In European Social Enterprise Monitor, EU Policy


Intermediary Org: European Commission
Year: 2021


ESLIDER is proud to collaborate with EUCLID Network for the implementation in Portugal of the European Social Enterprise Monitor. It is fundamental to generate comparable data across Europe on social enterprises so that new insights can be developed and support policies designed, to foster a vibrant ecosystem.
This report presents the first year implementation by ESLIDER of the Social Enterprise Monitor. It was developed in collaboration with the Chair in Social Innovation of Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, a top European Business School base in Lisbon at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, which performed the main analysis and co-developed the proposed recommendations.


In an increasingly complex and unpredictable world, currently marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, we observe the worsening of societal problems, such as unemployment, poor mental health, isolation of the elderly, hunger and education inequalities. Driven by the sense of urgency in the quest to deploying new and better solutions to solve pressing challenges, social entrepreneurship, and particularly, social enterprises have a vital role to play. The Portugal Social
Enterprise Monitor (PSEM) 2020-2021 is an annual study on social entrepreneurship in Portugal.The aim is to provide decision-makers in government, business, researchers and civil society with data and insights on the social enterprise ecosystem, to be able to take a deeper look at the potential and challenges of social entrepreneurship and to enable evidence-based policy-making, funding and non-financial support for the development of social innovation in society.