Last year, the Slovenian Ministry of Economic Development and Technology collaborated with the OECD on a study analysing the state of social entrepreneurship in Slovenia. The findings of the report were presented at an online event attended by representatives of the OECD, the Ministry, the University of Ljubljana and other stakeholders.
The panellists agreed that Slovenia is on the right track to take the social economy to the next level. Strengthening cooperation between all stakeholders is key, as this is the only way to develop the entire social economy ecosystem. We need to strengthen the support environment, facilitate knowledge acquisition and ensure wider promotion of social entrepreneurship in Slovenia. The full report is available in English: https://oe.cd/il/se-slovenia.
Measuring social impact is also very important. A national methodology for measuring social impacts is being developed and it will lay the foundations for systematic monitoring and measurement of social impact. Measuring social impact is a complex task that not many organizations implement. There is a lack of a standardised and uniform measurement methodology that would allow for easy measurement and reporting and would not impose an excessive administrative burden on organisations. The aim of developing a national methodology is to define in more detail the standards, criteria and indicators for measuring and monitoring the social impact generated by Slovenian social enterprises and to develop an applied model. The model will allow for self-assessment of social impact for reporting purposes of Slovenian social enterprises.