“Boosting Social Enterprises in Europe” – Conference of the Luxembourg Presidency of the EU

presidence-enThe Luxembourg Ministry of Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy held on 3-4 December a conference on “Boosting Social Enterprises in Europe“. During its presidency of the Council of the European Union, Luxembourg has promoted social economy at the European level in the context of inclusive growth, quality job creation and social cohesion.

The conference lead to the adoption of a declaration by the Governments of France, Italy, Luxembourg, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Spain towards a comprehensive ecosystem for social economy enterprises.

For more information, please visit: http://www.eu2015lu.eu/en/agenda/2015/12/03-04-conf-economie-sociale/index.html




Strong Task Force representation at High Level event of the Leading Group on SSE

This Monday, Paul Ladd, incoming DirecCQBZROUWUAAxmQm.png largetor of UNRISD and current Director of the UNDP Team on the Post 2015 Development Agenda, along with Gilbert Houngbo, Deputy Director General of ILO, Chantal Line Carpentier, Chief of UNCTAD in NY and Sharon Brennen-Halyock, Director of FAO in NY, represented the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on SSE at the high-level panel of the Leading Group on social and solidarity economy at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Observers of the Task Force, including RIPESS and ICA were also participating.

Side-event in Addis Ababa on Financing for Development

“Social and Solidarity Economy for a Better Financing for Sustainable Development in the Post-2015 Agenda,” side event at the 3rd Conferenceon Financing for Development was organized by Leading Group on Social and Solidarity Economy  on 13 July 2015. Two main proposals were highlighted: – Building strong partnerships between public actors and SSE enterprises in order to further reveal the power of acting of the actors with socially driven economic activities; – The integration of the SSE in financing for development and in the post 2015 agenda as an innovative means of implementation rooted in territories.

What is the Transformative Potential of Social and Solidarity Finance?

SSF_WKS_007UNRISD organized a workshop on “Social and Solidarity Finance: Tensions, Opportunities and Transformative Potential” on 11 – 12 May 2015, in collaboration with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and International Labour Organization (ILO).  Experts tackled the following questions: What is Social and Solidarity Finance? Could it finance Social and Solidarity Economy? What is the Transformative Potential?

5th Edition of the Social and Solidarity Economy Academy (2015)

2015-07-24_151004The 5th edition of the ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from Monday 27th to Friday 31st July 2015. The 2015 theme isSocial Innovation in the World of Work. The theme has been identified through a consultative process following the 2014 Academy in Brazil. The South-South cooperation will remain a key aspect in this discussion and will be one of the main sub-topics of the 2015 Academy. This edition of the Academy will be carried in English, French and Portuguese.

SSE for a Better Financing for Sustainable Development in the Post-2015 Agenda – Side-event at the 3rd Conference on Financing for Development, 13 July, 1:15-2.45pm, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (TFSSE) is pleased to announce that tAffiche side-event ENG-page-001he Leading Group on Social and Solidarity Economy will host a side event at the 3rd Conference on Financing for Development. It will take place on Monday 13 July 2015, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm, Meeting Room N°1, Intercontinental Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The topic of the side event is Social and Solidarity Economy for a Better Financing for Sustainable Development in the Post-2015 Agenda.

RIPESS Speech on Social Solidarity Economy and the Financing of Sustainable Development

We’ve seen consequences of this perspective such as fragilizing the poor, augmenting inequalities, and destroying the life conditions for future generations. That’s why financial tools and architecture should be considered and treated as essential public common goods, and therefore should be oriented by agreements where all sectors of society in the different countries, including the global marginalized and poor, have the power to define its form and means of implementation.