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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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Ripess actively involved in the UN Taskforce meeting in Rome: SSE as a means to implement the SDGs

Judith Hitchman, President of Urgenci, RIPESS member, and Yvon Poirier, vice coordinator of RIPESS, participated in the Symposium on “SSE AS A MEANS TO IMPLEMENT THE SDGs” (Sustainable Development Goals). The objective of the meeting was to share knowledge and thoughts about the future Action plan the UN Taskforce foreseen for 2017. The Position Statement Paper “Realizing the 2030 Agenda through Social and …

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RIPESS Searches For a Manager In Communication and Translation – part-time based in Barcelona

The RIPESS Board of Directors members met on last September in Montreal, and validated the need to recruit a Manager in Communication and Translation trilingual (english, spanish and french) to both enhance the visibility of RIPESS as regards international (internal and external) communication and support the work of the Executive Secretary, based in Barcelona. Read the …

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The SSE in The New Urban Agenda! – Habitat III Quito, 17 – 20 October 2016

The third United Nations Conference on housing and sustainable urban development (HABITAT III) took place in Quito, Ecuador, between the 17th and 20th of October, 2016, and welcomed more than 30 000 participants. Several members of RIPESS LAC were present, and carried our collective message forward in various side events. Solidarity economy is highly relevant …

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