The organization will be represented by its Secretary General, Diana Dovgan. The expert group was established in 2011 after the publication of the EC Communication “Social Business Initiative”.

The first meeting of this group is scheduled on October 23 in Brussels. More information can be found on the EC’s website.

The mandate of the new GECES will be to:

  1. examine the progress of measures envisaged in the EC’s communication on the start-up and scale-up initiative;
  2. advise the EC on policy measures to strengthen social economy and social enterprises ecosystem in EU countries and in the international arena;
  3. raise awareness at the national level of EU level actions and exchange of practice from other EU countries.