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Social economy in Romania. Preliminary approach

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Autori: Arpinte, D.; Cace, S.; Cojocaru, S.

Editorial: Volume: 31 , p.Pages: 64-, 2010.


During the past 20 years, social economy became a subject of interest because
its organisations had to assume an increasing role in the production and supply of
social goods and services of public interest. In Romania, although forms of social
economy existed for a very long time in society, we can not speak of an institutionally
or juridical determined area, with actual outputs. This study5 shows the
stage of social economy development taking into consideration three forms of
social economy which are present in Romania: the cooperatives, the non-governmental
organisations and the mutual aid organisations. The three types of organisations
have a low potential for social economy activities. There is no specific
legislative framework which to encourage the development of social economy
activities, while the availability of the public institutions to support the organisations
addressing the vulnerable groups is very limited. The cases in which the
three forms of social economy address directly the higher employment of the
disadvantaged groups are rather isolated. As a general characteristic, except for the NGOs, the other types of social economy organisations address indirectly the
disadvantaged groups, without any kind of coherent supply of services.

Cuvinte cheie: social economy, mutual aid, cooperatives, non-profit organisations, mutual aid organisations, vulnerable groups, social inclusion