Social economy and social entrepreneurship
Social Europe guide, Volume 4, Publications Office of the European Union
The fourth volume of the Social Europe guide published by the European Commission describes the vivid world of social economy organisations (such as cooperatives, associations, mutuals and foundations) as well as the more recent phenomenon of social entrepreneurship, i.e. business created to achieve social rather than financial goals. Finally it reviews ways in which European and national policies support the social economy and social enterprise.