Thursday, 4 June, 2020
We were honoured to take part earlier this week to the European Parliament's Social Economy Intergroup hearing on the European Action Plan for the Social Economy, organised by Social Economy Europe.
European Commissioner Nicolas Schmit and Spanish Minister Yolanda Díaz participated to the meeting as keynote speakers.
FEBEA underlined the importance of maximising the impact of EaSI financial tools managed by European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF), in order to allow Ethical Finance to further support social entreprises and Social Economy organisations.
Ethical Finance aims indeed at creating societal value, rather than profit, via citizens engagement and is historically committed to support social and environmental projects.
FEBEA also stressed the need to include social issues in the notion of sustainable finance, to avoid green and social washing.
Ethical Finance and social economy practitioners, citizens and European institutions can build together a stronger Social Economy community.
Read more on FEBEA's position: http://febea.org/febea/news/febea-letter-european-commission-and-eif-easi-financial-instruments