Closing the gap between social enterprises and EU decision-makers

Launching in 2020, the aim of the European Social Enterprise Monitor (ESEM) is to close the current gap on social enterprise data to inform decision-makers in government, civil society and the economy.

european social enterprise monitor (seem)

Over the past 5-14 years, country monitors in Germany, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom have delivered in-depth data on social enterprise and start-ups leading to important changes in policy-making, investment decision-making and an increased visibility and understanding of the social enterprise model and its crucial role in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Building upon this success, Euclid Network (EN) in collaboration with its members and partners is currently preparing the European Social Enterprise Monitor (ESEM).

The ESEM will be an annual/ biennial meta study, describing the results of an online survey, comprising social enterprise and start-up data at European and country level.

The project will produce elaborate country reports (xSEM) and European comparison, which will allow for profound insights on the social enterprise ecosystem across Europe, and highlight the opportunities for development of the sector and its impact.

European Academic Research Board


Professor Johanna Mair
Hertie School of Governance, Stanford


Professor Matthias Raith
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg (OvGU) – Faculty of Economics and Management, EURAM



Click here to see all ESEM sponsors and outreach partners!

If you would like to become a founding sponsor of the project, please consult the Sponsorship brochure and contact Wieteke Dupain at

If you would like to become an outreach partner of the project, please consult the Outreach Guide. To be featured as an official partner, please reach out to

Project partners

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Research Partners


Contact Wieteke Dupain to find out more about ESEM.



This project receives EU funding through a framework partnership agreement within the EaSI programme.
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