Foundation for Social and Economic Initiatives
(FISE) – Project administrator, in charge of coordinating
activities aimed at drafting recommendations for the social
economy, organizing training workshops for the employment services
about the application of social economy tools (approaches and
methods); maintains the secretariat of the Permanent Social Economy
Bank for Socio-Economic Initatives (BISE) – –
is responsible for analyzing models for financing social economy
initiatives, with particular focus on the role of the banking
sector, and for identifying the best solutions to satisfying the
financial needs of social economy initiatives.
Association for the Forum of Non-Governmental
Initiatives (FIP) –– is responsible for monitoring the
accessibility of EU funds to social economy organizations and the
implementation process of structural funds in Poland, and is
drafting related reports and recommendations.
Institute for the Development of Social Services
(IRSS) – – is responsible for training social workers in
ways of incorporating the social economy into their work, reviewing
the Local Strategies for Resolving Social Problems in terms of
their potential to apply social economy tools (methods and
approaches), as well as for developing recommendations for
reforming the social assistance system in order to incorporate the
principles of social economy.
Civil Society Development Foundation (FRSO) –is
responsible for setting up sessions of the Seasonal Social Economy
School, facilitating the creation of social economy consulting
teams, providing technical support to selected social economy
organizations, and for facilitating cooperation with the business
Klon/Jawor Association (KLON) –) – maintains a
database of social economy organizations, coordinates quantitative
and qualitative studies of the social economy sector (including
monitoring of and support to 50 social economy projects and 10
local communities selected as case studies in the project), drafts
social economy manuals and is administering the portal www.ekonomiaspoleczna.pl.
The Małopolska School of Public Administration Cracow
University of Economics (MSAP) – initiating post-graduate
studies in social economy, establishing a regional social economy
centre for the region of Malopolska, leading demonstrative projects
in Malopolska region, publishing a quarterly about SE.
The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
(MPiPS) – is working on the inclusion of social economy
principles to strategic social policy documents of the central
government and is looking for good social economy practices for
inclusion into National Action Plan for Social Integration/National
Social Security/Protection Strategy.
Network of Information and Support for Non-governmental
Organizations SPLOT (SPLOT) – is responsible for running
regional social economy information centres and is analysing the
cooperation between social economy organizations and the local
governments (the “Cooperation Barometer” Survey)
United Nations Development Program Representation in the
Republic of Poland (UNDP) – is involved
in working out a system of social economy indicators, promotes the
social economy under the Global Compact Initiative by establishing
cooperation with the business sector.
The Project is supported by the European Social Fund
under the EQUAL Initiative of the European Union.