In May 2015, the European United Left / Nordic Confederation Group (GUE / NGL) decided to turn its traditional support to the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) into one of its main strategic processes for this legislature (2014-2019).Therefore, the European parliamentary group has set as one of its main goals for 2016 the organisation of the first European Forum of Social and Solidarity Economy (EFSSE), aiming at promoting an exchange of experiences among the different initiatives of the SSE in Europe, highlighting the problems faced by the sector, as well as its potential in tackling the crisis effects. Specific actions of political impact will be proposed intended to foster the consolidation and expansion of the SSE within the EU.
This forum will be held only one day on January 28 in Brussels and will be limited to 220/250 people and guests, including MEPs. Eight countries held preparatory meetings (Spain, France, Italy, Ireland, Greece, Portugal, Belgium, Germany), led by the MEPs concerned and organizations SSE relay they know.
For more information, see the dedicated page on RIPESS Europe’s website.