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OECD Survey on Youth and Social Enterprises

The OECD wants to better understand the opportunities and challenges faced by youth-led social enterprises – and how current and future policies could better support them.

OECD experts want to know about youth experience with social enterprises, trying to start one. Data gathered from this survey will be used for a forthcoming report on youth-led social enterprises, helping to inform approaches to nurture and scale up their emergence and growth.

Fostering youth-led social enterprises

Fostering youth-led social enterprises has the double benefit of providing youth with jobs while allowing youth to have an impact on society. Policy makers in many countries and regions have recognised the potential of social enterprises to drive positive social outcomes and are now developing new policies, legislation and strategies to support social enterprise development.

To capitalise on the transformative power of youth-led social enterprises, it will be important for policy makers to consider the specific needs and potential of young entrepreneurs when designing these policies so that strategies do not just create jobs but also enable youth to be actors of the future.

Deadline: 15 November 2021

This research is being conducted in the framework of OECD Global Action “Promoting Social and Solidarity Ecosystems” with funding from the European Union.


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