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Ripess Europe Members participation in the WSFTE 2020
June 23, 2020
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1. How is the Virtual WSFTE programme organised?

The basic scheme is the following: articulation between the convergence meetings that take place every day between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm and the proposals of activities brought by the participants that can take place before, after, or at the same time as the convergence programme.

The time structure around the consensus: every day from 3pm to 6pm.

25 June: welcome ceremony

26-27 June: Meeting of Convergences

28-29 June: Setting the agenda for the FSMET

30 June: How to continue the forum’s journey

1 July: Closing

See program on forum.transformadora.org

The activities proposed by the members :

See the program of activities already registered on the platform here

For the activities that can take place before, after or in parallel with the convergence meetings anyone is free to set the date and time …

  1. Our Proposals for Activities :

Each proposal must be integrated on the Platform for that it is necessary to create a personal account, to be attached to an organization (e.g. MES). then to record the activity: for that it is necessary to choose a date and a time slot thus it is necessary to propose as soon as possible dates and schedules, to give a title, to write a small description, and especially to indicate the URL link to join the activity.

To create the video-conference spaces you can use: https://meet.transformadora.org, (https://bigbluebutton.org) or Zoom.

For multilingual conferences, it is up to the activity leader to find his solutions, the easiest way is to find people who agree to translate the debates on pads: one pad in French, one in English and one in Spanish for example, it is necessary to self-organize for the translations in the activities.

Last point: think for each activity to be extracted at the end of the activity what can be poured into the convergence pot. Finally, if you need more information about the platform write to hola@transformadora.org.

Let’s meet on one of RIPESS Europe and/or its members activites

Friday June 26 from 3pm to 9:30 pm: Space of transformative confluences

Thematic confluence  : Food sovereignty/new forms of cooperation between urban and rural territories

Language: French, Spanish
Day and time : June 26 10 am to 12h
Proponent Organization : Mouvement pour l’Économie Solidaire Occitanie
Facilitation : Bérénice Dondeyne/Cédric Dupas MES Occitanie
Link : https://zoom.us/j/9346923062

Confluence of Occitania : Transformative Economies in Occitania
Language : French/English
Day and time : June 26 – 13h – 15h
Proponent Organization : Mouvement pour l’Economie Solidaire Occitanie
Link : https://zoom.us/j/91152727010

Confluence of France : To act in favour of transformative economies in France. Towards a convergence of the transition actors towards the WSFTE
Langue : Français
Day and time : June 26 – 15h to 17h
Proponent Organization : Mouvement pour l’Economie Solidaire France
Link : https://zoom.us/j/93570096477

Confluence of Europe : Which cooperation between European networks to defend transformative economies in Europe ?
Language : French, English, Spanish
Day and time : June 26 from 17h to 19h
Proponent Organization : RIPESS Europe
Link : https://zoom.us/j/99676507692

Friday June 26 from 10 am to noon Food sovereignty: new forms of cooperation between rural and urban territories

Link : https://zoom.us/j/93469230624  

Contact (Email): cedricdupas.adepes@gmail.com

  • Actif-Cedis/Thomas Couderette), Vrac /Cathy Mazoyer-Bongess), Riposte Creative /Andrea Caro Gomez, Stephane LInou y Catherine Haribeaute CROSI (à confirmer)
  • Judith HItchmann, URGENCI,
  • l’Ajuntament de Barcelona/ Departement POlitiques sociales et souverainté alimentaire urbaine Xavier Rubio Cano,
  • Patrick PIGNARD, Vice President au Conseil Départemental de Haute-Garonne et Marie Polge-Meunier, Conseiller Régionale déléguée à l’ESS/ la Région Occitanie (à confirmer)

Language(s) : French Spanish

Proponent Organizations: Mouvement pour l’Economie Solidaire Occitanie

Friday June 26 de 13:30 è 15:30 : Cooperative federated open technologies for systemic change

Link to the online meeting : https://meet.transformadora.org/webconf/federated-open-technologies

More than ever today there is a strong need of FLOSS (Free-Libre Open Source Software) technologies, cooperative platforms and their implementation to promote transformative economy projects. Collaborative tools run by collectives (possibly in cooperative form or as cooperative platforms) and supported by the different forms of commoning and solidarity economy.

