Definition: Strengthening the social economy (the third sector), in particular the services of interest to the community, with a focus on improving the quality of jobs
Theme D partnerships concentrate on creating opportunities in the social economy and span work in both urban and rural areas, and with groups and organisations resourcing many social sectors. This has involved work on local sourcing, research into social enterprise success factors, community work training and the development of social accounting tools. Products include website directories, waste and recycling relating to community enterprises, learning materials on children and play, a guide on how to make access to public procurement real for social firms, toolkits, websites, research, case studies, training courses and occupational standards and good-practice models.
ECOTEC Thematic update paper: Theme D
Theme D mainstreaming strategy