The first workshop of the series #DiesisPolicyLab focused on the Western Balkans region and how in joint efforts, we can strengthen Social Economy (SE) ecosystem and make regional collaboration a reality.

Partners Albania and other Diesis Network members, organisations supporting social enterprises from Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Bosnia & Herzegovina, together with the representant of DG Near at European Commission led the conversation and discussed the state of play of Social Economy in the region, both in the light of Covid-19 and the EU-Western Balkans relations.

As part of her discussion, Partners Albania Director Juliana Hoxha shared some recommendations for the European Commission regarding funding schemes that include Albania, to be more accessible, diverse and inclusive for all types of social enterprises operating in Albania.

More on the #DiesisPolicyLab workshops aiming to bring two worlds closer together: the policy-makers and social economy actors active at the grassroot level, visit http://www.diesis.coop/