Conference “Social Solidarity Economy and the Commons: Envisioning Sustainable and Post-capitalist Futures”

November 21, 2018 All Day

Lisboa, Portugal

Between November 21 and 23, 2018, the international conference “Social Solidarity Economy and the Commons: Envisioning sustainable and post-capitalist futures” will take place at the ISCTE headquarters in Lisbon. The purpose of this conference is to prompte an intersectorial dialogue on governance, third sector, public policies and Solidarity Economy, among other topics. Organized by the Centro de Estudos Internacionais de Lisboa, it has Jordi Estivill (UAB) and Jason Nardi (RIPESS), among other renowned personalities of the European SSE, on its scientific committee. Registrations are open until 19 October. More information at the meeting website.

In response to the current global social and environmental crisis, various social movements are developing alternatives to the socio-economic status quo by mobilizing endogenous practices, institutions and resources and networking among grassroots initiatives. Within these movements stands out Solidary Social Economy and the Commons. This international and interdisciplinary conference, guided by an action research strategy, aims to respond to challenges that have arisen from recent research on forms of shared governance between the state, the market and the third sector, promoted by movements and public policies for the Social Solidarity Economy, as well as criticisms made by some authors.

  • How to promote a strong sense of community belonging while preventing the emergence of totalizing visions, ensuring pluralism and promoting democratic deepening?
  • How to promote shared governance strategies between the state, the market and the third sector in which participants can autonomously construct themselves as economic and political subjects?
  • How to promote organizations based on the constitution and / or management of Common Goods (Integral Cooperatives, Ecovillages, associations of users and / or producers, etc.) based on fair, inclusive and participative forms of governance, and integrated into grassroots socioeconomic dynamics?

The purpose of this event is to promote an intersectoral dialogue on this topic at the international level.

Programme here.

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