Δευτέρα, 17 Δεκεμβρίου 2012

Social Economy: the Greek Case, Paris 2012


Peer Review on Social Economy,
Comments paper: Greece France 2012,
 (Paris, 10-11 December 2012)


Social Economy: The Greek Case

Dionyssis Balourdos
National Centre for Social Research

Konstantinos Geormas
Head of Social Economy Registry, 
Hellenic Ministry of Labour, Social Insurance
 and Welfare

Introduction
Contrary to the situation in other European countries, where social economy has significant contribution to the creation of new jobs and the sustainable development of local economies and societies, in Greece, social economy is not particularly developed, as the implementation of policies and practices is still on a basic level. As it is stated (European Social Innovation Research, 2012 )[1] : “Today, there is a great need for Greece to reinforce its social economy. The high rates of unemployment, the austerity measures, and the reductions in wages, pensions and social services have created the need for the enhancement of social economy and social innovation that can offer alternative solutions to the Greek society”.