There will be short presentations of the different initiatives that have been interacting in the last months and then a discussion for a more “political” proposal to be included in the “agenda” of transformative economies that we are going to try and build as a result of this virtual forum meeting and in the next months, towards a second meeting of the WSFTE, “blended” (in Barcelona and online) in October.

Contact (Email): info@ripess.eu

Langues: Spanish, English, French

Proponent Organizations: RIPESS EU – Solidarity Economy Europe

Saturday June 27 de 12:00 à 13:30 : Build up social and solidarity economy in Central and Eastern Europe

This workshop will discuss about tranformative economies In the context of Central Eastern Europe (Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Austria). A strategic collaboration of SSE actors has been set up aiming to disseminate Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) practices and activities, providing relevant knowledge, skills and competences – supported by an Erasmus+ project.

BUSSE is developing an innovative 4-module training program and is a basis for further networking and cooperation in the region.

Sunday 28 June from 2.30 to 4.30 p.m. CESTExchange of approaches and tools on SSE education for transformation

  • Claudia Alvarez de La Campaña por un Curriculum Global para la Economía Social y Solidaria ;
  • José Guadalupe Armenta Martínez from RIPESS LAC who will talk about the “characteristics of a model of transformative education (MET)”.
  • Denison Jayasooria, coordinator of the Asian Solidarity Economy Coalition- ASEC who will present the SSE Academy based on local experiences in 5 Asian countries;
  • Josette Combes from RIPESS Europe will talk about the training of trainers in the framework of an Erasmus+ project in 7 European countries.
  • Françoise Wautiez, in charge of socioeco.org, a site of documentary resources on SSE in 5 languages, will present the mapping on pedagogical tools.

Objectives

In each continent, education and training is promoted to disseminate SSE, transformative economies and their values. And in each continent this is done with a great diversity of realities and approaches. The workshop wishes:

  • to make known the way in which education and training in SSE is approached in each continent (main objectives and actions)
  • exchange visions, methodologies and tools among continental leaders to strengthen the alliance between SSE education stakeholders
  • and add new strengths and tools (within the framework of RIPESS and in relation to all those who wish to participate in this project) launch proposals to the WSFTE, focus on the challenges and see how we will continue in the future

Translation of the workshop will be provided in English, French and Spanish.

To attend the workshop, log on on June 28th at 14:30 CEST on
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85961635676

Sunday 28 June from 17.00 : Eco-feminism and food sovereignty

(DE)CONFINED INTERVIEW #5 – KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE WORKSHOP, MEETING

Link to the online meeting (URL)

Monday 29 June from 10.30am to 12 noon: Public measures to support the organisation of SSE: Sharing experiences from the case of France

Language : French, English
Proponent organizations : Mouvement pour l’Economie Solidaire France
Link to online activity : https://zoom.us/j/96184957135

Monday June 29 juin from 10 to 11 am: Transformative Economies Lab

Transformative Economies Lab is a collaborative investigation exploring, mapping, and articulating a practical, sustainable, equitable economy as it unfolds around the globe. The aim of the lab is to use an existing platform which provides a comprehensive picture of the projects, ideas, movements and networks offering viable alternatives to the mainstream market-bases economic system, and to present this as a compelling case for wider coordination and support by all stakeholders. Methodology and expected results:

Resulting data will be used to create infographic and graph-based visualizations for distribution under Creative Commons license. Names of individual respondents are not included in published materials, and data will not be presented as an official position of the organisation in question and will be treated according to the current privacy laws. Responses may be adapted and integrated with parallel research for consistency during analysis. Contact (Email):

Contact : cedricdupas.adepes@gmail.com

Language: French, English, Spanish

Proponent Organizations: RIPESS EU – Solidarity Economy EuropeMouvement pour l’Economie Solidaire Occitanie

Monday June 29 from 11 am to 12.30 pm: Cultural rights, Human rights, what approach to progress?

