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The Women’s March on Washington and the Coming of Age of Feminism

By Julie Matthaei, Wellesley College. First published on CommonDreams.org and URPE.org. Revised for RIPESS. For those who believe in equality and solidarity, and faced the outrage of Trump’s presidency, it was heartening to witness the Women’s March on Washington. The March represented a massive mobilization against Trump’s hate-mongering inequality agenda, and an important step forward in …

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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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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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A charter for CSAs in the USA and Canada!

The North American CSA community, taking a clue from the rapid growth of CSAs in new areas of the world (France, UK, all of Europe, China), is proposing the adoption of a CSA Charter that provides a definition of what CSA is all about. Together, regional networks and independent CSAs will launch the Charter on CSA Sign-up Day, February 24, …

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A charter for equality between women and men in SSE

The women of Quebec present a a draft Charter to the Chantier de l’économie sociale. Equality between women and men as a condition for the successful development of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) is a theme that has led several groups to take action and address the challenges of current inequalities. Accordingly, it would be highly recommended for …

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An intercontinental partnership between CECI, RENAPESS, ORFED and Quartiers du monde

At a first meeting, on 19 January 2017, CECI, RENAPESS, ORFED and Quartiers du Monde shared their actions, programs and agendas with the aim of identifying how to collaborate together. By taking advantage of the respective strengths and supporting the ESS from a gender perspective, they will jointly reflect on a common program to formalize a framework of actions to reinforce the annual …

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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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