Patrizia Bussi coordinates the European Network of Social Integration Enterprise (ENSIE), representing social enterprises and especially work integration social enterprises across Europe, aiming to contribute to sustainable development through different actions such as creating links between the job market and the social integration of disadvantaged risk-groups by improving their employment opportunities and productivity, and promoting the economic viability of social enterprises and the integration and reinforcement of their role in the general economic landscape.

In my engagement I am really satisfied when I see that concrete things happen. When you work at European level it’s very difficult to stay connected to the ground. ENSIE has an impact when the national legal, fiscal, political systems allow new work integration social enterprises to be created and existent work integration social enterprises to be sustainable.