social economy

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The Characteristics Industrial Clusters need to be Successful

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) launched a $1 billion grant called the ‘Build Back Better Regional Challenge’ (BBBRC) which aims to transform regional economies through industrial clusters. Despite the fact, there are many clusters in the US and the EU...
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EU to present new Social Economy Action Plan in 2021

The Social Economy aims to put people first and reinvest profits back into an organisation or a social cause. Businesses in the Social Economy play an important role in job creation, work integration and sustainable growth. They cover a wide range of economic sectors, such as social services, health...
Calls

LIFE programme Call for Proposals: Social economy-related activities, 30 November

The first LIFE Call for Proposals has been announced, and over EUR 580 million is available in funding! Organisations are invited to submit their project proposals and ideas. The Open Call is under the new LIFE programme 2021–2027, and funding tenders are categorised into four sub-programmes: Nature...
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The European Pillar of Social Rights: Turning principles into actions

The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission proclaimed the European Pillar of Social Rights at the Gothenburg Summit in 2017. The Pillar sets out 20 key principles and rights essential for fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems in the 21st century. The Pillar is...
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The circular economy through a cluster at the 19th edition of Equiplast

After four days of face-to-face event at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via Venue, from September 14 to 17, Equiplast closes the doors of its nineteenth edition with a good taste in the mouth Recycling, new resources and raw materials or Next Generation funds were some of the star themes of the...
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The Social Economy in the Mediterranean

"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...
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EU funding for social economy missions

Under the programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Mediumsized Enterprises (COSME), the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) has launched a new call for "Social economy missions" to extend the exististing inter-regional collaboration in the field of...
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Extension of Application Deadline for Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) 

New Deadline: 29 May 2020 The Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) was recently launched and is open for applications. Given the difficult situation currently faced by European countries with the spread of COVID-19, please be informed that the deadline for the submission for the ICC Expressions of...
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A Canvas for Social Economy

In October 2018, during the concluding event of the European Social Economy Regions pilot, a group of policy makers and practitioners asked for more clarity on what should be considered “Social Economy”. As a response, the Social Economy Unit at DG GROW and the EU Policy Lab at DG JRC initiated a...
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Intelligent Cities Challenge open for applications

Deadline for applications: 29 May 2020, 11:59 CET In 2017 the European Commission launched the Digital Cities Challenge to help 41 cities across the EU transform their digital policy to make their urban space more enjoyable for everyone. This year the Commission is going a step further to help 100...
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Social Business Initiative (SBI) follow up: Cooperation between social economy enterprises and traditional enterprises

The study “Social Business Initiative (SBI) follow up: Co-operation between social economy enterprises and traditional enterprises” commissioned by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EASME), investigates the various forms of co-operation between social economy enterprises (SEEs)...
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Social Economy Missions Call for Proposals has been launched!

Deadline: 26th of September, 2019 17:00 hours (Brussels time). The European Commission launched the European Social Economy Regions Pilot (ESER) in February 2018 in order to raise awareness and build networks of social economy stakeholders at regional and local level. The successful initiative has...