Emilia-Romagna: people and enterprises make it social

ART-ER Attractiveness Research territory, published a report on social economy and social enterprises. This publication aims to promote experiences and good practices of social economy and social innovation in Emilia-Romagna. The Region of Emilia-Romagna is one of the most cohesive and inclusive territories at the national and international levels also thanks to numerous social enterprises that, together with local administrations, have been able to create a fertile environment for the development of welfare and wellbeing. 

This report aims to represent the complex regional ecosystem - made of institutions, associations, foundations, universities, companies and their consortia - which produces significant and innovative experiences and good examples of practices in Italy and Europe. 

The mapping of the experiences and projects included in the report, are part of a monitoring and evaluation process that ART-ER is carrying out alongside the Regional Government and  stakeholders. This analysis allowed ART-ER to investigate the issue of social economy and business competitiveness and to study and highlight the ecosystem of social enterprises in Emilia-Romagna. 


This publication is financed by the Interreg Europe project called RaiSE - Enhancing social enterprises competitiveness through improved business support policies funded by the Interreg Europe Programme. RaiSE is the “sister project” of SOCIAL SEEDS, and the two projects already collaborated few times in the past, organising joint event and exchanging experience to solve similar problems.