Legal Framework for Social Economy and Social Enterprises

A Comparative Report

Published: September 2012

This report by the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law compares the distinctive features of the legal framework for social economy/social enterprises in Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Slovenia and Austria. It examines: (1) key features of the social enterprise sector in the target countries; 2) relevant policies and measures (at the national, regional and local level) to promote social enterprises in those countries; and (3) good practices in the regulation and promotion of social enterprises in those countries.

The report was prepared under the project “Social Economy: Innovative model of economic and social development in Slovakia” supported by the European Social Fund.