The social economy is a system of actions the production mode of which differs from that of the private and public sectors; it is among them.
The way of social integration of the social economy promotes reciprocity and makes it central to the production and accumulation of social capital.
It is a form of self-organization of citizens who implement the practice of self-help.
It is a form of organization that is not individual but cooperative and collective.
It is a system that is organized on the principle of "no-profit".
The aim of the social economy is to create socially participative and democratic enterprises that work focusing on quality employment, social inclusion, local development and social protection and cohesion leading to job creation at local level.
These businesses differ from those in the private sector as they are not aimed at generating profit but in generating social goodwill.
At the same time they differ from those of the public sector as they act independently of it.
Basic principles of social economy enterprises.
Independence with the state.
Free and voluntary participation of members.
Democratic structure (one person a vote).
Inalienable and collective nature of the company's capital.
Absence of reward of capital.
It is determined by the provision of the goods and services at the best cost in a way that serves the mutual interests of the members and more generally offers a service of general interest.
In this new sector of the economy that develops between the state and the market, social enterprises, cooperatives, non-profit organizations, various types of associations based on the basis of self-organization of citizens on solidarity and volunteerism.
Resources of social economy enterprises.
According to Law No. 4019/11, the resources of these enterprises constitute.
The company's capital, third-party donations, income from the exploitation of its property, income from its business activity, grants from the public investment program, the European Union, international or national organizations, Local Government Bodies of Grade A and B, donations and concessions the use of assets, income from other programs, funds from bequests and any other income from the development of activities in accordance with the Statute.
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