XXII Days of Solidarity Economy The Power of People




“The power of people” is the title chosen for the XXIII Days of the Solidarity Economy. The annual meeting with economic alternatives organized by REAS Aragón focuses in this edition on building the capacity of society, people, to transform a reality based on inequality by another that places people at the center, their lives and the sustainability of the planet. To stop being seen as consumers and to conform citizenship, to intervene as protagonists and not as submissive in the decisions that affect our daily lives, to distribute and share resources while generating sustainable sources of energy and good -being, tools and voice, with examples and alternatives that allow us to make our position of power, the origin of the rest of the powers, a useful lever towards social justice, the universalization of rights and the realization of individuals.


The social and solidarity economy is one of these tools. Through its mechanisms of democratic participation, cooperation and primacy of the human component in its management, it allows the establishment of economic relations in which the economic benefit ceases to have complete possession of the truth. Through the principles that govern the SSE (equity, work, sustainability, cooperation, lack of profit and social commitment), the economy leaves the coldness of the spreadsheet to devote itself to what it should never have abandoned: End inequalities and exclusion, stop the deterioration of the environment and promote the development of individuals and communities, social commitment and democratic values ​​of living together. Therefore, the social and solidarity economy defends and demands “The power of people”, and it does so on a daily basis through consumer awareness, advocating responsible public procurement, highlighting the tasks related to care, the extension of coopertivism as a basic mode of productive organization, feeding debate as a means of exchange and generating ideas. Because the SSE places people at the center, it defends the idea that these same people regain power over their lives.


The XXIII Days of Solidarity Economy will be used to share experiences, to deepen the essence of transformation economies and to extend the scope of an alternative that is already a reality with its base, its experience and its daily practices. Foundations, itinerary and practices that REAS Aragón provides to society as a whole throughout the year, but especially during these days of meetings, activities and conversations. Discussions, workshops and cultural offerings should serve to reinforce REAS’s links with the society in which it lives and to involve social agents and individuals in a change of economic and political organization towards communities in which, truly and finally, we appreciate “the power of people”.

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