Lesson 3 Legal and Regulatory Context

Green entrepreneurship appears to be existing under the “social entrepreneurship” umbrella, as far as legislation goes.

  • Every country in Europe has a framework for social entrepreneurship. The actors in the social entrepreneurship arena are all but a homogenous group, independent of being described by the Government, Academia, Institutions or different support structures.
  • Moreover, there is currently no overarching legal definition of social entrepreneurship or social enterprises. Nevertheless, social enterprises do have a range of different legal forms including joint-stock companies, cooperative economic associations, trading companies, not-for-profit associations and foundations

There seems to be a common understanding of the importance of entrepreneurial skills; which is why they’ve been listed in the RECOMMENDATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 18 December 2006 on key competences for lifelong learning (2006/962/EC) among the eight core skills.

  • The EU Green Deal – a roadmap to sustainable economies
  • The European Green Deal presents a roadmap for making the EU’s economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all. The European Green Deal aims to boost the efficient use of resources by moving to a clean, circular economy and stop climate change, revert biodiversity loss and cut pollution. It outlines investments needed and financing tools available, and explains how to ensure a just and inclusive transition. The European Green Deal provides an action plan, to boost the efficient use of resources by moving to a clean, circular economy and to restore biodiversity and cut pollution. It embraces various policy areas (compare timeline to the right).