ENSIE (European Network of Social Integration Enterprises), asbl, unites national and regional networks of Work Integration Social Enterprises (WISEs).
At the moment, ENSIE a.s.b.l. gathers 26 national and regional networks, representing 18 countries of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom) as well as in Serbia and Switzerland. All these networks pursue, in a manner adapted to local constraints, objectives of social integration of disfavoured publics. Together, they totalise some 2,400 Social Integration Enterprises, and more than 378,000 salaried persons.
ENSIE wants to contribute to a sustainable development within the European Union. This includes the following aspects:
- the job market and the social integration of disadvantaged risk-groups by improving their employment opportunities and productivity,
- the economic viability of work integration social enterprises and the reinforcement of their role in the general economic landscape,
- the promotion of equal opportunities while maintaining the strategy advocated by the European Union in terms of gender mainstreaming.
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