Language : French
Proponent organizations : Union Fédérale d’Intervention des Structures Culturelles / Mouvement pour l’économie solidaire France
Link : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88075626642

More information

Monday June 29 from 4pm to 6pm : Our transformative practices: social impact, social audit, social utility, methodologies of systemic transformation?

Link to the online meeting https://zoom.us/j/99467754275

The idea is to continue an international collective work, sharing social impact practices, academic work and public policy advocacy. The objective is to place this work on a long-term basis by debating the concept of indicators and the issues of appropriation by civil society.

Ana Sánchez – La Auditoría Social de REAS RdR
Ruben Suriñach Padilla – El Balance Social de la XES
Olivia Mailfert -APES Haut de France VISES
Bérénice Dondeyne -MES Occitanie Evalumip
Gabriel Salathieu – TIESS (Quebec)
Bruno Lasnier MES France
Jason Nardi, RIPESS Europe

Languages: French, Spanish, English

Proponent Organizations: RIPESS EU – Solidarity Economy EuropeXES ( Xarxa d’Economia Solidària )REAS Red de Redes de Economía Alternativa y SolidariaMouvement pour l’Economie Solidaire OccitanieMES – Mouvement pour l’économie solidaire

Monday June 29 from 5 yo 6 pm INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TRANSFORMATIVE ECONOMIES

Link to the online meeting : www.fairtrade-advocacy.org

The climate change and COVID-19 crises show us that conventional global value chains have negative impacts on people and planet and that excessive reliance on global value chains can be a risk. Calls are being made to switch to a local economy. Yet, what would a total localisation of trade mean in terms of global social justice? Should short supply chains be measured in terms of distance? what about Fair Trade initiatives, South-North, but also North-North or South-South? How can we ensure that the ecological transition does not come at the expense of international solidarity and equity?
TO REGISTER CLICK HERE https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v4h3e_nGRU2b7nihoYxI1g

The on-line event will be a facilitated panel discussion with the following panelists> Vandana Shiva,Rachmi Hertanti, Yasmin Romero Epiayu (Wayuu, Colombia), Rain Morgan (South Africa), Stuart Trew (Canada), Charles Snoeck (Be), Mute Schimpf, Yorgos Altintzis

Contact : brussels@fairtrade-advocacy.org

Langues: Spanish, English

Proponent Organizations: Fair Trade Advocacy OfficeRIPESS Intercontinental

Monday June 29 from 6 to 8 pm: Migrations between Africa and Europe, economic citizenship and human rights

Languages : French English
Proponent organization : Mouvement pour l’Economie Solidaire Occitanie
Link : https://zoom.us/j/92348991305

Tuesday June 30 from 10am to 12 : Rural territories and youth: let’s shake up culture !

Link : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81842491720

Rural territories are breeding grounds for experimentation where a multitude of initiatives are being deployed. Strengthening the capacities of these territories means betting on their living forces and in particular on the cultural challenge and on young adults, citizens of today and tomorrow! Mobility, access to public services, career paths, representations of rurality, life projections are all subjects to be questioned. Numerous artistic, cultural and associative initiatives in France and in Europe, which are still too discreet, have a variety of approaches that allow us to rethink how we live in a territory, the relationships between people, and the support of young adults’ initiatives. In a logic of cooperation, network, solidarity and mutualisation, come and share your initiatives in rural areas in Europe!
The UFISC is carrying the European project AJITeR “Encouraging the reception of young adults and their initiatives in rural areas”.

Languages: French, English

Proponent Organizations: Union Fédérale d’Intervention des Structures CulturellesMES – Mouvement pour l’économie solidaire

Tuesday June 30 from 1pm to 3 : From social business to solidarity economy by Jean-Louis Laville, Maïté Juan and Joan Subirats

Link to the online meeting : https://zoom.us/j/92554416628

Conference by Jean-Louis Laville, Maïté Juan and Joan Subirats who present their book “From social business to solidarity economy, a critique of social innovation”.
This book offers an unprecedented assessment of social business (America, Asia, Europe) which has taken off in different continents while the effects of its achievements remain difficult to identify. Moving away from the dominant discourse, it also highlights the many citizen innovations that tackle structural problems affecting people’s daily lives. In these dynamics of ordinary politicization, the inhabitants are regaining the power to act.

