This brochure is based on the 2013 Annual Activity Report issued in June 2014.
In line with the EESC's mission statement, this report aims to highlight what we are doing and why we are doing it!
Undoubtedly, the social economy is a sector which makes a significant contribution to employment creation, sustainable growth and to a fairer income and wealth distribution. It is a sector which is able to combine profi tability with social inclusion and democratic systems of governance, working alongside the public and private sectors in matching services to needs. Crucially, it is a sector which has weathered the economic crisis much better that others and is increasingly gaining recognition at the European level.