Social Economy Europe is the EU-level representative organisation for the Social Economy. Social Economy Europe was set up in November 2000, under the name of CEP-CMAF.
Cooperatives, mutual societies, associations, foundations deemed it essential to establish a permanent dialogue on European policies that are of common interest. In November 2000, they set up the European Standing Conference of Cooperatives, Mutual societies, Associations and Foundations (CEP -CMAF ).
In January 2008, the CEP -CMAF changed its name into Social Economy Europe.
Social Economy Europe works in areas of common interest for its members and, acts in accordance with the principle of subsidiarity, ensuring the added value of the organisation’s actions.