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MESSE – Mechanism for Enhancement of Synergy and Sustainability among Enterprises

Duration: 01-01-2012 – 31-12-2014 (36 months)
  • Region of Attica, Greece
  • Region of Venice, Italy
  • Andalucian Government, Spain
  • Ministry of Labor, Family, Social Protection and the Elderly, Romania
  • Pannon Business Network Association , Hungary
  • Sofia Municipality , Bulgaria
  • East Sweden Region , Sweden
  • Adult Education Centre of Hannover , Germany
  • Community Action Hampshire , United Kingdom
Authority: Region of Attica

Project Description

The main objective of the MESSE project was to reinforce and improve the effectiveness of regional policies in supporting and promoting socially responsible economic development, through identification, analysis, benchmarking and dissemination of best practices in legal, tax and operational instruments adopted by public authorities for enhancing the Social Economy. Within the newly proposed Europe 2020, the European Parliament has identified a need to promote the development of this sector, via the strengthening of the cooperation between public institutions, social enterprises and for profit companies.

These practices were grouped and transformed into pilot projects to develop and implement policies to strengthen Social Entrepreneurship, tailored to the needs of each partner. Moreover, they identified those bodies or networks that can assist the consultative efforts of local authorities to develop new policy tools with the same purpose.

The project was implemented on behalf of the Region of Attica.