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The SSE in the New Urban Agenda! HABITAT III Quito, 17 - 20 October, 2016 

The third United Nations Conference on housing and sustainable urban development (HABITAT III) took place in Quito, Ecuador, between the 17th and 20th of October, 2016, and welcomed more than 30 000 participants. Several members of RIPESS LAC were present, and carried our collective message forward in various side events.... Read more 

FMDV and RIPESS, a new partnership signed at Habitat III in Quito 


On October 17, during the Habitat III meeting, the Global fund for the Development of Cities – FMDV and RIPESS signed a partnership agreement.

The Global fund for cities development (FMDV) was created in October 2010 at the initiative of Metropolis, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and 34 founding members (cities and city networks)... Read more

RIPESS Board of Directors’ meeting, Montreal, 10-11 September, 2016

Each year, the RIPESS Board of Directors has one in-person meeting. The other meetings are held on Internet. 

After hearing reports from the continental networks and from the different working groups (education, visibility and recognition, networking & communications & mapping, and women and SSE), the Board adopted... Read more

RIPESS searches for a manager in communication and translations, in Barcelona 

The RIPESS Board of Directors members met on last September in Montreal, and validated the need to recruit a Manager in Communication and Translation trilingual (english, spanish and french) to both enhance the visibility of RIPESS as regards international (internal and external) communication and support the work of the Executive Secretary, based in Barcelona... Read more


SSE as a means to implement the SGDs: an UNTFSSE Conference
Rome, November 3 - 4,

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COP 22, Marrakech

Marroc, 7-18 November,

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7th ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy
Costa Rica, 21-25 November, 

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International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies, 
Barcelona 10-14 May,

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RIPESS has a new Coordinator, Raúl Luna Rodríguez, from Peru 

Born south of the planet, in the white city called Arequipa, Peru. He comes from humble family, as adolescent he already expressed his commitment to make a better World, where people were integrally related... Read more  

GSEF 2016, Montreal, a SSE International Forum under the sign of cooperation between local groups and SSE´s actors

The World Forum on Social and Solidarity Economy took place at Montreal’s Conference Centre from 7 to 9 September. This third edition, jointly organized by the city of Montreal and the Chantier de l´économie sociale, was held under the slogan "Local Governments and actors of the Social Economy. Allied for the development of smart and sustainable cities"... Read more

High Level event at the United Nations: RIPESS Intervention by Yvon Poirier 


On September 20, 2016, in New York,  the International Leading Group on Social and Solidarity Economy (ILGSSE) held a high-level event organized by France and coordinated by the association The Mont-Blanc Meetings (MBM) – International Forum of the Social and Solidarity Economy Entrepreneurs as permanent secretariat... Read more

 RIPESS obtains ECOSOC Accreditation by the UN


The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) meeting of July 25 granted to RIPESS the status of special accreditation. This status grants privileges to participate in international meetings of UN organisations as a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) .... Read more


From Montreal to La Paz via Hong Kong: women-men´s equality, an essential condition for the development of SSE

Over 75 participant (s) met at the World Social Economy Forum (GSEF 2016) in September 7th, 2016 to discuss the theme of man-woman equality (MWE) as essential for the development of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE).

To carry out this activity, the working group "Women and social and solidarity economy (SSE)" was established in January 2016.... Read more

Panafrican Youth and the SSE Forum 2016, Lome (Togo),17-22 October, 2016

From 17th to 22nd October 2016, in Lome, capital of Togo, it was held the Pan-African Youth Forum and the ESS, which brought together thirty young entrepreneurs from Togo, Benin, Mali, Burkina Faso, France, Italy and Canada on the theme “African youth, the actor of human development and solidarity”.... Read more

The SSE will be represented at the Development Evaluation Week of the AfDB, Abidjan (Ivory Coast), 7-10 November, 2016


The African Development Bank (AfDB) will host the 2016 Development Evaluation Week from November 7-10, 2016 at its Headquarters in Abidjan about :  “Accelerate the transformation of Africa – Best practices and strategies for development practitioners”.  The aim of the Evaluation Week is to improve the effectiveness of development work across the continent.)... Read more

Follow up of the implementation of the SDGs in the Asia Pacific Region 

Regional Knowledge Exchange took place from 24-25 October 2016, in Bangkok, Thailand, as part of a week-long Regional SDG Forum hosted by UNDP, taking place from 21-27 October. During the Knowledge Exchange, participants considered: integrating the 2030 Agenda into planning and budgeting; supporting integrated approaches and identifying accelerator interventions... Read more

From Asia to be extended worldwide: the platform to follow up the SDGs´ implementation through the SSE is a crowd-sourced platform connecting individuals and organizations that are interested in generating concrete links between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE).

