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...


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...

SSE, actor of transitions: See you in Bordeaux in June with the RIUESS!

SSE, actor of transitions: See you in Bordeaux in June with the RIUESS!

The TerrESS Chair Bordeaux, France is pleased to host the 21st Rencontres du Réseau Interuniversitaire de l'ESS, a national event that will take place on 1, 2 and 3 June 2022 on the theme "SSE, actor of transitions?" The program is constituted on the basis of a call...

In search of Real Utopias

In search of Real Utopias

By Erick Palomares, Transformative Cities It may seem suspicious, even questionable, that an organization such as the Transnational Institute (TNI), which recognizes the importance that horizontal collaboration has for emancipatory...

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