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Mapping of stakeholders and networks

The social economy ecosystem in Europe is diverse, with many organisations working on representing, supporting and promoting the social economy. In this section we aim to map key stakeholders, starting with networks that are active at European level.

The list is non-exhaustive. Organisations active in specific countries can be found in the country pages.

Social Economy networks active at EU-level

List grouped by topic

Social economy (general)


Research on Social Economy

Social services




Circular economy

  • RREUSE – The European network of social enterprises active in the circular economy in re-use, repair and recycling:  

Digital Transition & Social Tech

Cities and regions

European networks with some links to the social economy

International social economy networks

Social economy (general)



Social entrepreneurship

International networks on impact investing

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  • non-governmental organisation


EASPD, a non-profit NGO in the disability sector, promotes the views of over 20,000 social services and their umbrella associations.

Phone number
+32(0) 2 233 72 20
  • non-governmental organisation

EMES Network

EMES is a research network of university research centers and individual researchers on social enterprise.