We are happy to announce that the SOCIAL SEEDS’ Policy Diagnostic Tool has been prepared and it is accessible soon for policy makers in Europe.

Read more details about the mentioned Policy Diagnostic Tool below.


The European Standardized Evaluation and Support System is a single access point for statistical information, analysis and mapping of social enterprise and social innovation policy in Europe. More precisely, the policy diagnostic tool acts as a comprehensive map of social enterprises in Europe, specifying their characteristics, their business model, economic weight, cross-border growth potential, applicable rules and criteria for legal statuses. It is primarily aimed at European, national, regional and local policymakers and social entrepreneurs.

It is an initiative run by the SOCIAL SEEDS project financed under the European Commission’s INTERREG EUROPE Programme and aims to promote the development of more sustainable social enterprises in Europe, notably with a view to promoting 'highly competitive social market economy' that enables social enterprises getting better access to market(s), access to (blended) finance, stable legal environment, supporting structures and internationalisation activities through tailored public and private financing.

The ultimate objective is to help Member States and regions to design smart specialisation and social innovation strategies that will help social enterprises to develop new, European regulatory framework for social (impact) investments, promote mutual learning and capacity building among regions and last, but not least, exploit Community programmes in support of social entrepreneurs as part of the Europe 2020 Strategy.


Are you a policy maker? Do not miss out this great opportunity!