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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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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. They plan to jointly consider how a shared programmme to formalize a framework of actions and strengthen the annual report on SSE National policy. Thus… Read more »

Visit to the Seoul Social Economy Center


By Yvon Poirier Besides the December 19 GSEF Forum, the 5-day visit was interesting in many regards. I had the opportunity to visit the Seoul Social Economy Center and other local projects such as the Marche@. The Seoul Innovation park was set up by the Seoul Metropolitan Government in 2013. The buildings serve as a… Read more »

Joining an innovative partnerships conference in Seoul to report the GSEF 2016 outcomes


GSEF hosted an international conference on innovative partnerships for fostering SSE in Seoul. The conference was organised as a follow up forum to the GSEF2016 Montreal to report the outcomes of GSEF2016 and to discuss its significance. Diverse aspects of partnerships were discussed through the round tables, keynote speeches and special lectures. UN-NGLS (Hamish Jenkins,… Read more »

Annual Colloquium of the SSE interUniversity Network (RIUESS) in Marrakech


  The Cadi Ayyad University in Marrakech and the University of Haute-Alsace are organizing the annual Colloquium of the Inter University Network of Social and Solidarity Economics (RIUESS) in Marrakech from the 22nd to the 24th of May 2017. This is the first meeting with partners in North Africa. The theme chosen jointly by the two organising… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »