Seconet brings social economy stakeholders around Europe the opportunity to exchange about the benefits of building social economy clusters.

A “Social Economy Missions” project co-funded by COSME programme. Join our social economy collaborative network by taking part in the stakeholders workshops.

Our workshops

1st WORKSHOP
SOCIAL ECONOMY
CLUSTERING

 

 

Date:
26th May 2021
10:00 – 12:00 CET


Online

2nd WORKSHOP
COMING SOON

 

 

Date:
2nd semester 2021


Online

3rd WORKSHOP
COMING SOON

 

 

Date:
2nd semester 2021


Online

Our partners

Municipality Hoče-Slivnica

Slovenia

 

Gobierno de Navarra
ANEL – Asociación de Empresas de Economía Social de Navarra

Spain

 

General Direction of Social economy and Autonomous Job
Government of Murcia

Spain

 

Direction of Social Solidarity Economy (SSE)
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Regional Council

France

 

Municipality Hoče-Slivnica

The Municipality of Hoče-Slivnica is placed in northeast Slovenia. Municipality Hoče-Slivnica is one of the 212 Slovenian municipalities. It is known for its density of companies (one company per 10 inhabitants), of which most are micro ones.

SE can be found all across Slovenia, as there is 275 registered SE.

Objectives

The main priorities of SE in Slovenia are to create a supportive environment for social entrepreneurship, educate the managers for successful management of these companies and set up a network of such companies to exchange good practices, connect and help each other in their work and development.

 

Added value

Through their activities, SE contributes to the innovative solution of social, economic, environmental and other social problems, and provides jobs and social inclusion for vulnerable groups.

Governance system

– The Law of Social Entrepreneurship
–  Register of Social Entrepreneurship is led by the Ministry of economic development and technology(275 registered SE by 15.3.2021)
– Council of Social Economy – The policy for the development of social entrepreneurship is formulated by the Council for Social Economy, established by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia.

Contact

Monika Rajšp
Seconet coordinator for Municipality Hoče-Slivnica

rajsp.monika@gmail.com

Metka Oberlajt
Consultant for the economy, tourism associations and general affairs at Municipality Hoče-Slivnica

metka.oberlajt@hoce-slivnica.si

The social economy in Slovenia consists of social enterprises, cooperatives, companies for the disabled, employment centres, non-governmental organizations (associations, institutes, institutions or foundations) that work for the benefit of their members, users or the wider community and produce market or non-market goods and services that address one or more social problems.

Združenje Socialna ekonomija Slovenije, so.p. (Association Social Economy Slovenia)

ASES is an independent, non-governmental, non-political institution based on the principles of social entrepreneurship. It represents its members who are active in the field of social economy, regardless of the organizational form. Structure: Assembly, Management Board, Secretary-General, Supervisory Board, Expert Committee

Promoter and Stakeholders involved
Ministry of Economic Development and Technology;
Network of Slovenian Municipalities;
Regional Development Agency Podravje;
Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Slovenia;
Association Social Economy Slovenia (ASES);
Pupillam – Association for the development of potentials;
Novum Institute – non-profit, educational and policy research organisation;
Foundation Prizma for Improvement of Employment Possibilities;
ETRI GROUP (Etri Skupnost) – promoter and practitioner of SE, a facilitator between
private, public and third sector organisations;
ETIKA Ltd Company – R&D of ethical advertising & marketing with positive social
impact
IRDO- Institute for the development of Social Responsibility

 

The social economy in Slovenia consists of social enterprises, cooperatives, companies for the disabled, employment centres, non-governmental organizations (associations, institutes, institutions or foundations) that work for the benefit of their members, users or the wider community and produce market or non-market goods and services that address one or more social problems.

