What is the social & solidarity economy in Luxembourg? A few facts about the social and solidarity economy in Luxembourg, and a new video & podcast.
In Luxembourg, the social and solidarity economy represents 8% of total domestic employment.
Since 2000, domestic employment in the social & solidarity economy has doubled.
In 2009, Luxembourg was one of the first countries to have a Ministry dedicated to Social and Solidarity Economy.
In 2013, a special body representing the sector was created: the Social and Solidarity Economy Union or Union Luxembourgeoise de l’Économie Sociale et Solidaire - ULESS.
In 2015, the Luxembourg presidency of the Council of the European Union made a priority of the social and solidarity economy.
In 2016, the law of 16 December 2016 establishing the social impact company and defining the social and solidarity economy entered into force.
In 2017, 6zero1 the first social enterprise incubator was set up by the government and the Foundation of the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.