Boosting Social Enterprise Development

Good Practice Compendium

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Social enterprises are long-standing agents of inclusive growth and democratisation of the economic and social spheres, and they have proved resilient to economic adversity all the while addressing socio-economic challenges in innovative ways, re-integrating people back to the labour market, and contributing to overall social cohesion. This compendium derives policy lessons for boosting social enterprises from the analysis of 20 initiatives in several EU member-countries, covering a range of policy areas from legal frameworks, finance, market access, and support structures, to education and skills.

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NESsT: A multipronged support structure, multiple countries

NESsT supports and invests in social enterprises that use market-based solutions to create opportunities for viable employment and income generation in Central and Eastern Europe, and South America. The description presents the objectives, rational and key activities of NESsT. It also discusses the challenges faced and the conditions for transferring it to another context.


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