The most important European networks in the field of social economy and impact financing supported the Enterprising for Tomorrow Conference 2022

17.05.2022 / Romania

The biggest European networks joined the event organized by ADV Romania and ensured the visibility of the event internationally.


Social Economy Europe

Social Economy Europe is the secretariat of the Social Economy Group of the European Parliament and the strategic partner of the European institutions for public policy making in the field of social economy.

  • 2.8 million social economy organisations and enterprises
  • over 13 million employees
  • 6% of the total workforce in Europe  


FEBEA is the European Federation of Ethical and Alternative Banks and Financiers. It gathers 33 financial institutions from 15 countries in Europe, with the aim of developing and promoting Ethical Finance principles.

  • 33 financial institutions
  • 15 countries in Europe


ENSIE, the European Network for Social Integration Enterprises, represents the interests of national and regional networks of ‘Work Integration Social Enterprises’ (WISEs) striving for more inclusive and integrated forms of employment at European level.

  • 29 national and regional networks
  • 21 EU countries, Serbia and Moldova


Social Economy in 2030: ENSIE vision

"In 2030 the whole economy will be social economy and solidarity economy, so that every person, every manager will manage their enterprise, putting people at the core of the activity and not profit." - Patrizia Bussi




European Venture Philanthropy Association is a lively community of organisations sharing the same vision and a common goal: creating positive societal impact through venture philanthropy.


• more than 320 members
• over 30 countries, mainly in Europe, but also in the United States, the Middle East and Asia


Social Economy in 2030: EVPA vision

For 2030 I would like to see a social economy that focuses on three goals:

  • impact-oriented 
  • inclusive 
  • innovative

The European Social Economy Action Plan aims to:

  • improve access to EU funding
  • put impact measurement and management in the spotlight
  • boost social innovation




EASPD is the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities and promotes equal opportunities for people with disabilities through effective and high-quality service systems.

  • over 20,000 support services for persons with disabilities across Europe

Thomas Bignal, EASPD - "In 10 years we need to make sure we transform as a sector and we need to make sure we build our resilience. First of all, we need to build the resilience of the people we support. For EASPD, it's people with disabilities: 


• we need to make sure they have choice 
• we need to make sure they have jobs
• we need to make sure they have ambitions
• we need to make sure they can live independently


Social Economy in 2030: EASPD vision

"We are very happy that the European Commission has launched the Social Economy Action Plan, as we believe it will be really helpful for us to move forward, transform in a smart way and build our resilience."




EuCIE is the European Confederation of Inclusive Enterprises for persons with disabilities. Founded in 2017, its goal is to promote the inclusive system at the entrepreneurial level.

• 4 founding federations representing EuCIE in 4 European Union countries: bag if (Germany), CONACEE (Spain), Eweta  for (Belgium, Wallonia) and UNEA (France)
• 8000 inclusive enterprises in Europe
• more than 200.000 employees!


EuCIE: disability employment statistics and a vision for the social economy in 2030

”With the European Disability Cards, disabled people will be able to work anywhere in Europe in the future. This is a further step towards self-determination.

”In 2030, the model of inclusive enterprises will be integrated into the system of social economy at European level, because, through a strong European network, we contribute to the elimination of prejudices against people with disabilities and are the guarantor of equal opportunities, equal pay and safe and healthy working conditions.” Uta Deutschländer - president of EuCIE



Diesis Network

Founded in 1997, Diesis Network is now one of the widest networks specialised in supporting the development of the social economy, social entrepreneurship and social innovation.

• 46 member organisations
• 22 countries
• 90 000 organisations represented
• 1,2 million jobs


Social Economy in 2030: Diesis Network vision

”In 2030, social economy will be recognized as main player, for a more innovative, inclusive and sustenaible economy” - Alessia Sebillo



Social Firms Europe (CEFEC)

Social Firms Europe CEFEC  is a European Network of Social Firms, Social Co-operatives, NGO’s and organizations that all share the objective of creating paid work for disabled and disadvantaged people. 


• 30 years of work and employment for disabled and vulnerable people across Europe
• 61 members
• 23 countries
• 20.000 employees


Social Economy in 2030: Social Firms Europe (CEFEC) vision

”In 2030 we will have a legal, political and cultural context which concretely supports the development of the social economy and its actors. The European Community has been founded with the idea to create a peaceful, cohesive and inclusive society.

Social entrepreneurship, promoted by CEFEC since 1987, represents an extraordinary and effective way, which by putting the person, his needs and the environment at the center, contributes to creating a sustainable and inclusive system of economy and culture.” - Alina Bîrsan






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