On July 6th, the European Parliament’s plenary session approved the Report on the EU Social Economy Action Plan (SEAP). With this report the Parliament and its Social Economy Intergroup call for an ambitious implementation of the Action Plan. They stressed the need to reach a common EU level definition of the social economy, to improve access to finance and to EU funding, to promote the participation of more women and young people in the social economy and to foster more innovation, so that the social economy can become a driver for fair green and digital transitions. The report also proposes the introduction of a specific state aid regime for social economy enterprises that employ vulnerable groups, such as people with disabilities.
>> Read the report here.