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Diesis is a non-profit European Research and Development Service for the Social Economy,
Cooperatives, and participative Enterprises situated in Bruxelles.


DIESIS’ mission is to support the development of the social economy, and in particular
cooperatives, social enterprises and worker-owned enterprises, in Europe and in the wider world,
through the implementation of knowledge-based activities, such as training, project design,
consultancy and advisory services, technical assistance and research.

DIESIS members represent a network of thousands of enterprises all over Europe.

DIESIS is part of GECES, the European Commission’s expert group on social entrepreneurship that
assists the EC in the implementation of the Social Business Initiative.

DIESIS works in partnership with European thematic networks and platforms such us ETUC,
REVES, Social Economy Europe, EMES. It is also part of the CECOP. DIESIS express also the
Thematic Expert of the ESF Social Economy Network, that assists MSs on the transnationality
aspects of ESF.

Furthermore DIESIS has been selected to take part in the European Migration Forum, organised by
the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee, a platform for
dialogue between civil society and the European institutions on issues relating to migration, asylum
and the integration of third-country nationals.

DIESIS is a founding member of the ProEFP Network, a network of organisations representing
different typologies of interest: business, labour, social economy, academics and research,
consultancy and advocacy. They all share a common idea: economic democracy can make the
European free market a more democratic space.

DIESIS is co-founder of the European Alliance for Responsible Tourism and Hospitality (EARTH),
the first European Network created by experts of responsible tourism.

It has different field of actions like: European social fund technical assistance; social dialogue,
employee involvement, employees’ financial participation; migration; responsible tourism;
education and vocational training, youth employment

At the moment DIESIS are investigating how social enterprise can contribute in creating sustainable
food system. The research is trying to realise a mapping of existing good practices about social
enterprise involved in sustainable food system in Europe.

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