Social Economy Europe issued a European Action Plan for the Social Economy called: “The Future of EU policies for the Social Economy: towards a European Action Plan”. The Plan is the fruit of a deep and committed work started at the request of Members of the European Parliament members of the Social Economy Intergroup to present the Vice-President of the European Commission Katainen and Commissioners Thyssen and Bienkowska with an action plan for the social economy.

The main objectives of the Action Plan are the following: recognise the social economy as a transversal actor in the main socioeconomic policies of the European Union; promote the convergence and coordination of the different public authorities involved in the promotion of the social economy by defining strategic objectives and benchmarks at EU level; foster a conducive ecosystem for the growth of the social economy in Europe, improving its contribution to key EU objectives and allowing social economy enterprises to take full advantage of the single market and of EU funds and financial instruments.

CECOP-CICOPA Europe, which became member of Social Economy Europe in November 2018, fully supports this plan.

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