VISES - Valorisation de l’Impact Social de l’Entrepreneuriat Social


On June 1st 2017, a first main event was organized in Lille.

95 partners, funders and tester enterprises came together to better understand the project and its purpose, discuss and share views on issues linked to social impact and share the first feedbacks from the experimental phase.

To do so, we organized 5 workshops in the morning, each repeated twice, so that participants could attend 2 of them according to their interests.

The themes of the 5 workshops were :

Taking ownership of the issues behind the notion of social impact and take action ;

Co-creating evaluation indicators ;

Grounding stories on scientific competences ;

Establishing conditions conducive to research-action and co-creation ;

Learning how to choose between quantitative and qualitative indicators.

These 5 workshops in the morning allowed us to meet, and discuss with, the different types of actors taking part, more or less closely, in this major project. The debate was enriched by the perspectives of the tester enterprises and of the funding partners.

Afterwards, the afternoon was divided into two moments : a moment of informal mutual acquaintance and a moment of stocktaking on the first experiments with the tester enterprises ; how have they lived the analysis carried out within them as part of our "research-action" ?

The day allowed to focus the dialogue on the experimentation, an important step in our research-action, after having devoted
the year 2016 to the installation of concepts, the analysis of the situation and the creation of the methodology.

It was also an opportunity to build a community of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) enterprises on both sides of the border, bound by common values ​​and ideals, which particularly appreciate the cross-border nature of the project, allowing for multiple meetings between actors from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Nos principes clés

  1. S’adapter au monde de l’entreprise
  2. S’appuyer sur les forces existantes
  3. Prendre en compte la diversité des entreprises et des territoires
  4. Ecouter les attentes des partenaires

Valoriser l’impact social ...

c’est susciter l’engouement pour agir et entreprendre différemment et :

  • favoriser l’adhésion et l’implication de tous
  • inspirer la création d’activités
  • renforcer le soutien de partenaires publics et privés
  • inviter à revisiter l’existant pour optimiser l’utilité sociale

ConcertES est la concertation des organisations représentatives de l’économie sociale. ConcertES rassemble ainsi 17 fédérations d’économie sociale actives en Wallonie et à Bruxelles.