The European Social Enterprise Law Association (ESELA) is a new European social enterprise legal network recently launched in Madrid, as a result of a European Commission sponsored study into the state of social enterprise across Europe.
The new network consists of law firms, legal experts and academics specialising in all aspects of the law as it applies to social enterprise, and aims to promote a better understanding of the relationship between law and social enterprise, to support the development and growth of social enterprise across Europe.
The network is structured around a core group of specialist law firms from across Europe, each positioned as the legal leaders on social enterprise in their respective countries.
From 1 January 2016, a range of membership packages will be available for law firms and other organisations and individuals interested in the relationship between law and social enterprise.
ESELA has 14 confirmed specialist law firm members from jurisdictions across Europe, including firms in the Czech Republic, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland and Northern Ireland.
Members of the ESELA network have already worked together to co-author a ground-breaking new report, Social Enterprise in Europe.
That can be downloaded here
Se også ESELA´s hjemmeside: www.esela.eu