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RIPESS EUROPE’s Webinar: Public policies, the stake of the Solidarity Economy. Nov 24

RIPESS Europe and its members are actively investing in the co-construction of public policies at a national and European level, pursuing an objective of general interest and the development of the Social Solidarity Economy (SSE). Given the diversity of public policy frameworks in the territories and the different levels of consideration of the SSE in relation …

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A Charter For Developing Commons Of Data And Mapping

One of the earliest such maps was TransforMap, a project with origins in Austria and Germany that is using OpenStreetMap as a platform for helping people identify and connect with alternative economic projects. (…) As the varieties of maps proliferate, there is growing concern that the mapping projects truly function as commons and be capable of sharing …

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Be part of the UNIVERSSE 2017: call for ideas for the 4th European congress in Athens

Be part of the Universse 2017 Democratising Economy, Emancipating Society, Empowering Change The 4th European Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) Congress will take place in Athens on the 9/10/11th of June. Cooperatives, grassroots initiatives, SSE organisations, groups and people that work to promote and advance SSE from all over Europe will meet for the event. During the 3day Congress, we are …

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SSE in initial vocational education and training (IVET)

On November 30th 2016 in Rome the first meeting of the Erasmus+ project “SSEE Ivet” took place, aiming to promote the Social Solidarity Economy in Europe through an action research initiating an innovative study programme on initial and vocational training (IVET). It is about formulating and evaluating an SSE vocational training curriculum for young people who come out of the …

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Strengthening relationship with INAISE, a new working group on financing for SSE is born

Last December 9, the Leading Group on SSE organised a meeting to set up a working group to prepare documents and position papers, including preparing an international conference, possibly in 2018. Yvon Poirier, Vice-coordinator of Ripess, attended the meeting (held in Paris) by phone. RIPESS will share different documents written in the last years and …

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The Léman in the translocal perspectives: «Local currency from here and elsewhere»

If additional local currencies were already circulating in the 1930s in Europe and then in the years 1980-1990 in the Americas, it is undeniable that they are experiencing a renewed interest around the world, both as regards the effervescence of popular support and potentially for technological and economic development. The Geneva’s currency « The Léman » was …

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URGENCI, new RIPESS Board Member

Urgenci International, Community Supported Agriculture Network is proud to now be a designated member of the RIPESS Board. Today, Urgenci as the international network of national and regional networks, represent almost 3 million producers and consumers globally, and is present in all continents of the world.  The Urgenci´s membership is particularly strong in Asia, especially …

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