The Chambre Régionale de l’Economie Sociale Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (CRESS-PACA) is a non-profit organization created in 1986 and recognized by the State as public utility. Main activities include promoting social economy and entrepreneurship, observatory, political lobbying, economical studies, social innovation. It has a permanent team of 8 people (director, project managers, administrator) and is otherwise volunteer-run, representing the social economy landsape in the region.