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The Prague Forum on Social Solidarity Economy
October 5, 2017
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[by Markéta Vinkelhoferová] Some 80 representatives of social solidarity economy got together in Prague on May 24th at the SSE Forum to discuss the issues of alternative economy, new cooperatives, social entrepreneurship, food initiatives, sustainable ways of production and distribution. It was organised by a Czech NGO Ecumenical academy, a RIPESS Europe member from June 2017, a partner organisation within SUSY – Sustainable and Solidarity Economy project in the Czech Republic. Read more

Prague: Solidarity economy is developing in Eastern Europe
June 7, 2016
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by Josette Combes (MES)

On April 28 2016 in Prague, a conference titled «Social Solidarity Economy » took place, organised by the Ekumenickà Academie. RIPESS Europe participated with Josette Combes in a round table dedicated to international experiences. Asked by Markéta Vinkelhoferovà, after a presentation of RIPESS Europe and a definition of SSE, I described the experience of parental nurseries in an intercultural context, the issue of caring for the infants being one of the major problems for young families. Ashish Kothari presented the forms of organisations that Indian societies have invented to resist to the effects of a particularly unequal society and to establish a radical and ecological democracy. Another Indian, Lakshmi Narayan, showed how a women’s cooperative managed the waste of their village and were able to become financialyy autonomous and regain trust in themselves. Konstantina Kranou spoke of the different formes of SSE in Greece, illustrating the example of the popular canteens and other forms of solidarity that arised to help solve the situation of refugees.  Read more

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