The Social Economy in the Mediterranean

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 11 May 2020

"The Social Economy in the Mediterranean" publication, coordinated by Juan Antonio Pedreño, president of the Spanish Business Confederation of the Social Economy (CEPES), brings together more than 500 pages, analysis and opinions of fifty personalities of the Government of Spain, the European Institutions and international organizations and experts in Social Economy. The work is a reflection of the strength and potential of this business model. 

'The social economy in the Mediterranean' has articles in favor of this business model by, among others, the President of the Government of Spain, Pedro Sánchez; the general secretary of the Popular Party, Teodoro García Ejea; the Minister of Labor, Migration and Social Security of Spain, Magdalena Valerio; the former Minister (2011-2018) of Employment and Social Security (2011-2018), Fátima Báñez; the future Commissioner of Employment of the European Commission, Nicolas Schmit, the Vice-President of the Commission Jyrki Katainen or the European Commissioners of Employment (until 2019), Marianne Thyssen; and Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, among others. 

All authors agree to value the Social Economy as a form of business that, without sacrificing competitiveness and innovation, places the person and solidarity at the center of their activities. In addition, they all make value proposals on their contribution to generate solutions to the current social, economic and environmental challenges, as a pillar on which to build a more equitable and fair economic model.

The book is available for a thorough reading here.

The news was published on CEPES website here

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