Project Consortium

The Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) started the first work around Social Procurement in 2008, while the first “Buy Social” market development campaign was launched by Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) in 2012. Since then, the movement has continued to develop exponentially leading to this moment when 23 partners in 17 countries have joined forces to create the Buy Social Europe B2B project and initiative.


Meet the Consortium Partners:

Consortium Lead

Euclid Network - the European Social Enterprise Network (EN), European umbrella organisation for social enterprise support organisations (SESOs). Since 2007, EN has been implementing transnational and cross-border initiatives, performing research, creating visibility, advocating for and building SE(SO)s’ capacity, access to funding, markets and skills, as well as fostering networking and peer-learning across its members and partners. The EN consists of close to 50 SESO members across 29 European countries  and is active in 60+ countries. Members and partners include key leading national actors, networks, centres and representative bodies for social entrepreneurs and social innovators, universities, research centres, incubators, accelerators and social funds, representing 100,000+ civil society and social enterprise organisations across Europe.

EN’s mission is to support the development of local, regional, national and international social enterprise and social innovation ecosystems, markets and leading SESOs in Europe and neighbouring countries. This is in order to increase opportunities and remove barriers for social entrepreneurs and social innovators to scale their positive impact and play a key role in paving the way for a new, just, and green economy. 

International Core Partners

Expert Advisory Board

National Country Partners

Participating Countries/Markets

Funding Partners

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One of the main goals for the Buy Social Europe B2B project is to directly improve the transactional partnerships and  cooperation between social economy organisations and mainstream enterprises. 

The Buy Social Europe B2B project is co-funded by ‘Mainstream Enterprises’.

This is on top of the available grant in EU-funding allocated under the call SMP-COSME-2022-BUYSOCIALB2BMARKET-01. Partners involved are also co-funding their activities to at least 10% of the total budget.

However, more can be done with extra funding. If you are interested in getting involved and being part of the move towards more sustainable procurement, please do contact us.