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What is Social Solidarity Economy?

Today, perhaps as never before, more people are becoming aware that capitalism has turned our lives and our planet into a commodity. A system that is environmentally unsustainable and socially unjust, and that it is not able to guarantee the happiness and dignified life conditions of all persons in any place on the planet.

Social Solidarity Economy includes a wide range of practices that span economic, social, environmental, political, communitarian or holistic dimensions.


SSE fully integrated into ILO agenda on Care Economy…with some unfinished business

An analysis by Hamish Jenkins, RIPESS participant Picture: ILO 17.06.2024_ RIPESS engaged in the Conference General Discussion (CGD) on Decent Work and the Care Economy at the 112th session International Labour Conference (ILC) of June 2024 with five primary objectives. Ensure that the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) features strongly in the agreed conclusions of the CGD. Combat any language [...]

RIPESS at the Regional Asia Pacific Nyeleni Consultation Meeting

By_Eri Trinurini Adhi / Asian Solidarity Economic Council Myself and Diordre Moraes from ASEC were attending the Nyeleni Regional Consultation Meeting held in Colombo Sri Lanka from 10 -13 June 2024.  Nyeleni is a global food sovereignty movement, where RIPESS is one of the allies. In the global steering committee, Drazen Simlesa is the representative of RIPESS. The attendance of [...]

The Global Coalition for Social Justice kicks off today at the International Labour Conference and RIPESS is part of it.

Today marks the inauguration of the coalition launched by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) at the International Labour Conference (ILC) with the presence of Ram Chandra Poudel, President of the Federal Republic of Nepal and the Labour Minister of Brazil, Luiz Marinho. The mission of the Global Coalition for Social Justice is building on a century of ILO experience to [...]

What is RIPESS?

RIPESS is a global network of continental networks committed to the promotion of Social Solidarity Economy. The member networks themselves (Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania) bring together national and sectorial networks, thus ensuring strong territorial anchoring.

The combined local and global scope gives RIPESS legitimacy to promote SSE, foster intercontinental cooperation, and advocate at different levels. RIPESS members believe in the importance of the globalisation of solidarity, and the ability to build and strengthen an economy that places people and planet at the centre of its activities.

CSA, cohousing,biocoops, recycling,, renewable energy cooperatives, food coop… What is it that allows these thousands of initiatives, this system of values that underpins the social and solidarity economy, to form a system? To create a movement? How can they be made more visible?

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