Contact : cedricdupas.adepes@gmail.com

Language(s): French

Proponent Organizations: MES – Mouvement pour l’économie solidaire Mouvement pour l’Economie Solidaire Occitanie RIPESS EU – Solidarity Economy Europe

Tuesday June 30 juin from 2pm to 4 : Intermapping

Language : French/English
Organisator : IN COMMON
Link: https://talk.incommon.cc/t/fsmet-intermapping/780

Wednesday July 1 from noon to 2 pm : Solidarity Economy, Economic Democracy and Degrowth

Link to the online meeting: https://meet.transformadora.org/sse-degrowth

The workshop focuses on the contribution of solidarity economy (SSE) to a degrowth perspective. What are strategies for solidarity economy as an approach to economic democracy and how can linkages between various actors be strenghtened? The workshop aims at fostering a process of
strategic reflection taking into account practical international experiences from SSE as well as COVID-19 related challenges, and asks: “What are elements of a theory of change towards a degrowth solidarity economy?”

This workshop follows a similar one that took place during the Degrowth 2020 online conference. The goal of the workshop is to collect experiences with and ideas for strategies to foster solidarity economy on the international level, especially regarding South-North relations.
These strategies should converge towards a mid-range “theory of change”

Contact :info@ripess.eu

Language(s) : Spanish, English

Proponent Organizations: RIPESS EU – Solidarity Economy Europe

Tuesday June 30 from 17 pm to 18:30 pm A ECONOMIA SOLIDÁRIA EM PORTUGAL EM TEMPOS DE COVID-19 E NO PÓS-PANDEMIA

A conversation round table on Solidarity Economy in times of Covid-19 with reports of experience from the Portuguese Solidarity Economy Network (RedPES) and the Horta Consumption Group in the City, Casa da Esquina, followed by brief comments from the CES Study Group on Solidarity Economy (ECOSOL-CES) and colleagues from initiatives/enterprises/collectives who are present. This is a conversation that intends to reflect on the place of Solidarity Economy in daily provision and its contributions to a new post-Pandemic economic imaginary.

Link:   https://www.redpes.pt/fsmet/

Contact:   lucianelucas@ces.uc.pt

Language : Portuguese

Proponent organization: RedPES

Wednesday July 1 from noon to 2 pm Solidarity Economy, Economic Democracy and Degrowth

Link to the online meeting : https://meet.transformadora.org/sse-degrowth

The workshop focuses on the contribution of solidarity economy (SSE) to a degrowth perspective.What are strategies for solidarity economy as an approach to economic democracy and how can linkages between various actors be strenghtened? The workshop aims at fostering a process of
strategic reflection taking into account practical international experiences from SSE as well as COVID-19 related challenges, and asks: “What are elements of a theory of change towards adegrowth solidarity economy?”

This workshop follows a similar one that took place during the Degrowth 2020 online conference. The goal of the workshop is to collect experiences with and ideas for strategies to foster solidarity economy on the international level, especially regarding South-North relations.
These strategies should converge towards a mid-range “theory of change”

Contact (Email): info@ripess.eu

Language(s) : Spanish, Englsih

Proponent Organizations: RIPESS EU – Solidarity Economy Europe

After the pandemic, no going back to the “abnormal”

What is a pandemic? An epidemic that is highly dangerous and is developing on a global scale. The coronavirus has indeed spread throughout the world and has thus highlighted the dangers of unregulated globalisation, based on the lowest wages, which encourages companies to relocate their production to low-wage countries which, in addition to the indignity of the process, runs the risk of severe restrictions as soon as the flow of goods is interrupted while threatening localised industries. The abrupt cessation of tourism highlights by contrast the damage it does to ecological balances. Confinement has forced populations, by reducing their mobility, to buy goods at a local level, even if, with the help of the Internet, the use of distribution companies has consolidated their supremacy. But this halt to previous forms of consumption and production has shown that many of them were not essential or even useful, and this beyond the circle of convinced activists. It also highlighted the importance of food sovereignty and the quality of agricultural products The pandemic has paradoxically revealed our interdependence by forcing the closure of borders to preserve each nation from a worsening of the pandemic. The shutdown of economies due to the lockdown heralds an unprecedented economic crisis if governments (political and economic) want to “make up for lost time” and restore profit levels, or even deregulate working conditions.

