Jean-Christophe Burkel, PhD, is the managing director of the Union luxembourgeoise de l’économie sociale et solidaire (ULESS). ULESS aims to defend and to promote the interests of the social and solidarity economy, a fast-growing sector in Luxembourg. Jean-Christophe Burkel is deeply involved in the development of the social economy at the international level as official member of the European Commission Expert Group on Social Entrepreneurship, advocating for the establishment of satellite accounts for the social economy. Since 2016, Jean-Christophe Burkel also serves as board member of the first incubator for social economy enterprises in Luxembourg, namely « 6zero1 ».