On 19 February 2009, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on Social Economy which is likely to encourage the effective acknowledgement of the role of social economy actors in the development of a sustainable social and economic model. The text highlights the need to formally recognise civil society organisations through the adoption of European statutes for associations, foundations and mutual societies and invites the European institutions to include these actors within their social and civil dialogue practices.
The EP resolution could be a good document for development NGOs to refer to in their future advocacy actions - especially when urging recognition and dialogue with European institutions on specific issues.Read the related press release of the European Civic Forum:
Access the full EP report:
Source: EU Civil Society Contact Group, weekly mailing 26.02.09