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Boosting awareness raising for mainstream enterprises to work with social enterprises - Buy social: business to business market


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7 December 2022, 17:00 (CET)


The main objective for this call for proposals is to enable local, regional or national “Buy Social: B2B market” in the context of the proximity and SE (social economy) ecosystem by building partnerships (local, regional or national) and facilitating trade relationships between SE entities and mainstream businesses (B2B). The partnerships shall develop a series of actions to boost such as markets.

In particular, these partnerships will aim at helping mainstream businesses to engage with a range of SE suppliers and embed sustainability and diversity into their core operations, purchasing policy and value chains. This will also help social enterprises to grow their revenues, scale their potential and consequently increase their impact by tapping into corporate purchasing power.

Focus on creating a reliable supply side will help in the establishment of long-term business partnerships. In some cases, SE entities need to adapt or improve their processes (e.g. digitalisation), workforce skills, ability to increase in volume as well as overall organisational performances.

The presentations of the info session of 20 October 2022 are now available.