Social Firms Europe CEFEC works on a continuous basis to carry out and build on research into both the existence of Social Firms and social co-operatives and to help evidence and prove their impact.

Some of the research carried out to date include:

The Linz Appeal
Why should there be more Social Firms for disabled and disadvantaged people across Europe?

The ‘Linz Appeal’ Part A1 and Part A2 and Part B present the collective experience of the Social Firms Europe CEFEC members with recommendations for how the growth of Social Firms can be encouraged. The Part B has been updated in 2023.

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