Making the most of a rising social economy for regeneration in deprived urban areas
Social economy and social enterprise should be increasingly faced as a trend that is already shaping the new post-crisis economic landscape. An increasingly mainstream feature, which goes far beyond aid and charity. Michael Porter´s concept of shared value or the emergence of a more social-oriented “Schumpeterian man” are given evidence on the need to revisit social enterprise as a tool in local development. From social enterprise as a category itself (the so called “third sector”) to a cross-cutting driver. This was a paper commissioned by SURE, the URBACT network on socio-economic rehabilitation in deprived urban areas.