Since 2011, Convergences has been publishing the Social Entrepreneurship Barometer, which presents the key issues and trends of the social entrepreneurship sector in France and internationally, and promotes its good practices. It is aimed at the entire social entrepreneurship ecosystem – entrepreneurs, funders, catalysts and public authorities – and also targets professionals from related sectors, students and the media.
This 10th edition questions the relationship between territory and social entrepreneurship in the face of the new challenges that have emerged in the course of 2022. Indeed, no sooner has the health crisis dissipated than another one, related to energy, is on the European agenda. Faced with this, territories at different levels are forced to innovate to compensate for the lack of resources in the face of these unprecedented material constraints.
Year after year, social enterprises have emerged as specific responses to the various contemporary health, social and economic challenges. Positioning oneself as a social entrepreneur implies mastering and applying locally applied economic, social and political skills. Local and territorial authorities can thus multiply their impact for the benefit of their citizens by promoting the creation of social enterprises on their territory, by being stakeholders. Specific support for the creation of social enterprises, whether individual or collective, is therefore necessary in order to bring these projects to a successful conclusion and enable them to become sustainable. Although support mechanisms and tools have multiplied in recent years, most of the initiatives are still recent and, although they arouse a lot of interest, they remain poorly known.
Why should we rethink the divide between local and global? How can we support circular economy initiatives in the territories? Who are the social entrepreneurship coaches, and how are they central to development on a territorial scale? How to optimise the impact of entrepreneurial and support projects? What place do social innovators have in public policies? These topics are to be found in this 10th edition of the Social Entrepreneurship Barometer!
Published in partnership with the SSE Accelerator HEC Paris and the Ile de France region, the 1Planet4All project supported by the European Union, and OpinionWay, the 10th edition of the Social Entrepreneurship Barometer was published on 22 November 2022.
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