Avise is the French national body promoting social enterprises and social innovation.
It was co-founded in 2002 by the long term public investor Caisse des Dépôts and representative players from the social economy. Avise’s main goal is to develop social economy and social enterprises in France.

To reach this goal, Avise runs action programs covering all the stages of life of a social enterprise:
awareness, creation, consolidation, scale up and social impact evaluation.

Main activities:
Avise is based on these different stages and in each of these programs, the main activities are :

  • Intelligence and analysis
    On social innovation projects, high potential growth sectors, emerging needs in France and in Europe.
  • Information and tooling
    Through Website animation, event organisation, production of tools, guides, papers, case studies, etc.
  • Training
    Via professional training sessions, webinars, practises exchange.
  • Animation
    Of communities of experts and support organisations involved in creation, development and social impact evaluation of social enterprises.
  • Technical support
    Through experimentation and running integrated programs that support social enterprises

Avise is also one major French organization operating as an intermediate institution providing access to EU funds for social economy organizations. The staff of Avise is composed of 30 employees, experts in social economy, dedicated to a common mission: respond to the societal challenges through new entrepreneurial models.

18 avenue Parmentier
75011, Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 25 02 25