5th General Assembly – Villarceaux (Paris) 2016

The fifth General Assembly (GA) of RIPESS Europe – Solidarity Economy Europe will be held from the 20th to 22nd of June 2016 at La Bergerie de Villarceaux (Paris, France), with the support of the FPH (Foundation for human progress). This GA is the opportunity to take stock of the new developments from each of our members and to organize our forces to advance the dynamics of Solidarity Economy in Europe.

Monday, June 20, 2016 5:00 pm
June 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm

The meeting focuses on the role and strategies of the European network 5 years from its foundation. New members of the network are expected from different European countries, as well as guests from other networks and organisations. We will also have a session dedicated to public policies for the promotion of the SSE.

To confirm your participation, you must register online here. Places (for accommodation) are limited.

Here is the overall meeting programme

How to get to La Bergerie de Villarceaux

Documentation and results 

Preparation of the General Assembly

You can access to documents and forums for the preparation of the AG via the following links. To access the existing forums, you should already be a member of RIPESS EU and the respective forums (ask info@ripess.eu if you need help).

The Statutory Assembly agenda is here (download pdf)

If you need to give a proxy vote to another members, please compile and send this form (pdf).

Strategic orientation document 2016-2018: this document was prepared by the working group strategy RIPESS had discussed and revised at the General Assembly in Berlin, September 2015. RIPESS Europe would like to strengthen the political message that it wishes to embody and share, through two main objectives:
(1) embody a movement of transformation: a commitment to systemic change of the current socio-economic models towards more democracy and solidarity;
(2) promote a movement of convergence: a desire to gather the forces of change brought by many movements which constitute a fragmented landscape, therefore with a dispersal of these forces otherwise very active at the local level.

Forum for the preparation of the General Assembly: to help build the GA together, we have opened a specific forum at this address.  You must be registered to the Members’ group in order to participate (you can ask info@ripess.eu).

Forum Panorama SSE: Ripess EU decided to work on an overview of the initiatives of SSE across Europe. During the meeting from 4 to 6 March 2016 in Florence, the Panorama group has taken a series of decisions, which will be presented at the GA to see how to set them up in different countries. Follow this link for access to the Forum (you must be registered to the Panorama group in order to participate).