Social Economy Europe

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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2015 - Dec 2015

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1 Fte (1)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Social Economy Europe   (SEE)

    EU Transparency Register

    078855521139-42 First registered on 21 Mar 2016

    Goals / Remit

    Social Economy Europe (SEE) is the EU-level representative organisation for the social economy. SEE members are the European organisations of mutual and cooperative insurers, non-profit healthcare players, health mutuals and health insurance funds; foundations, associations of general interest, work integration social enterprises, paritarian institutions of social protection, ethical banks and financiers, and the European Cities and Regions for the social economy. At national level, SEE represents the national social economy organisations of France (ESS-France), Italy (National Third Sector Forum), Portugal (CASES), Spain (CEPES) and of Belgium’s francophone regions (SAW-B).

    Social Economy Europe works in areas of common interest for its members and, acts in accordance with the principle of subsidiarity, ensuring the added value of the organisation’s actions.

    Our mission: to promote the economic and social inputs of social economy enterprises and organisations in Europe; To promote the role and values of social economy actors in Europe; To reinforce the political and legal recognition of the Social Economy and of its different forms of enterprises and organisations: cooperatives, mutual societies, associations, foundations, as well as newer forms like social enterprises, at the European level.

    Our vision: The Social Economy has a broad social foundation and conducts its activities in varied legal forms while demonstrating its competitiveness and its capacity to create sustainable growth and more cohesive, and cooperative societies.

    We believe in a more plural, democratic, cooperative and responsive economy; We believe that the Social Economy can contribute to face major social and environmental challenges, through social and environmental innovation.
    Social Economy demonstrates that another economy is possible.

    Main EU files targeted

    SEE has a deep engagement towards the following European policies: Single Market Strategy and general policies on internal Single Market, employment policies, European Pillar of Social Rights, entrepreneurship policies (Social entrepreneurship and social enterprises), EU legal framework for the social economy, public procurement, EFSI, European Social Fund and ERDF, industrial policies (re-industrialisation), energetic transition, Capitals Market Union and banking union. SEE also closely follow initiatives such as the Youth Employment Initiative and the Youth Guarantee and the Recommendation to the Member States on the integration of long-term unemployed into the labour market.


    Head Office
    Boulevard Charlemange 74
    Brussels 1000
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 19 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Rosario González Vidal 12 Apr 2016 08 Oct 2016
    Mr Juan Antonio PEDREÑO FRUTOS 06 Apr 2016 05 Apr 2017
    Mr Victor MESEGUER 06 Apr 2016 05 Apr 2017

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Mr Víctor Meseguer (Director of SEE)

    Person with legal responsibility

    Mr Juan Antonio Pedreño (President of SEE)

  • Categories


    II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    None declared

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2015 - Dec 2015

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    Other financial info

    Financing sources of SEE come from its member's fees and contributions

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Representatives also working for some of SEE’s members are currently members of the Commission's Expert Group on social entrepreneurship (GECES), after a renewed call for applications was made in February 2015 to select new non-public members for the group.


    SEE participates and contributes to the Employment Structured Dialogue

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Social Economy Europe is the organisation in charge of the secretariat of the European Parliament's Social Economy Intergroup. Created in 1990, permanently for 24 years, the Social Economy Intergroup of the European Parliament has a positive track record. The Social Economy Intergroup was officially re-launched on 26th of January 2015, thanks to the support of more than 80 MEPs from 6 different political groups.

    The European Parliament's Social Economy Intergroup main purposes are:
    To promote exchanges of views on EU policies linked to social economy issues; To provide regular opportunities for dialogue between MEPs, social economy sector, the European Commission, civil society representatives and other stakeholders;To ensure that EU institutions take into account the social economy and its actors whilst developing its policies; To promote the development of Social Economy in the EU, and unlock it’s potential to contribute to inclusive growth, jobs creation and social and environmental innovation.

    The European Parliament's Social Economy Intergroup organises public hearings to exchange views with the different European institutions and with the social economy organisations about interesting topics, challenges or issues for the social economy.

    Communication activities

    As the organisation in charge of the Secretariat of the European Parliament's Social Economy Intergroup, SEE has contributed to numerous public hearings on the following issues -among other: Partnerships between public procurement and the social economy (17/3/16); High quality Job creation by the social economy (12/1/16); employment and social convergence between Member States; financing instruments for the social economy (25/06/15); promoting legal frameworks for social economy enterprises and organisations (23/09/15); etc.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    1 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 20 Jan 2017 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Social economy in Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Marianne Thyssen
      Portfolio Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility
      • Marianne Thyssen (Commissioner)
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