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EESC welcomes the Commission’s receptiveness on its Social Economy Study

3 December 2007 [ English ] français ]

Under the title “Social Economy: a key sector for growth and jobs” the EESC has held today a seminar to launch a study about Social Economy in the EU, which shows that Social Economy enterprises employ over 11 million people (almost 7% of EU workers) and have an important market share in almost all economic sectors.

The Seminar was opened by Commissioner Verheugen, responsible for EU enterprise and industry policy, who welcomed the study and acknowledged the importance of Social Economy enterprises for the EU economy. To read the entire press release, click here.

By the Social Economy Category of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), 3 December 2007