The Committee of the Regions of the European Union published a report on the “Impact of the social economy at local and regional level”.

Drawing on a number of studies, publications and interviews with different stakeholders, among them REVES, the document provides an insight into social economy realities in different EU Member States, different legal contexts, practices and public support.

The report highlights the important and still under-estimated role of local and regional authorities as partners of social economy organisations. In their recommendations, authors ask in particular for a stronger use of the MFF 2021-2027 to support social economy and its partnership with local and regional authorities and a “more systematic study of the role of local and regional authorities vis-à-vis the social economy”.

Also, the report refers to REVES aisbl as an example for a network promoting the partnership approach.

You will find the document here.

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