We would like to inform you about an international solidarity economy action and to ask for your interest and participation. Since last November (2015) Solidarity for All in Athens and the association Climaxi in Belgium launched a solidarity exports-imports campaign. The target of the campaign is the empowerment of cooperatives, active at the social and solidarity economy movement, in Greece and at the same time the creation and strengthening of solidarity bonds among the European people. All of us understand the importance of building viable economic alternatives and resources that will enable our common fights against neoliberal austerity and for the creation of new alternatives.
Through this first attempt we managed to “export” 2,5 tons of a “solidarity food box” with the active participation of social groups, trade unions, political organizations and social centers. The distribution of the “solidarity food boxes” was combined by public events and an info campaign about the social conditions and resistance in Greece and in Europe. Encouraged by this success we currently run a follow up campaign in Belgium called “solid-oil” (from solid-arity and olive oil) that includes olives and olive oil.
We explore already the possibilities to launch this campaign in Germany, Luxemburg and UK.
We would be glad if you could let us know about your interest to help us launch similar campaigns in different countries preferably until the 25th of April, even if it is only to confirm your positive disposition towards such proposal. Then we can discuss and form together the specific mode of the campaign customizing it in your needs and capacities.
Please find attached the brochure we disseminate in french and english. We attached as well a more detailed description of the project.
Georgia – S4all