The network

RIPESS Europe is first of all a Network, linking together its members from all the different European (at large) territories where Solidarity Economy is practised and across different sectors and communities.

RIPESS EU – Solidarity Economy Europe is a Network of networks and initiatives for the promotion of Solidarity Economy in Europe. It includes 46 sectorial, national and inter-sectorial networks in 20 countries.

RIPESS brings thousands of concrete experiences that identify as solidarity economy together in Europe: self-managed productive cooperatives, solidarity markets, responsible consumption and food sovereignty, time banks, proximity services, environmental and ecological initiatives, financial alternatives (local currencies, ethical finance), structures for the promotion gender equity, innovative educational experiences, fair trade enterprises, local development associations and more.


A mapping of members for Ripess Europe

A mapping of members for Ripess Europe

The interactive map of RIPESS Europe network members is online! Here you will find everything you want to know about RIPESS members, their geolocation, their field of activities and much more! To use it, it's very simple, just browse the map and click on the icon of...

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2 days ago

Ripess Europe
General Assembly 2023Day 2: Where are we going?👉The day was dedicated to a discussion on the Renewal of the Charter of Principles, in order to update the orientation of the Network.👉Working groups on public policies, care commission, education and Knowledge sharing and territorial cooperation came up with concrete proposals for action!👉Members presented their activities and we created the space for deepen our relations through sharing our stories and finally we gothered around the campfire to keep the flame of social solidarity economy alive! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Ripess Europe
Our annual assembly started yesterday with 27 participants from 14 countries and 25 national and regional networks working in different sectors of social solidarity economy! 👉The first day was dedicated to the topic of "What we have done" 2022-2023 as a network..Activities, projects, campaigns and a lot more were presented by the members involved.🎬During the night we watched the documentary of alternative economic initiatives "AlterNativas" presented by one of the authors, Juan del Rio.We are very happy to meet again!!🥳 ... See MoreSee Less
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