𝐌𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐄𝐮𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐄𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐲: 𝐄𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐲𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭, 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐃𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐮𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐄𝐮𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐏𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐑𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬 (2022-2024).
In many countries, Social Economy Enterprises (SEEs) engage in some form of “social dialogue”, discussing and often negotiating employment-related issues such as wages, working conditions, and training. However, social economy organisations only rarely count as formal social partners in their own right, despite the large number of SEEs and workers active in the sector. The MESMER+ project aims to establish an up-to-date in-depth mapping of activity and representation of social economy players – both from the employers’ and employees’ side – within social dialogue institutions and various industrial relations settings in nine countries:
Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Ireland, North Macedonia, Poland, Spain, and Sweden. This mapping encapsulates several dimensions, including institutions, actors, practices, and processes.
Apart from the mapping study and formulating policy recommendations, the main activities of the MESMER+ project will be: three European workshops and nine national policy labs. Not only have the continuous dissemination activities on social media but also events, such as the launch event and a final conference ensured the wide dissemination of the project aims and outcomes. The project and its partners are committed to the principles enshrined in the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) and to contributing to the Pillar’s implementation.
Diesis Network – EU / Belgium
Coompanion – Sweden
HIVA – Belgium (research partner)
Public – North Macedonia
WETCO – Bulgaria
Social Employers (EU)
Social Platform (EU)