Can Brussels help invest in the different urgent social business solutions all over europe

In 2015 proof was furnished that Belgium had become one of the 4 most dangerous countries on the conteuint of europe as far as fututre of families and johs for young people are concerned

as a continent-wide hotbed for vested interests of top-down politicians,  ts structures its need to knowapproaches in such a way that it has become the favorite starting point for isis excursions into frnace - note not only novembers travel routes but the train journey that was only just saved from disaster

 when keynes last chapter oif general theory stated economits would prove to be the biggest danger to yout;;s sustainability (becaiuse their rules lock in whats  expeneintially possible out a place for a generation to come) he could barely have imnagined that europe would fight a world war  only to come up with beinbg goiverned by rotting brussel sprouts

of couse we have the worlds bad banking epicentres of switzerland and luxembourg, and we have a germany who has manipulated the economics of currencies and the financial misunderstandings of arrogant national banking heads into ponzi-scheme property investment  all over the rest of europe;--and the consequence: youth need to sacrifice their own livelihoods trapped by debts and causes of bailout die to the folly grandeurs of their elders- a europe designed ariound the vests of haggard infertile grandmothers as Francis told Strasbourg

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What Belgium searches contribute to 2010s= youh's most productive decade - eg social economy  , social impact bond

Youth Investment FALL 2012

EUROPE & NOBEL BIGGEST ERROR - Mindset of Economics and Peace as being Separate System Designs. Reference: Economist Boardroom remembrance of how top-down conventional wisdom destroys freedom of economics
Upcoming Celebrations of Microecomics- Scotland Yunus GCAL Chancellor; Japan 12000 live youth entrepreneur competition


Optimism of the greatest goals human are capable of can return. Reread The Economist's 1943 centenary biography if you doubt the power of journalism that celebrates human good. But only by ending destruction of youth's productivity everywhere : this now calls for an urgent bottom-up transformation of every worldwide market's systemic purpose- help vote for of the first 100 most purposeful investing in 2010s = youth's most productive decade


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.Expert silos- of which the most terrifying are economists whose compound models exclude peace as a value integrator - are putting not just sustainability of nations, but our whole human race at risk. Since my father at The Economist joined by Romano Prodi first campaigned for bottom-up Entrepreneurial Revolution in 1976, the design of globalisation and hyperconnectivity has spun ever more dismal top-down mistakes such as seen through Wall Street and Euro economics in West, and Aid whose transparent value chain mapping around the bottom-up has not yet begun to be collaboratively valued by the species of politician and economist whose fears monopolise the nightly news...

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Yunus 100/1

Yunus- 100/1 leaders of 2010s -youth's most productive generation

FREEMARKET Role - ACTION LEADER of 50 Most Exciting Concepts Youth Have Ever Dreame of Collaboratively Realising

What would world miss without Yunus

Yunus is globally most recognised as number 1 pro-youth economist and innovator of the most purposeful goals peoples can invest in. Yunus has noticed that western economists excluded society's most vital demands from every performance measure they compute- a very serious error given Keynes finding that increasing the world is ruled only by economics (ie nations and so youth's future sustainability doesn't exist separately from what global economics rules)

Historically Yunus' greatest innovations include:

Creating investment banks around 8 million of the world's poorest village mothers

Making their number 1 investment the ending of digital divides with everything that can be mobilised across 100000 village hubs of microentrepreneurs;

It turns out that the best banks for ending poverty are also the best banks for youth job creation everywhere

Helping Bangladesh youth be a leader in mobile technology's most purposeful uses, and sharing Asia's greatest sustainability solutions every community needs to freely replicate

What youth collaboration challenges is Yunus centre of

After 20 of my own interviews with dr Yunus (and another 20 by people sponsored by NM foundation as we circulated Yunus 2000 bookclub and 10000 dvd club) I have compiled a top 50 challenges that Yunus is looking for particular citizens and youth to originate and then share. He also wants a share in all the value this created to be invested back in his 8 million village mothers next entrepreneurial revolutions

The right hand column shows Norman Macrae foundations next collaboration actions around Yunus top 50chalenges. We compile ideas on what different cities could help Yunus lead at we welcome correspondence if you have ideas on how to help Yunus as one of top 100 leaders connecting net generation as the most productive time for youth to be alive

Please note at least 2 more of NM top 100 are Bangladeshi. However due to hostile politics we don't currently publish their goals.

