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Praia Manifesto, a commitment to an Inclusive and Sustainable Local Economic Development (LED)

The major international networks of Social and Solidarity Economy and Finance (SSEF) commit to an Inclusive, Resilient, Low Carbon and Sustainable Local Economic Development (LED). Meeting in Praia, Cabo Verde, on the occasion of the 4th World Forum for Local Economic Development, the SSE International Forum, the Global Fund for Cities Development-FMDV, the Global Social …

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Mesoamerican And Caribbean Forum On Solidarity-Based Finances, Costa Rica, April 2017

Between April 18th and 19th, the Mesoamerican and Caribbean Forum “Solidarity Finance: an instrument for development” was held in San José, Costa Rica, with the participation of 300 representatives from different sectors of from American and European associations, academia and public institutions. Among the objectives of the forum was to analyze the design of public …

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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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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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Participation At The International Conference INAISE 2016 – Round Table About « The International Networks : Convergence, Opportunities, Challenges »

The International Association of Investors in the social economy (INAISE) held its annual conference in Montreal, May 11-13 May. About 180 participants were present. This association includes various types of institutions of social and solidarity finance on an international level, ranging from cooperative financial institutions such as the Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins, Banca Etica in …

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Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) and Financing for Development (FfD) – A concept note about FfD, Yvon Poirier, RIPESS Board of Directors

Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) and Financing for Development (FfD): A concept note Yvon Poirier –RIPESS Board of directors, March 16, 2015 NB. This note is a slightly revised version of a paper prepared for the Steering Committee for the CSO – UNGA hearings on FfD held in New York on April 9th. The considerations in …

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