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· SEFEA – European Company of Ethical and Alternative Finance (IT)

SEFEA is a co-operative company incorporated under Italian law, founded on December 2nd, 2002, in Trento (Italy), with the purpose of promoting and sustaining the development of ethical finance in Europe by providing financial and non-financial support to its members. SEFEA supports the creation and the development of specific financial instruments for European ethical and solidarity-based financial organisations; participates in other European ethical and solidarity-based financial institutions, provides consulting services to its members and supports the development of microfinance.



· FEBEA – European Federation of Ethical and Alternative Banks (BE)

FEBEA is the European Federation of Ethical and Alternative Banks and Financiers, an international not for profit association incorporated under Belgian law, created in Brussels in 2001 with the goal of reinforcing the financial institutions that already support local and social economy, and microfinance. FEBEA's objective is to create financial and non financial instruments and services, in order to support the initiative already existing or in a start-up phase, operating in the context of ethical and solidarity finance in Europe.



· REVES – European Network of Cities and Regions for the Social Economy (BE)

REVES is a European network based on partnership between local authorities and social economy. Its membership is composed of local/regional authorities and local social economy organisations that are presently developing or are willing to develop policies to promote social and solidarity-based economy, for a most fair, inclusive, participative and responsible society.




Diesis is a non-profit European Research and Development Service for the Social Economy, cooperatives, and participative Enterprises. Its mission is to support the development of the social economy and, in particular, of cooperatives and social enterprises in Europe and in the world via the implementation of knowledge-based activities, such as training, project design, consulting and advisory services, technical assistance and research. Its members are Enterprises, federations, advisory and development groups, as well as organisations specialised in the know-how transfer recognised as being part of the social economy in Europe and worldwide.




Impulse Europe is a cooperative company incorporated under Belgian law and founded on 21 December 1988. Impulse Europe has thirty years of experience and a sound reputation serving as fund, administration and financial manager (internal control, cash management). As a fund manager, Impulse Europe focuses on social investment and socially driven microfinance funds. Impulse Europe developed its expertise in managing microfinance dedicated funds. Impulse Europe is also associated to the management of several equity instruments promoting the development of cooperatives and social economy structures across Europe.



· ENSIE – European Network of Social Integration Enterprises (BE)

ENSIE takes as its objective the representation, maintenance and development within the European Union of Work Integration Social Enterprises (WISEs) networks and federations. ENSIE seeks in particular to reinforce WISEs and social economy actors by the exchange between the member organizations, stimulate co-operation and partnerships by promoting good practices and by distributing research, results and new applications, organize information exchange between members, develop a close and solid co-operation with other European social economy networks and active in the promotion of social inclusion and poverty reduction.




FAEDEI is a non-profit association founded in late 2007 as the sole representative of integration enterprises in Spain. The Federation represents the Spanish Regional Associations Work Integration Enterprises, that are an instrument for the implementation of active employment policies since they operate in the market, being autonomous and economically viable, in different sectors, creating employment, providing training and integration pathways for people with difficulties in finding employment or risk of social exclusion.




Coompanion is an business development organization for social economy, owned by cooperatives. The main objective is to contribute to the regional growth and development by increasing the number of social enterprises and the success of existing enterprises. Coompanion is providing start up services/ councelling, business skills to social enterprises, know-how to authorities and other actors in local and regional development. A part of its services is incubators for work integrating social enterprises.




The Administration for Allocation of Social Welfare is an administration within the Municipality of Gothenburg, that provides citizens of Gothenburg different support and activities within the social field. The administration provides support both to individual citizens and to the districts of the City that bear the ultimate responsibility for its residents. The Administration is among other things responsible for support to the social economy and administers grants to not for profit organizations that work in the social field. It further takes the lead on the City’s work to support social enterprises.



· BRG – Business Region Göteborg (SE)

Business Region Göteborg is dedicated to strengthening and developing trade and industry in the Göteborg region. A non-profit organisation representing 13 member municipalities, it offers knowledge and contacts to companies wishing to set up or expand businesses in our region.



· Västra Götalandsregionen (SE)

Västra Götalandsregionen is the Regional Development Secretariat of Vastra Gotaland Region – Sweden. Region Västra Götaland’s assignment is to contribute to a thriving Västra Götaland which is a good place to live and work. Västra Götaland must be a good place for future generations to grow up in. It is tasked with offering good healthcare and dental care and providing the prerequisites for good public health, a rich cultural life, a good environment, jobs, research, education and good communications. All together, these provide a foundation for sustainable growth in Västra Götaland.



· Mikrofonden Vast (SE)

Mikrofonden mission is to increase the number and growth of existing cooperatives and other businesses in the social economy, and by this contribute to the development of the region. Mikrofonden is councelling and providing financial solutions to enterprise. It offers to social economy and public organizations a mechanism for supporting social enterprises financially, providing credit guarantees, mezzanine capital and equity to cooperatives, associations and foundations.



· Ekobanken (SE)

Ekobanken is a social, ethical bank that offers full banking service for organisations and savings and loans to private persons. Its savings accounts all have an ethical profile and it offers accounts for both regularly savings and long-term investments. Ekobanken has extensive experience of the social economy in Sweden and effective tools for financing businesses and projects. The bank is spread throughout the country and is locally represented through voluntary representatives. Ekobanken is a democratic, cooperative bank focusing on creating value for its members, the only bank of its kind in Sweden.



· Banca Popolare Etica (IT)

The idea behind Banca Etica consists in creating a place where savers, driven by the common desire of a more transparent and responsible management of financial resources, may meet socio-economic initiatives, inspired by the values of a sustainable social and human development. The bank manages savings raised from private citizens, as singles or families, organisations, companies and institutions in general, and invests them in initiatives pursuing both social and economic objectives, operating in full respect of human dignity and the environment. Banca Etica is the first institution of ethical finance in Italy.



· Confcooperative - Unione regionale di Puglia (IT)

Confcooperative Puglia is a representative association (Incorporated association) having a legal Entity Status. It represents, assists and audits almost 1.400 cooperatives. The member cooperatives operate in all economic sector, most of all in the agricultural and social economy area. It operates as a representative body, promoting initiatives for the development of national and international cooperation, cooperative investment program and regional legislative initiatives aimed to the support of cooperative movement.


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