Impact For International Organisations

For international organisations, ESEM insights can provide a regional overview of the European social enterprise ecosystem, which can contribute to international comparisons and mutual learning across contexts.

To strengthen and expand the social economy, and therefore its potential to contribute to solving complex global challenges, high-level strategies and collaboration are imperative. The ESEM can help to facilitate this endeavour by elucidating the importance of social enterprise ecosystems and enhancing the visibility of social enterprises and the vital impact they create.

  • ‘The European Commission is proud to support this year’s European Social Enterprise Monitor (ESEM)...It provides key data and insights for policy-makers, investors, support organisations, academia and social entrepreneurs themselves…With the data provided by the ESEM, policy-makers at all levels of governance will be able to gain a deeper understanding of the ecosystems they operate in and of the impact their policy decisions have…By working across policy areas, the data generated through the ESEM can and will have a real significant positive impact on the social entrepreneurs and social innovators that will design the future we want to see and that the next generations deserve’.

    Nicolas Schmit
    Nicolas Schmit EU Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights

Explore the ESEM

Explore the National and European-wide reports for 2021-2022

This report builds on the seminal work of the first ESEM 2020-2021 and has impressively scaled from eight to 21 countries in just one year across the EU and the wider European neighbourhood. It provides key data and insights for policy makers, investors, support organisations, academia and social entrepreneurs themselves.

Explore the National and European-wide reports for 2020-2021

The European Commission is proud to have supported the first inaugural European Social Enterprise Monitor (ESEM). It serves as a testament to the extent social enterprises already contribute to the European community and how much potential they still have to offer.

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If your country is not yet covered by the ESEM,

or if your organisation is not yet part of the consortium, we are open to inquiries about participation from organisations possessing strong, extensive social enterprise networks or (academic) expertise on social enterprise.

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