Madrid’s Social Market shows its heart

On June 13 the Mercado Social de Madrid (MESM) (Social Market of Madrid) will unveil the data of the 2013-2014 Social Balance Sheet for the first time, to show whether the entities that constitute it really meet certain ethical, social and environmental criteria within the framework of their economic activity.

  • This exercise in transparency is carried out within the “Show your heart” campaign, and the results will inaugurate the III Feria de Economía Social y Solidaria (III Social and Solidarity Economy Fair).

  • Afterward there will be a guided visit through the Fair, which includes the participation of 120 different entities.


On June 13 and 14 the III Edition of the Fair organized annually by REAS (Red de Economía Alternativa y Solidaria) and the MESM will be held. The Social Balance Sheet data will be presented on the occasion of this fair, the only one in Madrid that brings together entities and cooperatives that work within the framework of the Social and Solidarity Economy. The data are based on various indicators that analyze whether an entity’s economic activity damages the environment or not, whether the cooperatives are organized in a horizontal manner, salary equality and gender policy, etc.

To conclude this press conference there will be a guided visit around the stands most representative of the Fería de Economía Social y Solidaria, which will include the opportunity to sample some of the products available.


This Social Balance Sheet is prepared by all the Social Markets currently in existence throughout Spain, to ensure consumers that the goods and services they offer really meet certain social, environmental and ethical criteria. Moreover, it serves to measure the scope of the Social and Solidarity Economy in Spain.

When and where?

Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 11.30 a.m. in the Taller de Matadero Madrid (Madrid Matadero Workshop, Paseo de la Chopera, Madrid).


The data presented are prepared by the Social Balance Sheet Commission of the Mercado Social de Madrid. The press conference is organized for communication of the III Social and Solidarity Economy Fair of Madrid.

Confirmation of attendance

Those media that wish to attend should notify the press office of their intention by sending an email to:


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