April 3, 2018 12:00 am UTC+2
RTES (Réseau des collectivitées Territoriales pour l’Economie Solidaire), France
Sustainable and solidarity transportation, employment, training, professional integration, local economic development, response to the needs of people in precarious situation, participation and development of social bonds, … solidarity garages meet multiple challenges of public policies.
These initiatives take legal forms and develop various economic models (integration projects, integration enterprises, associations, cooperatives, etc.). It is clear that these initiatives are often fragile, even though their interest is obvious.
How can local authorities support these initiatives? What are the main difficulties and pitfalls to avoid? Which economic models are possible and which conditions of success?