However, since the beginning of the pandemic, chains of solidarity have been set up and virtual meetings have abounded to lead a collective reflection on the “post-Covid 19” period. Internationally, RIPESS Intercontinental has facilitated a series of webinars in three languages organized by its members and published a text reminding us that the globalization of solidarity is the response we need now.

There is a tendency to join forces, because it is clear that there is a tug-of-war between those who support a return to “normal” and those who reject this return to “abnormal”. The major difficulty is to oppose in a firm and effective way without triggering bloodshed because the reaction has the military force at its disposal and the recent mobilizations that have inflamed the streets of many countries on all continents have met with more or less ferocious repression. There are also many calls to organize collectively to have the virtues of the solidarity economy recognized in order to respond to the challenges before us. A certain number of these proposals are listed in this newsletter. Among those that we do not reproduce but that you can find by following the links : A manifesto signed by more than 3114 researchers (at last count) from 600 universities around the world calls for lessons to be learned from the unprecedented health, social and economic crisis that humanity has been suffering for more than two months and for politicians to act now. Immediately. Its title: “Work: democratize, demarcate, depollute.”

In France a group including two former members of the National Council of Resistance calls for the creation of a National Committee of the New Resistance (CNNR), recalling what was set up just after the war for a new social pact. In Belgium, the Regional Council of the Transition brings together 70 associations that wish to advance the solutions of the future. This review is not exhaustive, we can find others in this newsletter and on the website, do not hesitate to let us know about the mobilizations that are taking place in this direction in your countries.

The World Social Forum of Transformative Economies originally planned for June in Barcelona has been postponed but in the meantime a virtual version of the Forum will be organized to publicize the alternatives that exist to the capitalist system, as well as to build new ones.

Many virtual meetings are planned while waiting for the end of the lockdown to come to an end. We publish them on our Facebook & Twitter pages whenever we are informed.

We have enormous challenges in the years to come. More than ever, solidarity will be the glue that will give strength and coherence to what we will undertake collectively. It is gratifying to see the number of those who want to roll up their sleeves.

By Josette Combes

Transformative Economies Lab
May 29, 2020
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Transformative Economies Lab

Transformative Economies Lab is a collaborative investigation exploring, mapping, and articulating a practical, sustainable, equitable economy as it unfolds around the globe. The aim of the lab is to use an existing platform (Real Economy Lab) which provides a comprehensive picture of the projects, ideas, movements and networks offering viable alternatives to the mainstream market-bases economic system, and to present this as a compelling case for wider coordination and support by all stakeholders. We invite you to take part of the survey !

An increasing array of practitioners, researchers and changemakers are working towards a new economic system, transforming the current paradigm based on growth and wealth accumulation. How can the movements and organisations carrying out these efforts and taking part in the World Social Forum of Transformative Economies (WSFTE) be mapped? What are their connections? How might they better recognize and achieve common goals? The first step involves turning to prominent groups in the field and asking: what matters to your work, what are your ambitions, and how are you trying to accomplish your aims?

We welcome and encourage your thinking around the questions, definitions, and the surveying process more generally. The Transformative Economies Lab is the result of a collaboration between Real Economy Lab, RIPESS Europe, MES Occitanie and Open Atlas (Communecter) emerging in the WSFTE Mapping commission. It is based on the Real Economy Lab, a project initiated by Jules Peck, with support from Fondation Charles Leopold Mayer, New Economics Foundation, Transition Network, and Metamaps.

More info here and survey here: https://forum.transformadora.org/assemblies/tel

SmartketPlace: Members’ survey!