Združenje Socialna ekonomija Slovenije, so.p. (Association Social Economy Slovenia)

ASES is an independent, non-governmental, non-political institution based on the principles of social entrepreneurship. It represents its members who are active in the field of social economy, regardless of the organizational form. Structure: Assembly, Management Board, Secretary-General, Supervisory Board, Expert Committee

Promoter and Stakeholders involved
Ministry of Economic Development and Technology;
Network of Slovenian Municipalities;
Regional Development Agency Podravje;
Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Slovenia;
Association Social Economy Slovenia (ASES);
Pupillam – Association for the development of potentials;
Novum Institute – non-profit, educational and policy research organisation;
Foundation Prizma for Improvement of Employment Possibilities;
ETRI GROUP (Etri Skupnost) – promoter and practitioner of SE, a facilitator between
private, public and third sector organisations;
ETIKA Ltd Company – R&D of ethical advertising & marketing with positive social
impact
IRDO- Institute for the development of Social Responsibility

 

Objectives

The main priorities of SE in Slovenia are to create a supportive environment for social entrepreneurship, educate the managers for successful management of these companies and set up a network of such companies to exchange good practices, connect and help each other in their work and development.

 

Added value

Through their activities, SE contributes to the innovative solution of social, economic, environmental and other social problems, and provides jobs and social inclusion for vulnerable groups.

Governance system

– The Law of Social Entrepreneurship
–  Register of Social Entrepreneurship is led by the Ministry of economic development and technology(275 registered SE by 15.3.2021)
– Council of Social Economy – The policy for the development of social entrepreneurship is formulated by the Council for Social Economy, established by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia.

Contact

Monika Rajšp
Seconet coordinator for Municipality Hoče-Slivnica

rajsp.monika@gmail.com

Metka Oberlajt
Consultant for the economy, tourism associations and general affairs at Municipality Hoče-Slivnica

metka.oberlajt@hoce-slivnica.si

Gobierno de Navarra
ANEL – Asociación de Empresas de Economía Social de Navarra

Social Economy has a strong presence in Navarre, with companies and entities that develop their activity in all sectors of activity and throughout the geography of Navarre.

 
– 1,250 Social Economy companies and entities.
– 20,000 jobs in the Social Economy 8.5% of regional private employment.
– 2,400 million euros in turnover, equivalent to 12% of the regional GDP.
– 100 cooperatives created each year 10% of new companies.

The different types of Social Economy companies have been grouped together over the years in different representative organizations, so that at the present moment every Social Economy company is part of a Social Economy organization.
ANEL: groups Labor Companies, Associated Worker Cooperatives and other types of Cooperatives.
UCAN: groups agri-food Cooperatives.
EINA: groups together social and labor insertion companies.
Foundations of Navarra: groups together Foundations
REAS: groups Solidarity Economy entities.
CEISNA: groups together Special Employment Centers of Social Initiative.

Promoter and Stakeholders involved
Organizations representing the different types of Social Economy.
Social Economy companies and entities grouped in their respective organizations.

Objectives

Institutional representation of Social Economy enterprises.
Promotion of the Social Economy model in Society.
Promotion of the growth and development of Social Economy companies and entities.

 

Added value

Structured and complementary activity of representation and promotion developed by the different Social Economy organizations.

Governance system

The different organizations share a democratic and participatory governance model, as established in the bylaws of each organization.
They are associative organizations built from the bottom up by the member companies and entities.

Contact

Carmen Mier
European projects office foreign action delegate

cmiergom@navarra.es

Javier Zubicoa
Responsible for social economy in the Government of Navarre.

javier.zubicoa.leon@navarra.es

The different types of Social Economy companies have been grouped together over the years in different representative organizations, so that at the present moment every Social Economy company is part of a Social Economy organization.
ANEL: groups Labor Companies, Associated Worker Cooperatives and other types of Cooperatives.
UCAN: groups agri-food Cooperatives.
EINA: groups together social and labor insertion companies.
Foundations of Navarra: groups together Foundations
REAS: groups Solidarity Economy entities.
CEISNA: groups together Special Employment Centers of Social Initiative.

Promoter and Stakeholders involved
Organizations representing the different types of Social Economy.
Social Economy companies and entities grouped in their respective organizations.

Objectives

Institutional representation of Social Economy enterprises.
Promotion of the Social Economy model in Society.
Promotion of the growth and development of Social Economy companies and entities.

 

Added value

Structured and complementary activity of representation and promotion developed by the different Social Economy organizations.

Governance system

The different organizations share a democratic and participatory governance model, as established in the bylaws of each organization.
They are associative organizations built from the bottom up by the member companies and entities.

General Direction of Social economy and Autonomous Job
Government of Murcia


The Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia occupies a small area in the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula, watered by the Mediterranean.


