Good news through the Iberian peninsula. The Portuguese network of the solidarity economy (RPES) has been created. About a year ago, at a meeting held in Chaos, small village located in the Centre of Portugal, Rogerio Roque Amaro, Professor of the ICSTE, University in which since more than ten years there is a doctorate of social and solidarity economy, launched the idea of creating a network of solidarity economy in Portugal. After a first surprise, the challenge was picked up by a group of individuals and organizations that have co-ordinated to materialize this idea.
On August 7 2015, the founding Assembly was held in Chaos, where one of the most interesting experiences of solidarity economy has been developing for many years. At this meeting, the founding members adopted many decisions: develop a manifesto and a logo, create a few working groups, disseminate the project, adopt some entry criteria, which have been discussed and improved. A coordinating Commission has prepared the general Assembly which took place on 17 October. Read more