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1 BFSE Recommendations A proposal for a common template Dorotea Daniele, Facilitator

2 Targets of recommendations European institutions: mainly European Commission (DG EMPL, DG ENT, DG MARKT, DG REGIO) but also EP, EESC, Committee of Regions ; ESF Managing Authorities at national and regional level; Social economy (umbrella organisations at EU, national and regional level, support structures, networks); Banks and financial institutions

3 The structure of the recommendations Background information to justify the recommendation (1 page max) Recommendations and sub- recommendations (in bullet points) Concrete case (short and lively description of a practical example related to the recommendation)

4 Recommendations to EU institutions Background information: main relevant EU regulations, strategies and documents that are related to the recommendation (e.g. Social Business initiative, EC communications, Toia Report, etc.) Recommendations and sub-recommendations: what the EU should do - common recommendations of the BFSE network and specific recommendations for each strand Concrete case: example from network countries or from other MSs to explain better how social economy help to provide answers and solutions

5 Recommendations to ESF managing authorities Background information: main relevant ESF regulations (present programming period ad next – if possible), OPs and other ESF documents that are related to the recommendation Recommendations and sub-recommendations: what the ESF managing authorities should do directly and how they can influence other relevant public authorities (e.g. ministries, regions, public procurement office, etc.) - common recommendations of the BFSE network and specific recommendations for each strand Concrete case: example of ESF funded initiative from network countries or from other MSs to explain better how social economy helps to provide answers and solutions

6 Recommendations to Social Economy Background information: relevant data on SE, needs and problems to tackle that justify the recommendation Recommendations and sub-recommendations: what SE organisations should do directly and how they can influence other relevant actors (both public and private) - common recommendations of the BFSE network and specific recommendations for each strand Concrete case: concrete example of successful lobbying of SE

7 Recommendations to banks and financial institutions Background information: relevant data on finance for SE, needs and problems to tackle that justify the recommendation Recommendations and sub-recommendations: what banks and financial institutions should do directly and how they can influence other relevant actors (both public and private) - common recommendations of the BFSE network and specific recommendations for each strand Concrete case: concrete example of financial institutions operate for social economy from network countries or from other MSs

8 Recommendations to EU institutions - example 1 Background information: social business initiative, 2020 strategy Recommendations and sub-recommendations to all EU institutions General recommendation: Promote social enterprises as a tool for innovation Concrete case: an example of social innovation in social enterprises, e.g. a social enterprise working in renewable energy

9 Recommendations to EU institutions - example 2 Background information: present EU regulations on PP, green paper on PP reform, BFSE response to consultation, Recommendations and sub-recommendations: to DG MARKT (but also DG ENT and EMPL for support) and EP General recommendation: Promote PP opportunities for SEs in the new regulations Sub-recommendations: clarify use of social clauses by law e.g. by providing examples like an open catalogue of social clauses that can be used by MS;

10 not only life-cycle costs, but also social accounting should be taken into account in procurement processes; develop contract performance clauses that take social considerations into account (rather than loosening the link with the subject matter of the contract); encourage social innovation in MS, e.g. through exchange of good practices, particularly successful technical specifications or sets of award criteria; social services should be recognised as a local issue and not one of international competition. They should therefore be excluded from the directives scope or be subject to directives only on a very limited scale (some countries find the room for them up to EU threshold using negotiation without the prior publication);

11 include recommendations on quality standards of social services and the stakeholders or bene­ficiaries involvement in service provision, monitoring and evaluation; to safeguard quality and continuity of services, either limit the weight which contracting authorities can give to the price while identifying economically most advantageous offer (MEAT) or introduce a third possibility of award criteria apart from the lowest price and MEAT; reservation of a share of contracts for social services for non- profits & social economy (below/above threshold?). Concrete case: reserved tenders in IT and BE, etc. (?)

12 Issues to discuss Are general recommendations too general? Any further target groups ? How many recommendations ? How many concrete example (one or more per recommendation)? Format of recommendation (attractive message vs. technical approach) How do we proceed?

13 Thank you for your attention


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