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Framework model for support of social economy in CE regions .pptx

  1. 1. 23rd March 2022 Framework model for support of social economy in CE regions CE RESPONSIBLE | Metropolitan City of Bologna|eco&eco
  2. 2. TAKING COOPERATION FORWARD 2 Framework model Methodology Each partner asked to identify the drivers for SEs development in their local contest PEST Analysis (Political, Economic, Social, Technological)  assessing major external factors influencing operation of an organization CE Responsible  PEST Analysis applied to identify drivers and potential challenges for SEs Emerging framework model with respect to: 1. Governance 2. Business strategies 3. Awareness 4. Innovation
  3. 3. TAKING COOPERATION FORWARD 3 Framework model Governance and pillars Long-lasting tradition of mutual help, civil organizations and coopera- tives, coming from the so called “Bismarckian legacy” and the church Enforcement of welfare state in all countries, with the strong diversion of Western (Germany, Austria and Italy) from Eastern countries (rigid State control on civil society and organizations) End of the communist rule  a new flourishing of civil society, but even a mistrust for cooperatives and socially organized work Diffusion of common elements in welfare and third sector, due to the confluence in the European Union Welfare state crisis  privatization and managerialization of the sector, higher recourse to grants and projects-based financing
  4. 4. TAKING COOPERATION FORWARD 4 Framework model Strengths: - Multitasking attitude of ETSs - Different business models applied, from semi-public to market-oriented - Existing funding programs for SEs Weaknesses: - Need for different financial sources - Progressive shift from budgetary finan- cing to performance-related payments and service contracting - Few SEs consolidating to the scale up phase (infancy of the sector) Opportunities: - Evolution of the market and ETSs’ skills - Tax reforms for the benefit of ETSs - New fields of development related to climate and environmental issues Threats: - Persistence of blurry legal frameworks - General reduction in consumer purcha- sing power (even due to pandemics) - Absence of a strategic policy approach by governments Business strategies
  5. 5. TAKING COOPERATION FORWARD 5 Framework model Awareness Strengths: - Higher attention for CSR from producers and consumers - Higher request for environmental and social issues (critical consumption) - EU and other institutions’ support to CSR - National tradition in mutual cooperation - Established networks and incubators Weaknesses: - Low visibility for CSR’s positive effects - No official reporting system for CSR impact - Cost of the activities - No legal obligation for CSR Opportunities: - Evolution of the market and ETSs’ skills - Tax reforms for the benefit of ETSs - New fields of development related to climate and environmental issues Threats: - Persistence of blurry legal frameworks - Difficulties for firms - Absence of a strategic policy approach by governments
  6. 6. TAKING COOPERATION FORWARD 6 Framework model Strengths: - Role of prizes for social innovation - EU programmes for social economy - Relevant pilot cases in Europe (SLK Municipal SEs, ITA Community coops) - Existing services for social start-ups in many CE countries Weaknesses: - Low public support to social innovation in many countries; - Bureaucratic approach of EU programmes; - Bottlenecks in SEs’ transition from start up to long-term growth Opportunities: - Involvement of altruistic entrepre- neurs in supporting social start-ups Threats: - Economic difficulties stopping private support Innovation
  7. 7. TAKING COOPERATION FORWARD 7 Framework model Reported Needs Political Legal framework ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Municipal SEs ■ Subsidiarity ■ Economic Fiscal framework ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Private financing ■ ■ Social Campaign on SEs ■ ■ ■ Communication / stakeholders ■ ■ Technical Supporting Ntwks ■ ■ ■ SEs education ■ ■ Business sector education ■ Administrative Support to SEs ■ Studies & assessments ■ ■
  8. 8. TAKING COOPERATION FORWARD 8 Framework model Conclusions No one-size-fits-all legal form for SEs, significant differences with respect to national contexts SEs’ activities: from traditional (work integration) to “nascent” fields (local food production/distribution, environment, refugees’, …) SEs’ attitudes: from private market orientation to leaning on public support for providing goods/services formerly on welfare state Need to boost the social ecosystem, through business networks, legal instruments and new organizational models Altrupreneurs: a relevant resource to fund/mentor/support the growth of SEs’ system
  9. 9. TAKING COOPERATION FORWARD 9 Francesco Silvestri, eco&eco Ltd fsilvestri@eco-eco.it orsola.milani@cittametropolitana.bo.it valeria.murgolo@cittametropolitana.bo.it http://www.interreg-central.eu/ce-responsible facebook.com/CE-Responsible-112985660155613/ twitter.com/CeResponsible Thank you

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