ARIADNE

Manager in Social Economy - Leonardo Vocational Training

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Kick-off meeting of the Ariadne project

Kick-off of the Ariadne project took place on the 25-26 October 2010 at ESCEM - Tour CIT, Montparnasse in Paris. It is organised by ESCEM, the coordinator of the project.

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Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity (JEOD)

The Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity (JEOD) focuses on the subject of entrepreneurial diversity, encompassing therefore all enterprise types and models.

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Stories.coop

altStories.coop is the world’s first global, digital campaign to spread the benefits of cooperation through the tradition of story-telling. Stories connect people through the power of words and the power of pictures.

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New measures to stimulate funding for social businesses

Social businesses are companies that have a positive social impact and address social objectives as their corporate aim rather than only maximising profit. It is a growing sector in Europe, already representing 10% of all European businesses and employing over 11 million paid employees. While these businesses often receive public support, private investment via funds that invest in social entrepreneurs remains vital to their growth. However, such specialised social investment funds are rare or are not large enough. Cross-border investment in such funds is unnecessarily complicated and expensive.

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European Commission launched the New European Policy on Social Enterprises

"Social enterprises are businesses that are not only seeking to include people or to share profits more fairly, but that also create jobs. They are businesses whose very ethos is grounded in responsibility and long term shared benefits. Being a social enterprise can in itself be a competitive advantage." (J-M Barroso, President of the Commission).

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