Being the European Platform of a broader Solidarity Economy Network, RIPESS Europe shares values and principles with RIPESS International. RIPESS is an intercontinental network that connects social and solidarity economy networks throughout the world. As a network of networks, it brings together continental networks, that in turn bring together national and sectoral networks.
The 6 continental members of RIPESS designate two representatives each (with the exception of Oceania) to the RIPESS Board of Directors, taking gender balance into consideration. Coordination and Vice-coordination are carried out on a continental rota basis by RIPESS Board members. They are jointly responsible for the implementation of the action plan, together with the Secretariat. There are also two seats on the Board that are reserved for international organisations (present on at least 3 continents). One of these was filled in 2016.
Members of the Board of Directors
RIPESS Africa – RAESS
Elyse Pierrette MEMONG (Réseau Camerounais de l’ESS – RESCAM) Cameroon
SYLLA Aboubakari (Réseau Ivoirien de l’ESS – RIESS) Ivory Coast
RIPESS Latin America and the Caribbean – RIPESS LAC
Ana Leighton Escobar (Red Economía Solidaria Santiago Chile) Chile
RIPESS North America – RIPESS NA
RIPESS Asia – ASEC
RIPESS Europe – RIPESS EU
Coordinator: Jason Nardi
Vice Coordinator: Yvon Poirier
executive Secretary: Laure Jongejans Salinas
Communication officer: Alexandre Durrande
With the support of the technical secretaries from each continent.