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The Social and Solidarity Economy in the European Union - A Green Programme beyond the Crises

Sven Giegold, MEP of the Greens/EFA group, hosts a presentation of and a debate on a programme on how the protection of the social and solidarity economy can be improved through EU legislation and measures. The Greens/EFA Groups has been working on this in the last year.

Event: Debate

Date: 25th April 2012, 14.30 - 17.30

Venue: European Parliament, ASP5 G3

The economic crisis and climate change are only two reasons why many people in Europe question the current economic model. While it strives for maximising profits it falls short on other economic, social and environmental objectives. The social and solidarity economy turns this order of priorities around: enterprises aim most of all for the societal objective, while still being profitable. Furthermore, it bears a remarkable employment potential. However, legislation in Member States and at European level rarely takes their specificities into account.

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