In the inital phases of its activity, RIPESS Europe has organized itself into thematic areas, each of them developed by a working group. The Lille Congress held in 2013 was the occasion in which the working groups were formed.
However, in order to maximize its results and optimize the organization, RIPESS Europe is reorganizing its working groups into the main thematic area of the “Overview of Solidarity Economy Initiatives in Europe” (see scheme below). Through this thematic axe the aim is to give a representation of how the various RIPESS Members conceive and interpret Solidarity Economy. Furthermore, it is an occasion to orient the networks’ memebers towards a common goal and to further extend the network.