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Who we are

Who we are

mise à jour 07 avril 2021

ENABLING NEW FORMS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The role of Avise is to enable the development of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) and social innovation in France by providing project owners with resources and helping to build a supportive ecosystem.

Created in 2002, Avise is a non-profit agency working with public and private sector organisations committed to serving the public interest.
Avise is involved at each stage of the life cycle of an SSE enterprise from its initial creation right through to the maximisation of its social impact, by producing tools, managing communities of local bodies and setting up specific support schemes.

In addition to its role in fostering the development of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE), Avise has been an intermediate body for the European Social Fund (ESF) at national level since 2004. This involves funding initiatives aiming to create, safeguard and develop jobs in the SSE based on calls for projects.