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, CECOP, EMES and EAPN. It is a member of the OECD LEED Programme, the European Alliance for Innovation and EARTH – European Alliance for Responsible Tourism and Hosting. It is also member of the UnionMigrantNet network and of the European Migration Forum.