Among the 17 autonomous communities, the Region of Murcia is the ninth by extension, the tenth by population, and the thirteenth in GDP per capita.We have an unemployment rate around 16%.

Objectives

Contribution to the innovative solution of social, economic, environmental and other social problems, and provide jobs and social inclusion for vulnerable groups.

Added value

Through their activities, SE contributes to the innovative solution of social, economic, environmental and other social problems, and provide jobs and social inclusion for vulnerable groups.

Governance system

· The Law of Social Entrepreneurship
· Register of Social Entrepreneurship is led by the Ministry of economic development and technology(275 registered SE by 15.3.2021)
· Council of Social Economy – The policy for the development of social entrepreneurship is formulated by the Council for Social Economy, established by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia.

Contact

Esther Arce Olmos
Consultant Technician General direction for Social Economy and self-employment.

mesther.arce@carm.es

Social economy presence in the region of murcia in rates
– The Region has the highest ratio of cooperatives per inhabitant and it is the first
Spanish region being appointed as European Region of the Social Economy.
– The Social economy enterprises of the Region of Murcia have a very important weight
in the total of the SEEs of Spain, assuming 7.7% of them in 2019.
– At least 2,000 companies of social economy employ more than 25,000 workers.

Three main of social economy companies in the region
– Cooperatives – (90% social economy created are cooperatives)
– Labor companies
– Insertion companies

Three pillars to sustain the social economy system
– Territorial Public Administrations (State, autonomous community and municipalities
and Institutions (professional associations)
– Social Economy Organizations
– Social economy companies

Public administrations serve as regulatory and financial support to the social economy system:
These organizations bring together the interests of the social economy and contribute to its
growth, creating a network of actors involved in the social economy

These associations set up cooperation processes between their associated companies, so that
they can benefit from the synergies of working together.

Social economy presence in the region of murcia in rates
– The Region has the highest ratio of cooperatives per inhabitant and it is the first
Spanish region being appointed as European Region of the Social Economy.
– The Social economy enterprises of the Region of Murcia have a very important weight
in the total of the SEEs of Spain, assuming 7.7% of them in 2019.
– At least 2,000 companies of social economy employ more than 25,000 workers.

Three main of social economy companies in the region
– Cooperatives – (90% social economy created are cooperatives)
– Labor companies
– Insertion companies

Three pillars to sustain the social economy system
– Territorial Public Administrations (State, autonomous community and municipalities
and Institutions (professional associations)
– Social Economy Organizations
– Social economy companies

Public administrations serve as regulatory and financial support to the social economy system:
These organizations bring together the interests of the social economy and contribute to its
growth, creating a network of actors involved in the social economy

These associations set up cooperation processes between their associated companies, so that
they can benefit from the synergies of working together.

Objectives

Contribution to the innovative solution of social, economic, environmental and other social problems, and provide jobs and social inclusion for vulnerable groups.

Added value

Through their activities, SE contributes to the innovative solution of social, economic, environmental and other social problems, and provide jobs and social inclusion for vulnerable groups.

Governance system

· The Law of Social Entrepreneurship
· Register of Social Entrepreneurship is led by the Ministry of economic development and technology(275 registered SE by 15.3.2021)
· Council of Social Economy – The policy for the development of social entrepreneurship is formulated by the Council for Social Economy, established by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia.

Contact

Esther Arce Olmos
Consultant Technician General direction for Social Economy and self-employment.

mesther.arce@carm.es

Direction of Social Solidarity Economy (SSE)
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Regional Council

Nouvelle-Aquitaine Regional Council has been created in 2016 after the merging of three old regions (Limousin, Poitou-Charentes and Aquitaine) it counts 12 departments. It is the first region by it size 84 036 km², the third by it number of inhabitants 5 979 778 (2017) and the third wealthiest region by GDP. In 2019 the unemployement rate was about 7.5 %. The economic development and more specifically the social solidarity economy falls within the exclusive competences of the regions.

In 2018/2019 the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region had: 

22 576 employers businesses (companies of social economy) employing 223 230 workers. Over the ten years between 2010 and 2019, the Social Solidarity Economy has created more than 8 400 jobs in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, 10% of total private jobs created.

125 000 associations and 15 700 associations with employees employing 160 900 workers (2016).