Also please note more detailed cases are published in Journal of Social Business whose launch with 3000 leaders of Dr Yunus choice we committed to within 3 months of Norman's parting as our family's main commitment at Yunus weekend Scotland 4 July 2010

Norman Macrae Foundation next actions

latest mailbag on fall 2012 actions on how to help youth and yunus link together the net generation's 50 most productive projects than can benefit from


Y1 next meet 28 September 2012: Our family in Washington Washington DC is seeing if this capital can stage one of largest student entrepreneur competitions thru 2012-13 - current world leader Tokyo 12000 live youth competition; we also welcome opportunities to connect judge panels of all youth entrepreneur competitions

Y2 Paris September week 2 - we aim to co-host various NM remembrance parties during the number 1 millennium goals summit

4th quarter - we are looking to host remembrance parties with Japan and Chinese leaders of Norman's economic maps of Asia pacific century published in The Economist from 1975 on

Tell us yours next actions rsvp

Remembrance parties role of honor

1 boardroom the economist and microgreen's number 1 philanthropic network

2 S.African Mandela partners in virtually free university education coordinated around Taddy Blecher

3 Japan Embassy in Asia celebrating Bangladesh's first 40 years of revolutions in sustainability economics and grassroots networking

Help with shared diarues of yunus collaborations at and

link-billion green (eg solar biogas zero waste designs ) jobs www.grameengreen,com ; billion colaboration tech jobs ; billion community jobs (eg health education peace job-creating banks) - with norman macrae's (The Economist's) 1984 3 billion job compass for celebrating net generation productivity and millennium goal demands pictured below


sharing Yunus' 13 greatest gifts to peoples and planet -discuss

13 made charity sustainable, and aid bottom-up and wholly collaborative

12 demonstrated greatest sustainable investment club owned by world's poorest mothers -and economics lesson 101: no place or nation can grow unless capital taken from family's savings is invested in next generations productivity

11 clarified best privatization model promising the return to affordable (e)government and brilliant public service and borderless infrastructures

10 put youth at centre of exploring how net generation can be 10 times more produtive

by giving the entrepreneurial purpose of education back to youth

9 changed the valuation of media (and heroines) back to discovering and championing solutions to most life critical of needs

8 cracked entrepreneurial revolution challenge (The Economist 1976)- how each global market sector can be feed to value its greatest multi-win purpose by partners in transparent mapmaking

7 showed business and society models for scaling most exciting service franchises as community-owned and open sourced'

6 inspired the greatest experiments ever envisioned with mobile tech and grassroots networks of innovation hubs

5 made the peoples active participation in millennium goal possibilities joyfully cross-cultural and accessible worldwide (ie both local and global staged). This includes the 170 year-long goal of economic journalism: end youth being born into hunger/poverty.

4 empowered human beings to breakthrough all the crises of compound risk and opportunity that von neumann had foreseen as our generation's responsibility for all future generations

3 restored the hippocratic oaths of economists and rule-making professional monopolies whom keynes, einstein, gandhi and montessori had foreseen as the greatest system8ic risk to the sustainability of our children's children everywhere

2 inspired 360 degree viewpoints on how uniting round girl power always offers peaceful escape routes even to the most fearsome hotspots that big brotherdom conflicts

1 helped youth and leaders collaborate in making the next 3 billion jobs -see

please contribute to the atlas! wash dc 1 301 881 1655 june 2012

Collaboration requests for summer 2012 at yunus facebook fan club include:

