Call for Tenders: Study on the Impact of the European Commission’s Social Business Initiative (SBI) and its Follow-up Action

The purpose of the present study is to provide the European Commission services with a comprehensive, evidence-based analysis of the impact of SBI on the development of social enterprises/social economy and their operating environments both at national and EU level. The impact should be measured against the key objective of the policy initiatives pursued since the SBI: creating enabling conditions for the development of social enterprises/social economy.

This call for tenders aims at the following:

— analysing the impact of the SBI both at EU and national levels on the development of social enterprises, and/or social economy as appropriate. Particular emphasis shall be put on system level changes, such as changes in legislation, institutions, policy design processes, networks or financing markets,

— identifying the possible need and most pertinent scope for any future policy action in this field.

Contracting authority: European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (EMPL)

Time limit for receipt of tenders: 29-05-2019

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This initiative has received financial support from the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation “EaSI” (2014-2020). For further information please consult: