through its projects, Diesis boosts its cluster members by providing support services, mainly competence mapping services, peer learning and review, fundraising and cross-sectorial networking.
Diesis members registered on the ECCP platform are:
- CEDRA Split – Cluster for Eco Social Innovation and Development.
- ADV Romania – Alaturi de Voi Romania Foundation – Accelerator of Social Enterprises Cluster.
- Consorzio Nazionale Idee In Rete – Social Economy and Innovation cluster.
- GOEL Cooperative Group (through Consorzio CGM, one of the founders of Diesis).
Diesis is co-coordinator of the recently approved Sectorial Blueprint project for Social Economy and Proximity Skills & Advanced Training Schemes (BASE) which will define a set of skills for the Social Economy ecosystem during the next 4 years.
DIESIS led the consortium that assisted the EC DG GROW in the co-creation process that led to the newly published Transition pathway for the Proximity and Social Economy ecosystem. DIESIS will support its members to achieve a just transition and will support them in dealing with the PAs for the inclusion of social and green considerations in all phases of the public procuring (buying green and social), from the pre-award to the award and post-award phases.