Economie Sociala, 2011
Given the current economic crisis, it is crucial to understand and leverage the potential of SE. This research report aims at reviewing the current state of play as regards SE development in Romania and Europe. The report starts with a presentation of the methodological approach and conceptual framework. It continues with a review of SE regulations, historical SE evolution, relevant institutional players, specific forms of organisation, SE beneficiaries, financial SE support mechanisms existing at the European and national level, including also an assessment of their effectiveness. The last chapter contains the conclusion and recommendations for further developing SE in Romania.