Initiated from Malaysia, the initiative wants to extend to the world. It is currently in two languages, English and Spanish because of its founders... Read more

The Léman in a translocal perspectives: «Local currency from here and elsewhere» 

If additional local currencies were already circulating in the 1930s in Europe and then in the years 1980-1990 in the Americas, it is undeniable that they are experiencing a renewed interest around the world, both as regards the effervescence of popular support and potentially for technological and economic development.

The Geneva’s currency « The Léman » was born in 2015 in Lake Geneva´s region (around Geneva) and has a lot of features. This is a cross-border currency, based on a living environment rather than administrative boundaries; it aims to combine a wealthy paper currency... Read more

SOLI-OLI, solidarity exports between Greece and Germany

During this summer (from July until September) the campaign of solidarity exports travelled to Berlin, after Belgium and Luxembourg through the cooperation of social organisations and SSE initiatives in Germany and in Greece. The “heart” of the campaign is how an alternative – fair and solidarity trade , without mediators with full access to all information about quality, origin, working conditions, environmental impact of the products is possible... Read more


A cooperative Call Center from Refugees to Refugees (R2R)

The phone line of the cooperative call service ‘Refugees to Refugees (R2R) Solidarity Call Center’ began to operate on Thursday 8th September 2016 in Greece. For three months now, 4 refugees (from Syria, Egypt, Morocco and Gambia) and people from the solidarity movement have been working cooperatively together, through open and democratic processes, in order to create a cooperative initiative that will provide information about transit, stay, or settlement in Greece, from refugees to refugees... Read more


COP22 "The COP for action" Marrakech (Morocco), 6-18 November, 2016


The 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) will be held in Marrakech from 7 to 18 November 2016.

The COP22 will take over the COP21 in which significant progress was made. It should be part of the actions to take after the different priorities selected in the Paris Agreement, including those related to adaptation, transparency, technology transfer, mitigation, capacity building and damages... Read more

RAESS Africa at the International Summit of Cooperatives 2016, Quebec, 11-13 October, 2016


Under the theme “The empowerment of cooperatives”, the International Summit of Cooperatives, global reference event for business development in the cooperative and mutualist environment, was held from 11 to 13 October 2016, in Quebec City. 

Aiming to promote and enhance the enterprise development in all countries, the event was attended by 2950 people from 116 countries, 235 speakers, 6 round tables, 9 forums, 7 sectored meetings, 5 workshops, 14 unpublished studies and 50 meetings... Read more

World Social Forum 2016: towards a post-capitalist transition

The World Social Forum this year took place for the first time (as international event) in the “global north”, hosted in the city of Montreal, Quebec – Canada, from the 9th to 14th of August 2016. According to the organisers, there were a total of 35.000 participants from 125 countries, 1000 volunteers, 1300 self-managed activities, 15 great conferences, and 6 days of events.  Read more 



GSEF2016 Declaration in Montreal, September 2016, Local Governments and Social Economy Stakeholders Allies for the intelligent and sustainable development of cities
VIDEOS - All the plenaries of the Global Social Economy Forum GSEF 2016, September 2016

VIDEOS - All the conferences of the 2016 International INAISE Conference - May: Cooperatives and their role in social economy and social development, 2016

Rural finance: Insights from three continents, ADA, Passerelles n°3, 2016

Politique de la ville & ESS - Initiatives, analyses et éclairages (City & SSE policies: initiatives,  analyses and points of vue), RTES et CGET, 2016

Economía social y solidaria: Conceptos, prácticas y políticas públicas (Social and Solidarity Economy: Concepts, practices and public policies), HEGOA y Universidad del Pais Vasco, 2016

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