About us

Towards a social Europe…

The European Network for Social Innovation and Solidarity (ENSIS) brings together local, regional, national and Europe-wide organisations within the social sector (whether professionally-staffed or based on volunteers) as well as not for profit initiatives, committed to a collective solidarity and wishing to develop a social Europe through programmes of social innovation. Individuals can support ENSIS’ ideas by becoming associate members. Sponsors as well as through donations and legacies.

 Our Aims and Ideas

  • Visibility of political ideas

Social sector organisations within ENSIS wish to give visibility on the European stage to their policy proposals – which are directed towards a social Europe firmly based on solidarity.

  • Exchange of good practice

ENSIS members wish to share their experience through specific examples of good practice – and to promote innovative actions based on solidarity, through common projects, seminars, education and training. Notably this includes coordinating the implementation of EU-funded projects on behalf of member organisations.

  • Solidarity activities

ENSIS wishes to bring about a social Europe based on solidarity – through projects in common with other networks, through civil society initiatives, together with trade unions and supporters of our network.