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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), with financial support from the European Union, has launched a Global Action to promote the social and solidarity economy (SSE) over the next 3 years. Funded by the European Union’s Foreign Partnership Instrument, the Global Action will cover all EU countries and non-EU countries such as Brazil, Canada, India, Korea, Mexico and the United States.

The OECD is an international organisation that works to build better policies for better lives. Their goal is to shape policies that foster prosperity, equality, opportunity, and well-being for all by working with governments, policy-makers, and citizens.

As part of the OECD and EU strategic objectives to promote inclusive, smart, resilient and sustainable growth, the OECD Global Action aims to:

  • support the SSE, including social enterprise development and internationalisation;
  • raise awareness and capacity to build conducive national and local ecosystems for SSE development;
  • promote knowledge and other exchanges at the international level.

The project will develop an international Guide on Legal Frameworks for the SSE; an international Guide on Social Impact Measurement for the SSE; Peer-learning partnerships (PLPs) to create knowledge and experience sharing opportunities between different countries and stakeholders on different topics critical to SSE development; Country fact sheets on the SSE, and Thematic papers (e.g. conceptual framework for the SSE; the internationalisation of the SSE; women and the SSE; the SSE in the (post) COVID-19 recovery)

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The 1st conference of the Global Action will take place from 13 to 16 September 2021 under the title ‘The Social and Solidarity Economy on Stage: from the Margins to the Mainstream’.

As part of the conference, OECD has launched a call for papers and case studies highlighting policies, initiatives and practices on a range of topics concerning the social and solidarity economy. Stories will be featured in OECD work highlighting international good practices. There may also be the chance to present findings at the conference.

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Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems flyer

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