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New Directive on Public Procurement: the Potential for Social Firms

Guest Blogger Patrizia Bussi, Manager of the European Network of Social Integration Enterprise (ENSIE) outlines how recent EU legislation can help social firms win more contracts.   Public procurement plays an important role in the overall economic performance of the European Union.  European public authorities spend around 20 % of GDP on purchasing supplies, works […]

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Social Firms at the 4th Annual Convention of the Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion

Last November, Social Firms UK was invited to attend the 4th Annual Convention of the Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion in Brussels. The small group of delegates from the UK included Ian and Theresa Bates from Social Firms England member Frame of Mind, who presented at a side event alongside colleagues from Croatia and […]

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