The Research Workshop “Towards an enabling ecosystem for social enterprises”, organized within the framework of the COST Action “Empowering the next generation of social enterprise
scholars” (Empower-SE)1 was held at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work in February 2020. The event was built around research results produced under the COST Empower-SE Working Group 3 (WG3). The main focus of WG3 is to encourage and support the development of a discussion forum among researchers and stakeholders from different countries, sharing the same interest in exploring and supporting social enterprises development. The aim of the workshop was to facilitate a vivid dialogue between stakeholders and researchers on the complex topic of social enterprise development and scaling. The specific objective of WP3 was to equip major social enterprises stakeholders with policy research information regarding the structure and evolution of social enterprise ecosystems.