The European Commission: Call for Applications for the Expert Group on Social Economy and Social Enterprises

 Application deadline: 18 May 2018
The European Commission’s Directorate – General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (“DG GROW”) has set up a group of experts on social economy and social enterprises.

The purpose of this new group will be to discuss and agree on developing and strengthening actions related to the implementation  of  five pillars: access to finance, access to markets, better framework conditions, new technologies and social innovation, as well as the development of an international dimension.

The group shall provide a forum where coordination, synergies and exchange of information  take place between Commission departments and experts to overcome main challenges and obstacles relating to the development of social economy and social enterprises.

In particular, the group shall assist the Commissission in the following tasks:

  1. Examine the progress of measures envisaged in the Commission’s Communication “Europe’s next leaders: the Start-up and Scale-up Initiative”.
  2. Provide the Commission with advice in view of elaborating and implementing policy measures in order to strenghten social economy and social enterprises ecoystem in Member States and in the international arena.
  3. Raise awareness at the national level of EU level actions and exchange of practice from other Member States.

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