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European Commission is planning to come up with a draft recommendation for the EU Council – addressed to the EU Member States – in order to “build comprehensive, coherent, and up-to-date recommendations on how to promote the development of the social economy across policy fields”. The aim of this initiative, which has been announced in the 2021 Social Economy Action Plan, has been to help Members States to refine their policies and laws concerning social economy as a whole and to promote upward convergence in approaches to social economy across the EU. In response to the Commission’s call for evidence, CECOP has gathered the contributions of its members and identified a number of priorities for national level policies on nine dimensions:

  • Legal framework
  • Cooperatives as key actor in labor market policies
  • Services of general interest
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Competition, taxation, public procurement
  • Access to funding and finance
  • Education, skills, labor market
  • Capacity-building
  • Crisis measures

You can access the summary of our members’ contributions, that has been submitted to the European Commission, in this document.




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