A map of social enterprises and their eco-systems in Europe
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Mapping social enterprise activity and eco-system features in Europe
Recent years have seen a burgeoning interest in social enterprise across Europe, strongly driven by a growing recognition of the role social enterprise can play in tackling societal and environmental challenges and fostering inclusive growth. Impetus has come also from the 2009 global economic crisis which has resulted in widespread public discontentment with the functioning of the global economic system and fuelled interest in more inclusive and pluralistic economic systems. Subsequent implementation of austerity measures – against a backdrop of new and growing social needs – have created both challenges and opportunities for social enterprise in Europe.