Education and Research

RIPESS has been engaging in educational and training activities at different levels, mainly through it’s member organisations.

Since September 2016, RIPESS Europe has started to work with some of its members on Initial Vocational Education and Training (IVET) through an Erasmus+ project (“Social and Solidarity Economy in Europe: affirming a new paradigm through IVET curricula innovation”).

This project aimed to affirm the Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) in Europe through curricula innovation in Initial Vocational and Educational Training (IVET).





Article by Sofia Pereira, APDES, Portugal RIPESS EU is launching a new Erasmus+ project: SSE+(I)VET = COOP4FUTURE Since 2016, a process to promote SSE in the Vocational Educational Training (VET) system was initiated and has been developed in different steps. First,...

Training Communities: Co-creation, care and informality

By Sofia Pereira, APDES/RedPES (Portugal) On 7th June RedPES and RIPESS EU, with the support of APDES, promoted the fifth RedPES/RIPESS EU webinar aimed to share good practices on different fields from the perspective of the Social Solidarity Economy. The webinar was...

SSE in Europe: for a better future, let’s multiply training actions

Since 2016, RIPESS Europe and its partners have conducted a project initiated and coordinated by APDES (Pt). Most of the documents produced during the first project (2016 - 2018) and the second (2018 - 2021) are available on Socioeco website. We publish today the...


The Devisus project, social utility assessment

The Devisus project, social utility assessment

Article by DEVISUS Context and objectives of the project  For many years now, the issue of social impact/utility assessment has been a key issue in the social economy. However, despite the emergence of projects and experiments on the subject, there is no real common...

Diploma: Transformative Cities, learning from real utopias

Diploma: Transformative Cities, learning from real utopias

The Universidad Abierta de Recoleta, together with the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Common Police, present the second course of the International Diploma in Transformative Local Governments. The notion of local government on which this course is based implies the...

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