The REDE PORTUGUESA DE ECONOMIA SOLIDÁRIA (RedPES) invites all organizations, initiatives, collectives and people who are involved and interested in alternative ways of organizing the production, consumption, distribution and exchange of goods, knowledge and services guided by cooperation and the sustainability of resources.
Everywhere, experiences arise that respond to the needs of communities in a socially just, ecologically sustainable and economically viable way, generating abundance and well-being.
New cooperatives and associations, short agri-food circuits, social currencies, collaborative forms of work, are examples of solidarity initiatives that are emerging here and there to show that "another world is possible".
In Portugal, this ecosystem exists but it is scattered and disjointed, and there is a lack of knowledge about the different initiatives and how they can collaborate. In this event we want to know, talk and reflect about what exists, exchange experiences and build a stronger base of cooperation between people and organizations that are practicing solidarity economy in Portugal and beyond.