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Find out more about the social economy in your country

Social economy framework conditions and traditions vary from country to country. By offering country-specific information, we aim to provide a starting point to understand the social economy ecosystem in the EU Member States, especially for people who are new to the topic. The country pages provide useful links, including links to relevant organisations.

The country pages may also be helpful if you are looking to understand how the social economy framework conditions are in countries other than your own. If you are looking for countries with a strong social economy ecosystem, you may want to have a look at the country pages of France, Italy, Spain and Belgium.

A note on social economy data used: the quality of data available varies between countries. We tried to include the best data available for each country, while also including some data from the same source for all countries (to allow for some comparison). For more details see our note on social economy data.


If you have additional information, interesting links, or other suggestions regarding the content on the country pages, please get in touch with us, so that we can further improve the content.

Social economy worldwide

Do you want to learn more about the social economy beyond the EU?

Some resources on non-EU countries