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Replicable Innovations of SSE in the provision of services and creation of decent jobs in the post covid-19 crisis recovery

About the project

Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) organizations have demonstrated the ability to provide high quality and stable jobs, to expand into new sectors and to innovate in response to social needs. This is the case in Italy where the number of jobs in the social economy has increased thanks to policies supporting social enterprises. Spain is undergoing effective regulatory process while in Tunisia, the Assembly of the Representatives of the People adopted the bill on SSE on 17th June 2020. Palestine and Jordan are currently undergoing a national reform to regulate SSE. Partners from these countries, who were involved in different ENI CBC MED projects tackling social inclusion, want to upscale the results of these projects to enable the co-production of municipal services with local SSE agents. It also wants to continue the communication and policy dialogue initiated by the 5 capitalized projects to keep advocating for legal and institutional reforms and policy innovations aimed at supporting emerging sectors of SSE, as well as the concepts of “co-production” and “social economy".

Key information

Replicable Innovations of SSE in the provision of services and creation of decent jobs in the post covid-19 crisis recovery
A.3 Promotion of social inclusion and the fight against poverty
A.3.2 Social and solidarity economy
Spain, Palestine, Italy, Jordan, Tunisia

Financial data

1.1 million
Total budget
0.9 million
EU contribution
Project co-financing


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Project outputs




To promote the co-production of social policies to fight poverty, inequality, social exclusion and environmental unsustainability in the Mediterranean through developing SSE innovations and a joint framework approach of co-production of social policies

What will be improved?

The project will generate clear evidence and solutions to overcome existing identified barriers and provide public institutions, the donor community, SSE practitioners, local partners, and a multitude of other stakeholders with sustainable, low-cost and innovative capacities to deliver quality social services. Supporting the development of national, regional and local social economy ecosystems will be major step in order to boost job creation and innovation, to foster social inclusion. 

Who will benefit?

  • 1,500 SSE practitioners 
  • 250 researchers
  • 250 public sector entrepreneurs and policy makers 
  • Decision-makers mainly in social policies 

Expected achievements

  • 1 Mediterranean Co-production Lab on social innovation
  • 5 policy briefs on social innovation to promote positive influence on policy makers
  • 1 Mediterranean replication toolkits for the protection of economic and social rights
  • 1 cross-country analysis report of national mappings and studies on social innovation

Contribution to policy-making

The project will contribute to policy-making at different levels by: 
- Promoting public-community alliances for service provision in the Mediterranean. The idea of a universal public service to guarantee basic rights to people does not necessarily mean state-run, but it can be approached in alliance with community groups and social enterprises. 
- Promoting policy innovation labs. In particular, they promote the computational thinking required by a reluctant state that is increasingly concerned to delegate its responsibilities to digitally enabled citizens with the ‘designerly’ capacities and technical expertise to ‘code’ solutions to public and social problems. 
- Supporting SSE and creation of decent jobs: the capacity to create jobs in emerging sectors, for example in the silver economy, and to contribute to the formalization of the informal economy.
- Promoting financial innovations in the field of public utilities: the use of local currencies as democratized payment alternatives. Local currencies support local businesses and bolster communities against globalizing trends, which limit the circulation of money regionally.


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