  1. help london celebrate yunus olympics 1 2
  2. help new york sing for hope
  3. help paris converge millennium goals
  4. help mackey expose phony capitalism 1 2
  5. help yunus roadtour start usa university year encuraging professors to celebrate stidents who job create
  6. 6 help find 10000 youth with shared mindsets of yunus who can grow sustainable economies worldwide fateser than any 10000 bankers can collapse them

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Intro Leadership Quests by Nation:



  • France 1 2 3 4
  • Belgium 1 2
  • UK 1 2
  • Scotland 1 2
  • Spain 1
  • Germany 1
  • Austria 1

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 . Getting real  in 2012 about segmenting countries jobs: Germany needs to understand the advantages of being different from the rest of Europe not force what makes it economical on others; it also needs to get real about inviting other europeean nations to reduce their spends on defence while increasing its. UK needs to demand that those who help promote the olympics reduce spends on ads (the least economical media and collaborate in job creating media); it also needs to take Sir Ronald Cohen's lead in demonstrating how 100 billion dolars of charitable assets can actionably invest in youth now instead of maintain ivory towers. Spain needs to be led by Queen Sofia's love of youth job creation not politicians cutting investments in youth; Belgium as epicentre of the drive to m needs to join in partnerships which involve youth in searching out which social solutions to produce in which communities; France (with europe's portals to how microcredit and global partnering in sustainability) and scotland (with a love of nurses and girl power and journals search to renew community through celebrating social action: service by the people for the people ) can help belgium> Moreover, the dna of entrepreneurial revolution began with these auld allies in late 18th century and has been joyously renewed by these countries partnerships with dr yunus over the last 7 years. Austria can be an interesting mediator of potential conflicts between all of the above .

our 2011 diary is at

latest 2012 update appears to be - rsvp if you have later bookmarks


A significant proportion of Europe's economy is organised to make profits not only for investors. The so-called Social Economy, including cooperatives, mutual societies, non-profit associations, foundations and social enterprises, provides a wide range of products and services across Europe and generates millions of jobs. When policy-makers work to improve the business environment in Europe, they need to ensure that their efforts take account of the specific characteristics of enterprises, particularly SMEs, in the Social Economy.


Companies set up to make a profit for their owners are not the only form of enterprise.

In many areas of economic activity, groups of individuals have got together to set up their own structure to promote their own or general public interests. The basis of such structures is membership and solidarity.
Members vote on the direction the enterprise takes, and it then acts in their common interests. From the village farmers who set up a co-operative to market their produce more effectively, to the group of savers who set up a mutual-fund to ensure they each receive a decent pension, by way of charities and organisations offering services of general interest, the social economy touches a huge range of individuals across Europe.
There are more than 11 million jobs in the social economy across Europe, but membership of social economy enterprises is much wider, with estimates ranging as high as 160 million. Millions of members therefore depend on such enterprises in areas such as healthcare.

Social economy enterprises are characterised by a strong personal involvement of its members in the management of the company and the absence of seeking profits in order to remunerate shareholders capital.
Due to their specific way of doing business which associates economic performance, democratic operation and solidarity amongst members, they also contribute to the implementation of important Community objectives, particularly in the fields of employment, social cohesion, regional and rural development, environmental protection, consumer protection, and social security policies.

Social economy enterprises represent 2 million enterprises (i.e. 10% of all European businesses) and employ over 11 million paid employees (the equivalent of 6% of the working population of the EU): out of these, 70% are employed in non-profit associations, 26% in cooperatives and 3% in mutuals. Social economy enterprises are present in almost every sector of the economy, such as banking, insurance, agriculture, craft, various commercial services, and health and social services etc.

Social economy entities are enterprises - in the majority micro, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) - and, as such, they are part of the Commission's enterprise policy aiming at promoting enterprises, in general and more specifically SMEs, independently of their business form. The EU policy in this area aims at creating a favourable regulatory environment for social economy enterprises so that they grow and prosper alongside other enterprises.

