Fira Economia Solidaria Catalunia 2017
Editorial: A more solid(ary) network
This October, the FESC (Fira of Economia Solidaria de Catalunya) fair and festival is going to be held in Barcelona and RIPESS Europe is concerned for more than one reason. The FESC is organized by a large number of Catalan organizations, including the XES, a founding member of RIPESS EU. This year, RIPESS Intercontinental  has chosen to hold its annual meeting with members of the various continental networks. But of course we are concerned with the worrying situation in Catalonia and the violent clashes between the peaceful demonstrators of independence and the massively disposed police forces to repress these demonstrations in favour of the referendum. From our position, we can not take a stance in this conflict except as militants for the right to the expression of citizens. As such, we express our solidarity to those who have seen this right flouted and eventually suffered the incredible violence of the forces of repression.
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News from the Networks
Building the Solidarity Economy accross Europe...
Finland: “Local and Decentralised” Pixelache 2017
[by Ruby Van der Wekken] and visiting RIPESS coordination team participated at the Pixelache 2017 Local and Decentralised Festival. For already having the intention to participate the Pixelache…
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9th ILO SSE Academy in Luxemburg: the Future of Work
The 9th ILO SSE Academy took place in Luxembourg city in the last week of September 2017. Echoing the ILO ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization (2008),…
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The Prague Forum on Social Solidarity Economy
[by Markéta Vinkelhoferová] Some 80 representatives of social solidarity economy got together in Prague on May 24th at the SSE Forum to discuss the issues of alternative economy, new cooperatives, social…
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REAS: Solidarity Economy for the people of Catalonia
REAS network of networks of alternative and solidarity economy is an associative network of confederal character grouping 14 territorial organizations and 4 sectors of social solidarity economy in Spain. As…
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Co-building of public policy: a perspective for European SSE
The European Union is at a historical moment, confronted by social and political challenges that European members need to overcome to build a common future. Notions such as economic progress,…
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A solidarity economy Summer in Berlin and Germany
[by Luca Asperius] The initiative SoliOli, that succesfully closed its second campaign last Spring with more than 33.000 euro of direct orders from Germany to Greek cooperatives, organized a small trip…
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ITALY: Towards District Communities of Solidarity Economy
By Jason Nardi The passage from Solidarity Economy Districts to district Communities of Solidarity Economy was the main theme of the National Meeting of the Solidarity Economy (INES) held in…
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Zagreb: Our Good Food conference 2017
By Dražen Šimleša ZMAG (Green Network of Activist Groups) organised Our Good Food – conference on sustainability of food systems in a beautifull old cinema Europa building in the centre…
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Transformative economy: final report of the SSEDAS-SUSY research
The SSEDAS-SUSY project published its final analysis of the research "Transformative economy: challenges and limits of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE)" in 55 territories in Europe and in the…
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SSEE IVET: vocational training and SSE - 1st report
RIPESS Europe is involved in a project called SSEE (September 2016 - August 2018, co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme) collecting information and data on SSE programs of initial and vocational…
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The Solidarity Economy Sun at the center of the UniverSSE
More than 1000 people (650 officially registered and many others as observers) attended the UNIVERSSE 2017 – 4th European Social Solidarity Economy congress in Athens (9-11 June 2017), during 3…
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EFSSE 2017
EFSSE 2017: 2nd Forum on SSE in Europe


European Parliament, Brussels, 9 November 2017 

The second Forum for the Social Solidarity Economy in Europe, co-organized by the Confederal Group of the European United Left / Nordic Green Left (GUE / NGL) and European networks of SSE (RIPESS EU, Cooperatives Europe, ENSIE, REVES, CECOP-CICOPA EUROPE, SOCIAL ECONOMY EUROPE) will take place from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm, in the premises of the European Parliament.

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RIPESS Intercontinental
RIPESS Intercontinental celebrates 20 years with a new website

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new RIPESS Intercontinental website:

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of our movement we decided to redesign our website to give you more complete and updated content on RIPESS and SSE, as well as easier navigation on our website.

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Alternative media and SSE
Alternative, independent media and SSE

During the UNIVERSSE 2017 - 4th European Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) congress in Athens (9-11 June 2017), the "1st European meeting of alternative, independent, cooperative media and SSE" took place, bringing together representatives of around 20 media initiatives from 10 European countries (from Greece to Portugal) and people working in SSE organisations and networks.


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General Assembly UniverSSE
RIPESS EUROPE's General Assembly meeting 2017
RIPESS Europe - Solidarity Economy Europe's General Assembly took place in the context of the UniverSSE Congress, in the premises of the agricultural University in Athens, on Friday June 9, 2017 and according to the usual operation of the European network, when the AG takes place in the framework of a Congress, it was a shorter meeting.
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Webinar: Public policies and SSE
RIPESS Europe and its members are actively investing in the co-construction of public policies at a local, 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 an online working session 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.

The first webinar will take place on NOVEMBER 2, 2017 - in 3 language sessions: Spanish, French, English.  REGISTER HERE to participate (free).
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SSE Ressources October 2017
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