Social economy entities and its eco-system in different European countries.

  • Witold Mandrysz Institute of Sociology, University of Silesia in Katowice
  • Kazimiera Wódz Institute of Sociology, The University of Silesia in Katowice
Keywords: social economy and social capital; community, community work and community development; community based social economy; local governance and local social policy; cooperation and social innovations



This study presents comparative analysis of the findings  of the international research project RESCuE project – Patterns of Resilience during Socioeconomic Crises among Households in Europe (VII UE FP). Presentation of differences and similarities in defining and understanding of concept of social economy and its background in different European countries should help to identify and understand kind of patterns of Social Economy presented in second part of the paper. This patterns and its background creates a frame for eco-system of SE entities in every country. Fieldwork findings (conducted in partner countries) presents every day practice of social economy entities in researched communities and their specific ecosystems of relations, dependencies, reciprocities and how this factors influence on individual, households and communities resilience. It also gives an opportunity to present advantages and limitations of specific entities acting in given ecosystems based on legal, socio-political and cultural background.


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Capucha, L., Calado, A. & Estêvão, P. (Portugal)
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Serrano, A., Revilla, J. C. & Garcia M., (Spain)
Tennberg, M, Vola J. & Vuojala-Magga T. (Finland)
Wódz, K., & Mandrysz, W., (Poland)
How to Cite
Mandrysz, W., & Wódz, K. (2019). Social economy entities and its eco-system in different European countries. Review of Applied Socio-Economic Research, 18(2), 58-72. Retrieved from