Social enterprises in Europe are dedicated to solving societal challenges while running a sustainable business. Like other businesses, social enterprises create revenues, jobs and profits but their main objective is to create social value and transform lives for the better. They are working towards an inclusive and circular economy and a more cohesive society.
Euclid Network’s vision is for social enterprise to be the global standard rather than the exception. Together with our members, EN represents the interests of 100.000 social enterprises across Europe.
Euclid Network is internationally recognized as a key sectoral representative of social enterprise. EN has a policy presence at EU level, being a Member of various advisory groups such as the GECES and the Structural Dialogue Group, and at international level, being a Member of the UN Taskforce on Social and Solidarity Economy and WEF COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs.
Committees we are part of
Euclid Network (EN) is proud to present its 2020 Manifesto underlying the crucial role of social enterprises in the post-COVID-19 economy. The manifesto presents 15 concrete policy recommendations aimed at boosting social enterprises and their role in a green and just economic recovery across Europe.
Our position papers
2015 – Open Memo to the EU Social Business Expert Group
2019 – Open letter to the European Parliament – Enhance Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation in Europe
2019 – Joint Statement on the European Green Deal
2020 – Open letter to the European Commission and European Council – Call for specific measures to support social enterprises during the COVID-19 pandemic
2020 – EN assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the social enterprise sector
2020 – EU recognition of social and proximity economy as key industrial ecosystem in Europe
2021 – EN’s Position Paper on the European Action Plan for Social Economy
If you would like to find out more about the European Union’s policy on social enterprise or comment on our position, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.