Buying for social impact – Good practice from around the EU

Buying for social impact – Good practice from around the EU was published as a European Commission publication in January 2020. It is the final publication of the Buying for Social Impact (BSI) project commissioned by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) and the European Commission Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) to promote the use of social considerations in public procurement procedures. The project was led by the European Association for Information on Local Development (AEIDL), working in partnership with the European Network of Cities and Regions for the Social Economy (REVES), the Diesis Network, Social Economy Europe (SEE), and the European Network of Social Integration Enterprises (ENSIE). The publication, which includes 22 good practices from 12 countries, is a meaningful collection of good practices that can not only inspire procurers, but also operators in the social economy, so as to stimulate replication across Europe.