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The Good Economy Conference will take place in Kino Tiskanac old movie theatre downtown and all members from RIPESS Europe are invited to participate.

Place: Tuškanac 1, 10000 Zagreb in Kino Tuskanac

09:00 – 09:30  Registration
09:30 – 10:00  Open and Welcoming words
RIPESS for beginners

10:00 – 11:00   Seize the day speak
                        Workers owned and controlled businesses: A planetary story
                        Bob Cannell, founder of SUMA workers cooperative, now Cooperative Business Consultants

11:00 – 12:10 Thematic session 1
Setting up supportive ecosystem for SSE
                      Dounia Besson, Deputy Mayor of Lyon, responsible for Social Economy, Solidarity and Sustainable Development, vice-president of RTES –                         network of local authorities for support public policies on SSE in France
Pascal Duforestel, elected regional delegate of SSE of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, member of the Board of RTES
Xavier Artigas, Solidarity Economy Network Catalunya
Mario Rajn, Mayor city Križevci

12:10 – 12:30 Coffee Break

12: 30 – 13:30 Thematic session 2
Our Good Food in Solidarity Economy
                          Judith Hitchman, president of Urgenci – international network for Community Supported Agriculture models
                          Maria Britzolaki, DOCK – Social and solidarity economy Zone, Greece
                          Biljana Kostovska, food cooperative Good Earth, Macedonia
                          Luca Asperius, Solidarity Economy Forum in Germany
                          Zoran Grozdanov, Food Network, Rijeka
                          Katarina Milenković, AMA Centar and Baštalište – community garden, Belgrade

13:30 – 14:15  Lunch

14:15 – 15:15  Main lecture
Measuring our common good way
                        Nils Witke, Consultant, Lead Auditor and international Consultant-Trainer of the economy for the common good (ECG)

15:15 – 15:30 Break

15:30 – 16:30  Thematic session 3
Economic Democracy in (South)East Europe
                       Olga Polyakova, Trava Education, Sankt Petersburg – Russia
                       Marketa Vinkelhoferova, Ekumenik Academy of Prague, coordinator EU project SUSY – Sustainable and Solidarity Economy
                       Monika Onyszkiewicz, education of kids and youth in EkoCentrum Wrocław
Marina Ivandić, Base for Workers Initiatives and Democratization, Zagreb

16:30 – 17:30  Our good stories
                       Marko Vuković, Free domain – Cooperative for Open Code and design
                       Janko Gredelj, Jesuit Refugee Service Croatia
                       Đurđa Grozaj, Kamensko women workers association

17:30 – 17:45 Break

17:45 – 18:45 Local currency and alternative money
                      Jean Rossiaud, local currency Léman, Geneva
                      Goran Jeras, president Cooperative for Ethical Financing

18:45 End

During Good Economy Conference, dear people and partners from Little Market will set up food fair „direct from the source“ which will be an opportunity to meet many of them and to support local food producers.


The General Assembly of RIPESS Europe will take place at Tituša Brezovačkog School on 16 and 17 June 2018.

PlaceHabdelićeva 1, 10000 Zagreb. at Gimnazija Tituša Brezovačkog.

9:00am – Transfer to the General Assembly venue
9:30am – Opening of General Assembly
10:00am – Activity Report presentation, Action Plan organisation
11am – Coffee break
11:30 – First Session / working groups on strategy
1pm – Lunch
2:30 pm – Second session / working groups / inter-cooperation activity
4:00 pm – Coffee break
4:30- 6:00pm – Vote for the renewal of the coordination committee
6:15-7:30pm – Coordination Committee meeting
8:30 pm – Dinner
10:00 pm – Convivial activities



Second day of the General Assembly of RIPESS Europe.

Place : Habdelićeva 1, 10000 Zagreb. au Gimnazija Tituša Brezovačkog.

9:00am – Transfer to the General Assembly venue
9:30am-11:30am: mapping our new strategies, networking our future