The MESSE Video

Get to know the MESSE project, the partners behind the project and their work by watching the MESSE video.

The main objective...

... of the MESSE project is reinforcing and improving the effectiveness of regional policies in supporting and promoting socially responsible economic development, through identification, analysis, benchmarking and dissemination of best practices in legal, tax and operational instruments adopted by public authorities for enhancing the Social Economy. Within the newly proposed Europe 2020, the European Parliament has identified a need to promote the development of this sector, via the strengthening of the cooperation between public institutions, social enterprises and for profit companies.




"From waste to wow!"

On last 20th of May the three winners of the European Social Competition prize were announced in Brussels by Commissioner Michel Barnier.
1,254 project were submitted to the jury within this second edition of the competition, almost twice more than last year, demonstrating that Europe is plenty of new ground-breaking ideas to create new types of work and address social needs.
The three winning ideas were selected within 30 semi-finalist and awarded with 30,000 € each to further develop in the future months.



MESSE inspires social entrepreneurs.

MESSE has been recently quoted by the Interreg IVC Programme as one of the financed projects mostly involved in supporting social enterprises in their development paths.

Our good practices, analysis on Public Procurement Procedures and state of the art on social entrepreneurship have been described as useful tool to inspire other regions in boosting and support thier social economy sector.