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December 2016

EU working group GECES published report on Social Entrepreneurship

By |December 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

The working group of the European Commission in charge of social entrepreneurship (GECES) recently published it's report.  

November 2016

Doctoral dissertation: Debunking the heroic social entrepreneurship myth

By |November 6th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Social entrepreneurship is about mundane work and not about heroism, argues Eeva Houtbeckers in her dissertation that was defended on 28th of October. Social entrepreneurship has been developed as a reaction to “conventional” entrepreneurship, which [...]

October 2016

First partnership between UK bank and Crowdfunding portal

By |October 19th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Santander teams up withcrowdfunding platform Crowdfunder to launch new £200,000 fund to support social enterprises and community projects across the UK This means that innovative community projects, that support social change, are now able to [...]

September 2016

Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprises – Nordic Perspectives

By |September 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

”Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprises - Nordic Perspectives” is a new book on social enterprises in a particular Nordic perspective. The book is edited by professor Linda Lundgaard Andersen and Roger Spear from Centre for [...]

Policy brief on scaling the impact of social enterprises

By |September 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

A new  policy brief on strategies and policies to scale the social impact of social enterprises has been produced within a multiannual cooperation between the LEED programme of the OECD and the Directorate General Employment, Social [...]

What would happen if we support circular economy with tax exemptions? Look at Sweden

By |September 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Can you imagine the new opportunities for the social enterprises in the circular economy sector if some other countries would follow the Sweden’s lead to make certain services VAT exempt? Would you stop throwing things away and get them repaired instead, if it were cheaper to do so? This is the qustions being asked and debated in the Sweden at the moment. […]

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