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European Research and Development Service for the Social Economy


Since 1997 DIESIS has supported the development of the social economy in Europe through the implementation of knowledge-based activities, such as training, project design, consultancy and advisory services, technical assistance and research.


DIESIS members represent a network of thousands of enterprises all over Europe.


DIESIS is part of GECES, the European Commission's expert group on social entrepreneurship that assists the EC in the implementation of the Social Business Initiative. 


DIESIS works in partnership with European thematic networks and platforms such us ETUC, REVES, Social Economy Europe, EMES. It is  also part of the CECOP. DIESIS express also the Thematic Expert of the ESF Social Economy Network, that assists MSs on the transnationality aspects of ESF.


Furthermore DIESIS has been selected to take part in the European Migration Forum, organised by the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee, a platform for dialogue between civil society and the European institutions on issues relating to migration, asylum and the integration of third-country nationals.


DIESIS is a founding member of the ProEFP Network, a network of organisations representing different typologies of interest: business, labour, social economy, academics and research, consultancy and advocacy. They all share a common idea: economic democracy can make the European free market a more democratic space.


DIESIS is co-founder of the European Alliance for Responsible Tourism and Hospitality (EARTH), the first European Network created by experts of responsible tourism.