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), the 9th SSE Academy was centered on the future of work, exploring a diverse set of themes such as the digitalization of work, the circular economy, the creation of decent work for refugees, among others.
The recent ILO report “SSE and the Future of Work” was presented, you can download a copy (pdf EN) here.
As RIPESS Europe was represented during this Academy, we had a chance to connect and share with participating representant of governments, local, regional and national policymakers, SSE actors and members of civil society through different workshops, study visits and informal exchanges.
Watch the video (in French): Laura Aufrère (RIPESS Europe) talks about SSE and the Future of Work
Other videos and documentation can be found in the “Collective Brain” website.
March 10-15 2017 in Florence, Italy
This Deep Dive will enable p to make participants in-depth analysis and tackle the existing challenges to developing a common, distributed, semantic mapping process among different mapping initiatives. Initiatives who share a commitment to making visible diverse human economies and challenge dominant ways of thinking about society and economy.
Mapping practitioners from initiatives such as Transformap, GreenMaps, ESSGlobal (Ripess) and others identified this need at an informal meeting during the World Social Forum (WSF) 2016 in Montreal. The goal is to exchange and articulate a common framework for shared data beyond our own maps and processes. This framework will be tested by applying it in a concrete region with assistance from local activists – namely the region around Florence. This will show the potential for how mapping alternatives can expand from the local to the global level.
Mapping supports the strategic development of Commons, SSE (Social Solidarity Economy) initiatives and other alternatives. Community mapping is becoming part of engaged planning processes, school programs and leadership development projects.
Mapping generates action as it guides the way we explore, experience and interpret the world. Mapping is universally understood and contributes in a very palpable way to developing a new “world-view”. Maps change perceptions and support the discovery and creation of links between initiatives, increasing opportunities for collaboration and innovation.
This mapping lab is part of the Panorama of SSE in Europe and is co-promoted by RIPESS EU.
The University Cadi Ayyad in Marrakech and the University of Haute-Alsace are organizing the annual Colloquium of the Inter University Network of Social and Solidarity Economics (RIUESS) in Marrakech in conjunction with the Euro-Mediterranean Network sustainable development and social link (2DLiS), the Moroccan network of Social and Solidarity Economy (REMESS) in Marrakech (Morocco) from the 22nd to the 24th of May 2017.
The 7th ILO Social and Solidarity Economy Academy took place in San José, Costa Rica, from the 21st to the 25th of November 2016. You can access its presentations, materials, photos and videos through the following channels:
by Jason Nardi
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. The success of this 12th edition of the WSF was severely tested by the missed-participation of activists (especially from Africa and Latin America) who were denied VISA permits by the Canadian government.
The Global Forum on Social Economy took place at Montreal’s Conference Centre from September 7 to 9. 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”.
More than 1300 participants, 62 countries represented, 330 cities and 120 initiatives have demonstrated the dynamism and diversity of collective entrepreneurship.The opening was attended by Mr. Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal and co-organizer of GSEF2016, M. Park Won Soon, Mayor of Seoul and Co-President of the GSEF Association, M. Kyong Song Yong, President of the Seoul’s Solidarity Economy Network and Co-President of the GSEF Association, Jean-Martin Aussant, General Director of the Chantier de l’économie sociale and co-organizer of GSEF2016, Mr. Ghislain Picard, Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador, M. Jean – Yves Duclos, Minister of Family, Children and Social Development from Canada´s Government. Read more
The next World Social Forum will be held in Montreal from 9 to 14 August. Under the first theme of the WSF ” Economic, social and solidarity alternatives against the capitalist crisis” RIPESS organizes two activities: first a crossed perspective between continents on the challenges and opportunities in the construction of the SSE movement (Africa, Latin America, Europe and North America) and an activity on Social and Solidarity Economy in Latin America. The network member US SEN is also organizing a workshop on Solidarity Economy in the US. Read more
RIPESS Intercontinental and RIPESS Europe participate in the Global Social Economy Forum in Montreal, September 7-9 2016.
As per today, the GSEF has registered participants from over 50 countries and government representatives from nearly 250 international cities. It is therefore an excellent opportunity to learn about good practices from local governments and the SSE around the world and an outstanding opportunity to share your experiences globally!
As a member of the sponsorship committee of GSEF2016, we encourage you especially to participate, to form delegations, and come to discuss and work on the central theme of the Global Social Economy Forum -GSEF2016: collaboration between local governments and the social and solidarity economy actors for the development of cities;
- Share your best practices and learn about others in the social and solidarity economy taking place around the planet in collaboration with local governments
- Identify opportunities and issues regarding coordinated action between your local governments and SSE stakeholders
- Promote coordinated international actions to foster the development of the SSE in your area.
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RIPESS will be present with a representation of all its members – from Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe and Oceania; organizing a working group on Collaborations & international synergies for ESS and will held its Board of Directors following the Forum, on the 10th and 11th of September.
If you are not able to attend, but you want to submit some proposals of collaboration, documents, ideas or references of projects, or even recommend any other organization to invite, we encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity by writing to the following e-mail address: email@example.com, and we will make sure to relay them.
Laure Jongejans, European Citizen (French-Dutch, with Spanish origin) has an international career of 15 years, including 10 years spent with conviction in the field of Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) in Europe, Latin America (andean region), in West and Central Africa and Maghreb.
She oriented her career towards this way of “doing economy” for the first time from the international cooperation´s field, research activities, consulting, and subsequently she took part in a Mediterranean cooperative SSE platform (iesMed), finally entering a Catalan cooperative which promotes SSE and local development (Calidoscoop).
Taking over the responsibility of Eva Mascolo-Fortin who lives in Quebec, Laure exercises her role as Executive Secretary of RIPESS intercontinental network, from Catalonia, more specifically from Barcelona, possibly a “future European capital” of the SSE?