Social Services Europe welcomes the Social Economy Action Plan. On 15 December 2021, SSE issued a Statement containing our first assessment. SSE wishes to see its implementation for the benefit of the Social Economy Sector as a whole across Europe and their ultimate beneficiaries, i.e., all European citizens. For this to happen, EU Member States must commit to the Action Plan and engage with all relevant stakeholders at national level to ensure that there is a true “co-creation process” in realising the ambition of the Action Plan. SSE members and their respective national networks are ready to offer assistance in this regard.
As you, the Ministers responsible for the Social Economy, are meeting on 17 February 2022 in Paris, Social Services Europe would like to encourage you and your governments to actively support, implement and partner with key stakeholders in the implementation of the initiatives of the Social Economy Action Plan and that this commitment is expressed as an outcome of your meeting.
As you discuss the Action Plan, we would like to highlight six areas that we think are particularly relevant for Member States, as part of your respective competences, and for us as partners in the implementation process. We hope that these will be part of your discussions and commitments.
You can read the full statement and the six areas here.