428 companies  of insertion by the economic activity, employing about 1 291 workers and proposing to 26 927 people a support for sustainable employment

402 Cooperatives employing 7 271 workers. Between 2016 and 2019, Cooperative staff increased by 28 % , creating more than 1 400 jobs.

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The Nouvelle-Aquitaine Regional Council has created a specific Direction to promote Social Solidarity Economie and has adopted specific rules for Social Structures interventions such as : 

  • Association with employees
  • Welfare structures
  • Cooperatives
  • Network Clustering / representative body of Social Solidarity Economy

In 2014 a national law relating to Social Solidarity Economy has been passed.  

The  Nouvelle-Aquitaine Regional Council has allocated a 10 million euros budget to sustainably anchoring the different types of social solidarity economy with three main goals : 

  1. Support social solidarity structures throughout their life cycle
  2. Support an enabling environment for the development of social solidarity economy
  3. Support social innovations

Twice a year calls of expressions of interest for social innovation projects are made by the region, which work on the identification and support initiatives related to social innovation. The projects are selected by a jury composed of regional staff and external stakeholders to ensure a shared vision. 

Over the past 8 years, 235 projects have been supported. The region has also create a dynamic around the laureates in order to animate, promote, support and organize a network of help among themselves. 

Promoter and Stakeholders involved

Local authorities (regional services of state department, CRESS – Regional Chamber of Social Solidarity Economy, INAE – Company of insertion by the economic activity, France Active Nouvelle-Aquitaine – Solidarity investment fund and URSCOP – Regional Union of Cooperatives.

Objectives

Support social solidarity structures throughout their life cycle, support an environment and social innovations.

Added value

Support, structuring and boosting social solidarity projects.

Governance system

  • The human at the heart of economy – welfare structures
  • Democratic governance
  • Freedom of membership
  • not-for-profit individual and mix of resources

Contact

Heykel Bouazza
Area manager for Social Solidarity Economy

heykel.bouazza@nouvelle-aquitaine.fr

In 2018/2019 the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region had: 

22 576 employers businesses (companies of social economy) employing 223 230 workers. Over the ten years between 2010 and 2019, the Social Solidarity Economy has created more than 8 400 jobs in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, 10% of total private jobs created.

125 000 associations and 15 700 associations with employees employing 160 900 workers (2016).

428 companies  of insertion by the economic activity, employing about 1 291 workers and proposing to 26 927 people a support for sustainable employment

402 Cooperatives employing 7 271 workers. Between 2016 and 2019, Cooperative staff increased by 28 % , creating more than 1 400 jobs.

View more

The Nouvelle-Aquitaine Regional Council has created a specific Direction to promote Social Solidarity Economie and has adopted specific rules for Social Structures interventions such as : 

  • Association with employees
  • Welfare structures
  • Cooperatives
  • Network Clustering / representative body of Social Solidarity Economy

In 2014 a national law relating to Social Solidarity Economy has been passed.  

The  Nouvelle-Aquitaine Regional Council has allocated a 10 million euros budget to sustainably anchoring the different types of social solidarity economy with three main goals : 

  1. Support social solidarity structures throughout their life cycle
  2. Support an enabling environment for the development of social solidarity economy
  3. Support social innovations

Twice a year calls of expressions of interest for social innovation projects are made by the region, which work on the identification and support initiatives related to social innovation. The projects are selected by a jury composed of regional staff and external stakeholders to ensure a shared vision. 

Over the past 8 years, 235 projects have been supported. The region has also create a dynamic around the laureates in order to animate, promote, support and organize a network of help among themselves. 

Promoter and Stakeholders involved

Local authorities (regional services of state department, CRESS – Regional Chamber of Social Solidarity Economy, INAE – Company of insertion by the economic activity, France Active Nouvelle-Aquitaine – Solidarity investment fund and URSCOP – Regional Union of Cooperatives.

Objectives

Support social solidarity structures throughout their life cycle, support an environment and social innovations.

Added value

Support, structuring and boosting social solidarity projects.

Governance system

  • The human at the heart of economy – welfare structures
  • Democratic governance
  • Freedom of membership
  • not-for-profit individual and mix of resources

Contact

Heykel Bouazza
Area manager for Social Solidarity Economy

heykel.bouazza@nouvelle-aquitaine.fr

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