RREUSE comments on the effectiveness of the ESF in promoting social inclusion

RREUSE comments on the effectiveness of the ESF in promoting social inclusion

RREUSE responded to a recent call for the evaluation of the effectiveness of the ESF  in promoting social inclusion, combatting poverty and discrimination (over the period 2015- 2018). A call was put out for members to respond before the closing date of the 19.12.19. The next public consultation on the evaluation of the support to education by the ESF can be found here. RREUSE members may have particular experience promoting lifelong learning, supporting vocational […]

Vision for a New Fashion Season: Social and Circular

Vision for a New Fashion Season: Social and Circular

Each EU citizen consumes a staggering 26 kg of textiles per year on average with the textile supply chain responsible for 15 % of primary raw material consumption of EU households[i]. The ‘fast fashion’ phenomenon shapes the way we consume clothes and has soared per capita sales[ii]. Overconsumption and insufficient regulation on circularity has led to increased volumes of low quality textiles, unfit for re-use let alone recycling. With textiles […]

A Green and Inclusive Deal?

The newly released “European Green Deal” contains a palpable sense of support for improved social inclusion in a green and just transition but lacks urgency and detail on exactly how the EU proposes to implement such change. The deal, referring to “new business models”, fails to explicitly mention the role of existing sustainable entities such as social enterprises active in re-use and repair already providing up-skilling, jobs and training to […]

Joint statement: Social enterprises as an integral part of the fair, green and circular transition in Europe

Every day in Europe, 2.8 million social economy enterprises employing some 19.1 million people are dedicated to solving societal challenges whilst running a sustainable business. All in all, this accounts for some 6.3% of the total paid workforce in Europe.1 Unlike traditional businesses, social enterprises create revenues and profits that are directly re-invested into up-skilling, innovative jobs and training opportunities. By working towards an inclusive and circular economy with a […]