Adopted by the European Commission in October 2011, the Social Business Initiative (SBI) aims to improve the situation on the ground for social enterprises, by facilitating their access to finance, making them more visible and optimising their legal environment.

EVPA has selected 4 of the SBI Key Actions as being particularly relevant for VP/SI practitioners. Should you be interested in these topics, don’t hesitate to download the corresponding “EU Index Card”.

EuSEF

EaSI Financial Instrument

EuSef EASI
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Mapping

Public Procurement

EU INDEX CARD MAPPING
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KEY ACTIONS OF THE SBI

The table below describes all 11 Key Actions included in the SBI. Key Actions highlighted in blue correspond to the 4 EU Index Cards.

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RESOURCES

European Commission (EU) website – SBI

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions – Social Business Initiative (COM(2011) 682)

SBI Brochure

Expert Group (Social Entrepreneurship) – GECES

 

CONTACT

Should you have any question about the SBI, please contact Elinor de Pret (edepret@evpa.eu.com) or Lisa Hehenberger (lhehenberger@evpa.eu.com) at EVPA.