Webinar: Public policies

Webinar: Public policies – the stakes of the social solidarity economy

RIPESS Europe and its members are actively investing in the co-construction of public policies at a national and European level, pursuing an objective of general interest and the development of the Social Solidarity Economy (SSE).

Given the diversity of public policy frameworks in the territories and the different levels of consideration of the SSE in relation to the national framework, we propose a working session, at a distance, on the theme “Policies public: the stakes of the social and solidarity economy”. The objective is to facilitate our joint work, to share analyses, concepts and a common vocabulary.

The webinar is organized around theoretical contributions and practical experiences, exchanges and testimonies between participants, in order to improve the participants’ knowledge and to forge common references on public policy issues.


Carlos Askunze Elizaga works as coordinator of REAS Euskadi (alternative economy and solidarity network in the Basque country) since 2005 and is a member of the Executive Coordination of REAS-RdR, the Spanish Network of networks of alternative economics. Previously, he worked for 10 years in the area of public awareness of Hegoa (Institute for studies on development and international cooperation). Carlos participates in cooperative and associative structures such as Fiare Banca Etica. An active member of various social movements, especially  in the neighbourhood of San Francisco de Bilbao, where he lives.

Patricia ColerPatricia COLER is the General Delegate of UFISC (Union Fédérale d’Intervention des Structures Culturelles) and President of the MES – Mouvement de l’Economie Solidaire, France. She is part of the RIPESS Europe Coordination Committee.

Bruno Lasnier (Le MES)Bruno Lasnier is the National Coordinator of the MES (Mouvement pour l’économie solidaire), the French Solidarity Economy network, which he represents in the ESS France board.  He has been previously director of APEAS (Agence Provençale pour une Economie Altenative et Solidaire) and has worked for many years in Médecins sans frontières,

Laura Aufrere is elected as expert in the Coordination Committee. Laura studied political sciences and worked for 10 years in the cultural field, including five years as a coordinator for the French confederation gathering performing/visual arts  SSE initiatives (UFISC). She is now a phd student (CEPN – Paris 13) working on solidarity economy and commons in the artistic and cultural field (collective and commons initiatives, cooperation mechanisms, governance, social protection, social models of solidarity, economic models, etc).



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