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An international Knowledge Hub on SSE and the SDG’s under preparation, UN TASK FORCE SSE


On April 25th, the United Nations Inter-Agency Taskforce on Social and Solidarity Economy adopted a proposal to create a SSE Knowledge Hub for the SDGs. This project is the direct result of the Taskforce Seminar held in Rome on November 4, 2016. The Knowledge Hub (KH) will have two purposes. First of all, the KH… Read more »

RAESS has a new permanent secretary


In order to speed up the development of a truly inclusive African dynamic based on the exchange of practice, both South/South and North/South, as we as to enhance the strategic positioning of RAESS in terms of human development, the network recently recruited Mamadou Seydou Diallo. He is a specialist in local development issues, as well as in… Read more »

RIPESS, an associate partner for the 4th world Forum of Local Economic Development (LED), Cape Verde, October 2017


  The 4th World Forum of Local Economic Develaopment (LED) will be held at Praia, Cabo Verde, from October 17 to 20, 2017. After previous meetings in Seville, Spain (2011), in Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil) in 2013 and in 2015 in Turin, Italy. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Local Economic Development as a… Read more »

Declaration on gender equity in SSE


Following a working group on women and the SSE at the FIESS in 2011, a two-year project on women entrepreneurs in the SSE that took place from 2014 to 2016 and the results of the working group on women and the SSE that convened for the 2016 Global Social Economy Forum, the Chantier de l’économie sociale adopted… Read more »

New report documents emerging solidarity economy movement in Massachusetts


  A solidarity economy movement is emerging from lower-income communities of color in Massachusetts. This movement aspires to transform capitalism—as we know it—into a world rooted in values of democracy, justice, and sustainability. These dreams arise from those making Black Lives Matter, from immigrant workers making poverty wages, from ex-prisoners locked out of the mainstream… Read more »

UniverSSE 2017 aims at gathering SSE initiatives in Europe. They need your support!


  UniverSSE 2017 Congress: no one left behind! This campaign aims to collect money in order to cover travel and accommodation expenses for members of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) groups that are going to participate in the UniverSSE 2017 Congress. UniverSSE 2017 is the 4th European Congress for Social Solidarity Economy that will take… Read more »

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,… Read more »

The link between the SSE and the Sustainable development Goals – Latin America


  As part of the 2030 Agenda implementation, and taking into account that the basis for achieving all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires to switch the current economic model, RIPESS-LAC highlights the direct link between these objectives and the social and solidarity economy (SSE). The SSE is part of the response that is currently… Read more »