The Social Economy Observatory 21, OES21, an organism promoted by the Blanquerna foundation and Clade business group, was created in 2018 in order to provide the social economy sector with a new instrument. Essentially, OES21 is born with the mission to generate knowledge about social economy so that its positioning in society is enhanced. And ultimately, the observatory wants to bring the attention to the importance of social economy in the light of the challenges posed by the evolution of the economy and society nowadays. The project has a distinctive mission: to integrate all social and economic agents who support knowledge transfer to provide new contents through the analysis and research on social economy business, such as cooperatives, foundations or associations, all of which have a long-established tradition in Catalonia.
OES21 believes that the best way to accomplish its objectives is to adopt a long-term vision in order to identify the challenges faced by social economy beforehand, and, also, to advocate suggestions for dealing with the above challenges.