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February 2018 resources (in collaboration with socioeco.org)
January 31, 2018

Some reading suggestions for February 2018…

  • Coops in the Kurdish Movement, an Emancipation Tool for Women
    Aricle of Kedistan, Nov 8, 2017 [read]
  • Recent Evolutions of Social Economy in the European Union
    Study; octobre 2017 [read]

Social and Solidarity Economy: The World’s Economy with a Social Face
Sara Calvo, Andres Morales, Yanni Zikidis – 2017 [read]

ATTAC: the economic alternatives
January 9, 2018

ATTAC, as alterglobalization movement, has been developping for several years a reflection on concrete alternatives. Members of RIPESS EU – Solidarity Economy Europe have participated several times to the works of the French association’s summer universities. In October 2017, ATTAC published the #111 of its magazine “Lignes d’Attac”, dedicated to the alternatives. You will be able to find there contributions byt Jason Nardi on ethical finance and Josette Combes, who is both member of RIPESS EU and the ATTAC alternative commission, in a perspective of a convergence between both big movements,– alterglobalization and Social and Solidarity economy.

Publication : Social movements and solidarity economy
January 9, 2018

Mouvements sociaux et économie solidaire, Editions Desclée de Brouwer, Paris, France, november 2017

This collective publication, coordinated by Jean-Louis Laville, Elisabeta Bucolo, Geoffrey Pleyers, José Luis Coraggio, deals with the essential issue of the meeting between social movements and the solidariy economy actors. The book highlights the miscellaneous forms of dialogue among the multiple spheres of the initiatives and the mobilisation of citizen forces to promote a new economic and political narrative driven by the individual and collective intitiatives. You will be able to find analysis from several RIPESS EU members. Jean-Louis Laville is a member of the RIPESS EU advisory committee. For more information on the publication, see socioeco.org

RIUESS Manifesto
January 2, 2018

Created in 2000, The Inter-University Network of Social and Solidarity Economy ( Réseau Inter-Universitaire de l’Economie Sociale et Solidaire, RIUESS) is composed of around 30 universities and is widely opened to the international. It allows the French-speaking teachers and researchers from several disciplines – economics, sociology, management, law, communication, political sciences, geography…– to confront their works, in particular through the annual Meetings and to expand their training offer (you can find all the communications from the Meetings in socioeco.org).

As an association since 2016, the RIUESS seeks to extend and reinforce its approach. Its ambition is to aprtcipate in full to the collective debates on the possible futures of the SSE, in particular through a bigger visbiity for its positions and analisis.

The university reserach and training are full components of the SSE dynamism, that is the reason why they require the full aknowledgement from public aithorities. The manifesto below (in French) – available in short version (1 page) and in in long (3 pages) – represents the first step to such an aknowledgement.

Contact : manifeste@riuess.org 

 Manifeste RIUESS Version courte 

 Manifeste RIUESS Version longue 


The Commons Transition Primer
December 22, 2017

The P2P Foundation is happy to share its recently completed project, the Commons Transition Primer website, with new and adapted texts by P2P Foundation Members, including Michel Bauwens. With illustrations, infographics, key concepts definitions and case studies , the Primer emphazises the value of P2P and Commons approaches to work, politics, economic, environment and culture. Read more

Economistas sin Fronteras

Economistas sin Fronteras (EsF) is an non governmental organization of Development (ONGD), founded in 1997 by a group of university teachers and others, actively involved and worried about inequalities and poverty. Read more

First European report on Ethical Finance and banking
November 30, 2017

Ethical finance is very different from speculative finance; it’s for this reason that it allows to maintain and to increase the economic value of the savings in time and to add to the last line of the account statement a series of other values, such as respect for the environment, the fight against climate change, the right to housing, the inclusion of individuals and organizations traditionally excluded from the traditional financial circuits.

This is what emerges from the first research on ethical and sustainable finance in Europe – carried out by the Foundation Finanza Etica – and presented on November 28 in the Italian Parliament with a seminar organized jointly with partners of reference, one year after the approval of the first in Italy law that recognizes the value of ethical and sustainable finance.

Download the entire report (in Italian) edited by: Matteo Cavallito, Emanuele Isonio, Mauro Meggiolaro

The European Pillar of Social rights: RIPESS Europe’s contribution

On the occasion of the Social Summit in Goteborg (16-18 Novembre 2017), the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission jointly proclaimed the European Pillar of Social Rights, which was first announced by President Juncker in his 2015 State of the Union Address and presented by the Commission in April 2017. Its proclamation underlines the joint commitment of EU-leaders to stand by and promote the 20 principles and rights enshrined under the Pillar.

In September 2015, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker announced the establishment of a European Pillar of Social Rights, during his speech on the state of the Union to the European Parliament. The European Pillar is part of an economic and monetary union. This initiative is part of the Commission’s work towards a deeper and fairer Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and the framework of the 2016 work program of the Commission. In this perspective, a public consultation was opened all the year 2016, to which  RIPESS Europe participated by sending to the Commission a written contribution which you will find here: RIPESS EU Contribution to the public consultation on EU social pilar.

Following the series of consultations and works set up in 2016 and 2017, the European Commission, on the 17th of November, 2017, the Presidents of the EU Institutions, EU Heads of State or Government, social partners and other key stakeholders gathered at the Social Summit in Gothenburg, Sweden, to have an open discussion amongst all participants on how to promote fair jobs and growth in the European Union. The Pillar of Social Rights is about delivering new and more effective rights for citizens. It builds upon 20 key principles, structured around three categories:

  • Equal opportunities and access to the labour market

  • Fair working conditions

  • Social protection and inclusion

To learn more about the European Pillar of Social Rights:

October 2017 Resources
October 5, 2017

Final analysis of the SSEDAS research Transformative economy: challenges and limits of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) in 55 territories in Europe and in the World

Riccardo Troisi, Monica di Sisto, Alberto Castagnola, 2017 [lire]

Read more

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, inclusive society and social justice need to be discussed in the perspective of the coming phases for the European development, with greater specification on the cross-cutting mechanisms for the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the 2020-2030 plan for European development.  RIPESS Europe developed a concept concept note on SSE Public policies (pdf). Read more

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