European Parliament, Brussels, 9 November 2017 

The second Forum for the Social Solidarity Economy in Europe, co-organized by the Confederal Group of the European United Left / Nordic Green Left (GUE / NGL) and European networks of SSE (RIPESS EU, Cooperatives Europe, ENSIE, REVES, CECOP-CICOPA EUROPE, SOCIAL ECONOMY EUROPE) will take place from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm, in the premises of the European Parliament.

For the GUE / NGL, Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) is a strategic issue in that it allows to show and to build a social and economic alternative to the ultra-liberal Europe; this alternative can, even must, be built in cooperation with the largest possible number of actors of the SSE.

This is why the EFSSE 2017 was co-built with SSE actors. In this sense, the conferences and the workshops will be led by members of the SSE networks and members of the GUE / NGL.

You will be offered:

Three Plenary Conferences:

  • State of the art and news about SSE in Europe

  • Youths & SSE

  • SSE to social and territorial cohesion

Four workshops for a real exchange between the participants:

  • Workshop 1: Social economy answers to new employment challenges in Europe
  • Workshop 2: SSE practices to contribute to social and territorial cohesion and the fight against inequality
  • Workshop 3: Co-construction of public policies for the SSE
  • Workshop 4: SSE and practical proposals for the reception and integration of refugees and migrants
  • An information stand on SSE funding

The program will be posted on

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