Euclid Network’s position
On the 5th of July 2018, the European Parliament voted on its own initiative Report with Recommendations to the Commission on a Statute for Social and Solidarity-based Enterprises. This resolution calls on the Commission to improve the regulatory framework of social and solidarity-based enterprises by creating a “European social economy label”. The European Commission is expected to formally respond to this resolution by the beginning of October.
While sharing the European Parliament’s ideas on the importance of social entrepreneurship, members of Euclid Network question whether a legal definition at European level is necessarily helpful (perhaps it is better left to the Member States).
If you would like to find out more about the European Union’s developments on a European label for social and solidarity-based enterprises or comment on our position, contact the Euclid team.