Initiated in Geneva by [Après-Ge] and [Monnaie Léman], with the collaboration of RIPESS Europe (validated during our last General Assembly), the SmartketPlace project was conceived during Hack-Covid19. It had become obvious that the economic crisis caused by the confinement would strengthen the GAFAM*, the mass distribution and online supermarkets, to the detriment of local producers, small distribution, social and solidarity economy.

An immediate and concrete response, technologically efficient and easily “replicable”, was needed to respond to the current crisis and lay the foundations for a local economy that could be resilient to the announced crises. It is a question of survival for many of us!

The SmartketPlace platform is a generalist, sustainable, social and solidarity market, aimed at local communities and reproducible “everywhere on the planet”. It is centered on the person and the respect of their data. It allows short circuits for our goods, our services, and creates a “commons” with the personal data that everyone wants to make available, in a careful and conscious way!

SmarketPlace manages the entire process of selling and buying goods and services: (1) Choice of products; (2) Online payment (also in local currency); (3) Choice of delivery type.

It is based on the combination of three technological innovations at the service of common citizens: (1) an artificial intelligence based on a linguistic / semantic analysis of the data allowing to obtain a homogeneous catalogue of products, from the different heterogeneous catalogues of the producers; (2) a personal data protection system allowing each consumer, at any time, to choose which data he transmits or not to the “Common Data” (the valorization or not of these data is chosen by the community); (3) a personal data protection system and a secured payment on an independent and autonomous blockchain.

A pilot application will be operational by the end of 2020. We are still seeking some funding to get it up and running.

** RIPESS Europe invites you to: POLLING among the members!**

RIPESS Europe gathered a working group on 7 May 2020 to make concrete progress on this issue. 

It was decided to survey RIPESS Europe members. 

Please fill in the following table before JUNE 10, 2020, in order to inform us whether :

Your community or network is interested in SmartketPlace

1.     To participate in the development of the project

2.     To implement it in your home

3. you wish to share a tool that seems similar or complementary to you

4. you wish to participate in a European or international financing project for the development of SmartketPlace

5. you are not interested: why?

6. you need more information

More information: here and here

We need as many answers as possible, even negative ones, to organize our strategy for the future.

Looking forward to hearing from you! 

For the SmartketPlace Task Force. Antonin Calderon / Jean Rossiaud (AFTER-GE)

*GAFAM: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft

WSFTE: Working Group on Public Policies

In April 2019, the WSFTE 2019 convergence meeting was held in the city of Barcelona. This meeting allowed more than 300 people from 46 countries, coming from different movements, to meet: Feminist Economies, Agroecology and Food Sovereignty, Social and Solidarity Economy and Common Goods or Procomún, as well as the transversal axes Public Policies (PP) and Training met to appreciate our diversity, detect our complicities and weave networks. The “Public Policies” group meets every month to exchange and analyse the importance and contribution of transformative economies in the different territories. The group drafted its objectives and decided to create a form to collect public policies in the different countries.

This form is the result of the collective process of the different actors of the transformative economies. It will be used to :

  1. Collect public policies or local initiatives that constitute an alternative to the current context because of the impact of Covid-19
  2. Carry out a study on the different experiences of transformative economies in the participation of civil society in the co-construction of public policies. This theme is divided into three areas: good practices, context and the capacity of institutions to develop policies.
  3. Draft an analytical note to be presented at the 2020 WSFTE
  4. Organise activities in the framework of the WSFTE 2020 to promote good practices.
  5. Share these results in other international spaces such as the GSEF 2020 to be held from 21 to 23 October.

The form is accessible from socioeco.org (here) and once completed will be integrated into the existing mapping on Public Policies, a mapping that allows selecting policies according to their scope (e.g. regional), the type of PP (e.g. co-production of PP), and its thematic (e.g. PP related to food).

Thank you for sharing any good practices that you consider important. Deadline: Friday, May 29, 2020. If you have a question about the form or the Public Policy group of the WSFTE, please contact Xavi Rubio at xrubio@bcn.cat.

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