Policy brief on social incubation in Cyprus
Social enterprises are developing and gaining importance in the EU. However, there is no unified framework for social enterprises and social businesses, and due to their diversity in terms of legal structures and frameworks, activities, financing etc., their advancement remains a challenge. In particular, in Cyprus, the general public lacks basic knowledge and understanding of what social enterprises are and what they do, while the lack of specific legislation and regulations create gaps in what entities are considered as social enterprises in Cyprus.
The main subject of the Policy brief on social incubation in Cyprus is to provide a framework for the legislation and policy landscape of social entrepreneurship, and to offer key policy recommendations that will enable the development of social businesses in the island. At the basis of the brief stays the study Model of social incubation in Cyprus.