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GSEF2016's call for proposals is still open: act soon!

The Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF) to be held in September 2016 in Montreal will give visibility to international initiatives representing the best practices of collaboration between public authorities and social economy organizations for the development of cities.

Have you developed an innovative SSE project for the development of your city in collaboration with public agencies? If so, present it at GSEF2016 and share your experience with the over 2000 participants expected to attend. Detail

Call for Proposals closing date: January 3, 2016

RIPESS includes in its action plan a work axis on Women and the SSE

A new intercontinental working group will promote exchange and collaboration on a gender perspective and a feminist approach to the SSE. The group's creation is a step further after the International Meeting of RIPESS in Manila in 2013, where a group of women presented a Declaration for a Gender Perspective in the Social Solidarity Economy, underlining the importance for the SSE movement to integrate a gender perspective.

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RIPESS joins the Global Platform for the Right to the City

In September 2015, RIPESS joined the Global Platform for the Right to the City, a coalition that is part of an important social movement that has been built since the end of the 90's to contribute to the recognition of the Right to the City as a human right and to reaffirm the key role of local communities and civil society in the decision-making processes concerning urban policies. The Global Platform is currently actively engaged in Habitat III advocacy work.


North American Social Solidarity Economy Forum 2016

April 8-10, Detroit

Registration and call for proposals are now open!

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Bamako 2016
4th RAESS Meeting
April 2016, Bamako

RENAPESS Mali will host the 4th RAESS continental meeting in Bamako, April.

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World Social Forum  2016
Montreal, August 9-14

Registration for the WSF2016 is now open!

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Global Social Economy Forum -GSEF2016
Montreal, Sept 7-9, 2016 

2,000 participants attending to discuss the collaboration between local governments and SSE actors for the development of the cities!

Call for proposals

To know more on GSEF2016.

Morrocco National Conference on SSE, November 20-21
Morrocco is advancing towards a SSE framework law. See the program of the conference.

Philippine Solidarity Economy Forum - November 4-5

PSEF 2015 featured four models of social solidarity economy (SSE) supply chains in the Philippines that have been developed and/or supported by partner organizations of the Asian Solidarity Economy Council (ASEC)-Philippines. Participants analysed these models to get a deeper understanding of SSE supply chain, and to appreciate the importance of South-South & Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) in strengthening SSE supply chains in Asia. Read more.

Morrocco 4th National SSE Fair "ECOSS 4", October 8-17
The fourth edition of the National Exhibition of Social and Solidarity Economy, ECOSS 4 took place at the Fair Exhibition in Casablanca. The scientific program has mobilized researchers, practitioners and leaders from a dozen other countries including Spain, France, Switzerland, Canada , Germany, Mali, Senegal, Cameroon and Tunisia. 4 panels allowed to present a variety of experiences in innovation, promotion, public policy, in cooperation and territorial governance. Read
more (in French).
At the UN Sustainable Development Goals Summit, Madani Koumare of RENAPESS-Mali makes the case for a paradigm shift and social solidarity economy (SSE)

- UN Sustainable Development Summit, New York: Madani Koumare, president of RENAPESS in Mali and Board member of RIPESS, was a speaker in an interactive dialogue of the  of the General Assembly on September 26, 2015. Read more

- High-Level event of the International Leading Group of the SSE, New York, September 28. A Joint Declaration was signed by the Leading Group, calling for public policies supporting the social and solidarity economy for sustainable development Read more 
- Watch Madani Koumare's speech at the UN Summit (in French)

- Read RIPESS' press release

- Read the text of his speech

- Visit the website of RENAPESS and read more on Mali's 2014 National Policy on the Social Solidarity Economy
Solikon 2015: over 1400 participants in the Solidarity Economy European Congress in Berlin!

- The September 10-13th Solikon Congress of Solidarity Economy and Transformation brought together participants from many countries for a week of panels and field visits, including RIPESS Europe's General Assembly. Read more

- RIPESS Intercontinental organized a workshop on the challenges and opportunities of the post-2015 agenda for the SSE, with representatives from ILO and Global Call for Action against Poverty. Read more: the Social Solidarity Economy, an Integrated Approach for Implementing the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.
In the crowdfunding world, finally one platform is designated to support Social Solidarity Economy Fundraising Campaign - discover mécènESS.
The Invisible Player: Social and Solidarity Finance for Financing for Development.Think Piece Series The Road To Addis and Beyond; Marie-Adélaïde Matheï, September 2015
Scaling Up the Convergence of Social Economy and Sustainability. Mike Gismondi, Sean Connelly, Mary Beckie, Sean Markey, Mark Roseland, Athabasca University Press, Canada, July 2015.

Économie sociale et solidaire en Méditerranée : entre divergences et convergences
Note d’analyse août 2015, Think Tank Pour la Solidarité, Mounir AMRAOUI.
(in French)

Coopératives contre capitalisme. Benoît Borritz, Edictions Syllepse, Collection Arguments et Mouvements, France, octobre 2015. (in French)

Economía y Finanzas Populares y Solidarias para el buen vivir en Ecuador (2nd edition)
Geovanny Cardoso, Gladys Carrión, agosto 2015 (in Spanish)

Un espacio cooperativo. Soberanía alimentaria y solidaridad internacionalista campesina
Samuel Ortiz Pérez, Icaria Editorial, Barcelona, España, 2015 (in Spanish)

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