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Towards the strengthening of SSE ecosystems at all levels: Co-construction of public policies for the promotion of SSE, and advocacy strategies and tools from local to global.

On Tuesday 14th of December, RIPESS members and other SSE actors from around the world got together to exchange on advocacy strategies and collaboration with local, national and international policymakers for co-constructing public policies to strengthen SSE ecosystems around the world. The Director of the Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation, Carme Gual, together with Shigeru …

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How SSE initiatives contribute to achieving the SDGs in the post-Covid context

  MESSAGE FROM OUR JOINT COORDINATION   RIPESS participated in the RIO+20 meeting in 2012 when the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) process was launched. From 2012 to 2015, we advocated for the inclusion of Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) in the SDGs by showing how SSE can provide an inclusive way forward towards their implementation. The …

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RIPESS 2021-2023 strategic orientations: Strengthening SSE solutions and Advocating for a more transformative impact

SSE grassroots networks and their members across all continents are playing a key role in overcoming the Covid19 challenges and showing their resilience and capacity to innovate. The challenge we are now facing is not how to build back pre-Covid socioeconomic structures, but rather how to build an alternative model of development, driven by the …

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Interview with Béatrice Alain regarding co-construction of public policies in Quebec

5 questions to Béatrice Alain, recently appointed Director of the Chantier de l’économie sociale, to better understand the co-construction of public policies and some SE specificities in Quebec 1/ Could you please introduce the Chantier? The Chantier was created in 1999, and was based on the need for different civil society actors and social economy …

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The C.I.T.I.E.S Project in preparation

The World Forum on Social and Solidarity Economy, GSEF2016, took place in Montreal last September (2016) under the following slogan “Local Governments and actors of the Social Economy. Allied for the development of smart and sustainable cities“. The GSEF concluded with a Declaration, and also with the announcement of the creation of the CITIES project, International Centre for Innovation and knowledge …

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First contact with the Canadian Federal Government to support SSE at an international level

Last January 20, Béatrice Alain from the Chantier de l’économie sociale du Québec, Michael Toye and Yvon Poirier, respectively Executive Director and International Delegate of the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet), had a meeting in Ottawa with the Deputy Minister of the International Development Ministry, Mr. Peter M. Boehm. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss Canada’s international …

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GSEF 2016, Montreal. A Social and Solidarity Economy Forum under the sign of cooperation between local groups and SSE´s actors.

Jason Nardi (RIPESS EU), Laure Jongejans (executive secretary RIPESS INT), Judith Hichman (Urgenci), Tetay RIPESS ASIA, Anna Leighton RIPESS LAC, Yvon Poirier RIPESS NA The World Forum on Social and Solidarity Economy took place at Montreal’s Conference Centre from 7 to 9 September. This third edition, jointly organized by the city of Montreal and the …