The actions foreseen in the Small Business Act for Europe, adopted in June 2008 by the Commission, and designed to support all SMEs, also benefit social economy enterprises to face the challenges arising out of globalisation, rapid technological change and global economic downturn.

Common Characteristics of Social Economy Enterprises

  • They contribute to a more efficient market competition and encourage solidarity and cohesion.
  • Their primary purpose is not to obtain a return on capital. They are, by nature, part of a stakeholder economy, whose enterprises are created by and for those with common needs, and accountable to those they are meant to serve.
  • They are run generally in accordance with the principle of solidarity and mutuality and managed by the members on the basis of the rule of "one man, one vote".
  • They are flexible and innovative (they meet changing social and economic circumstances).
  • They are based on active membership and commitment and very frequently on voluntary participation.

Social Economy in the European Agenda

The economic and social significance of Social Economy enterprises is widely recognized.

Their importance is also growing in the face of new emerging needs. The aim of the Commission's policy towards "social economy" enterprises is to guarantee to them a level playing field in which they can compete effectively in their markets and on equal terms with other forms of enterprise, without any regulatory discrimination and respecting their particular principles, modus operandi, needs, particular goals, ethos and working style.

  • In December 1989 the Commission adopted a Communication on "business in Social economy sector". For several years up to 1998 various projects and activities were financed to promote the sector.
  • In 2000, the autonomous European Standing Conference (Conférence Européenne Permanente - CEP) of Co-operatives, Mutual societies, Associations and Foundations (CEP-CMAF) was created. Two representatives of the sector also have a seat on the Enterprise Policy Group. In 2008, the CEP-CMAF changed its name to Social Economy Europe.
  • The European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee, and the Committee of Regions have on several occasions pointed to the need for Community actions to take full account of the Social Economy's potential for economic growth, employment and citizen participation,
  • Social economy enterprises benefit from Community programmes aimed at helping SMEs, such as the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme.
  • As SMEs, they also benefit from specially targeted regional development funds and research programmes. In order to promote this special form of entrepreneurship, the Commission finances various projects in areas such as examining and reviewing legislation, identifying and sharing good practices, and collecting statistical data.

European Legislation

In 1992 the Commission submitted three proposals to the Council:

These three Regulations were accompanied by three similar Directives imposing the employees involvement in the decision making process of their European businesses.

In 2003 the Statute for a European Co-operative was adopted. The other two draft Regulations (and annexed Directives) were withdrawn in 2006 by the Commission due to lack of progress in the legislative process.

Events, projects and studies



Satellite Accounts for Cooperatives and Mutuals

A call for proposals "Satellite Accounts for Cooperatives and Mutuals" was launched in 2009 under the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP). The objective of the call is to develop reliable statistics on the cooperatives and mutuals at national and European levels by the establishment of satellite accounts, the updating, improving and/or adapting already existing satellite accounts and the development of transnational co-operation and exchange of experience and good practices. Nine proposals were received before the closing date and five of them were approved for financing. All projects have to be finished by 31/12/2010 and the results will be published in 2011. The projects are the following:

  1. Name: Satellite Accounts for Cooperatives and Mutuals
    Beneficiary:Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia
  2. Name: "Developing an information system of the Central Cooperative Union as a basis for the establishment of satellite accounts for cooperatives in Bulgaria"
    Beneficiaries: Central Cooperative Union; National Union of Workers' Productive Cooperatives and National Statistical Institute
  3. Name: Satellite Accounts for Cooperatives and Mutuals
    Beneficiary: CIRIEC section belge (
  4. Name: Satellite Accounts for Cooperatives and Mutuals
    Beneficiary: State Statistical Office (FYROM)
  5. Name: Satellite Accounts for Cooperatives and Mutuals in Spain
    Beneficiaries: National Statistical Institute and CIRIEC Spain


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