• 20 Jan 2021

    Raising awareness on social economy: Submit your local events to the European Social Economy Regions 2021

    The European Social Economy Regions (ESER) initiative has been launched in 2018 in order to raise awareness on social economy at regional and local level and build local networks of social economy stakeholders.

    Between 2018-2020 more than 90 regions, municipalities and cities from all over Europe have joined the initiative and contributed to many new initiatives, projects and actions launched at EU level. ESER is a model example of co-creation and co-construction of EU policies in the field of social economy and inter-active dialogue between ESER Members has resulted in many new regional and inter-regional partnerships.

    The ESER 2021 Call is targeting Pact4Skills and New European Bauhaus thematic strands. In terms of newcomers, ESER 2021 is focused on the Covenant of Mayors and The Intelligent Cities Challenge Members since all these communities are impact-driven and their objective is to contribute to green, social and digital transition at regional and local level in a sustainable way.

    How will the Commission support the local events?


    • Providing a Commission expert to a limited number of ESER 2021 events (provided the Covid-19 situation would allow it);
    • Offering a range of virtual supportive tools and/or promotional materials for ESER 2021 events;
    • Providing a joint visual identity of the European Social Economy Regions initiative;
    • Promoting the events.


    The ESER 2021 Call was published on 9 December 2020 and is open for submission of applications by 15 February 2021.

    The European Commission's DG GROW is organising an information webinar on 26 January from 15:00 to 16:30 (Zoom meeting ID: 4964801846).

    More information about the call: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/fpfis/wikis/display/SEC/ESER+-+European+Social+Economy+Regions