Social entrepreneurship is attracting increasing interest as an innovative and sustainable approach to address inequality and environmental challenges, create jobs and alleviate poverty. In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in both the creation and professionalisation of social enterprises. However, there are still significant gaps in awareness, visibility and understanding of social enterprises that need to be addressed.
The European Social Enterprises Monitor aims to address these gaps. The resulting European and national Monitor data and reports provide detailed data and benchmarking of Social Enterprises and their ecosystems in 8 countries in Europe: Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK. Based on an extensive survey of social enterprises in these countries, insights are provided into: 1) the organisational structure of Social Enterprises, 2) their financial health, 3) the type of impact they achieve, and 4) the obstacles they face that prevent them from becoming even more successful.
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