Global Social Economy Forum 2016 – Call for proposals

Perhaps you already know that the City of Montreal and the Chantier de l’économie sociale co-organize the next Global Social Economy Forum – GSEF2016, to be held 7-9 September 2016 and which will focus on the collaboration between local governments and the social and solidarity economy (SSE) organizations for the development of cities.

GSEF is pleased to announce that the call for proposals for the Forum is now open! Until January 3rd, 2016, we will receive submissions of initiatives to be presented at the GSEF2016. The Forum will showcase existing projects, from all continents, who will represent the best practices of collaboration between public authorities and social economy organizations for the development of cities. Projects by other types of organizations (citizen’s initiatives, private and hybrid enterprises, universities …) in collaboration with the SSE and/or local governments. In this sense, if you are you aware of innovative initiatives that have had an impact on the development of your city, please invite these actors to submit them to GSEF2016!


In order to ensure that the greatest variety of best practices is presented at the Forum, we also invite you to transfer the information regarding the Forum and its call for proposals to members of your network. For this purpose, please find attached several presentation documents of the GSEF2016, as well as a promotional kit.

Dates to remember and to share!

December 9, 2015 at 9 am (EST): Chat on the call for proposals on our Facebook page

January 3, 2015: Call for proposals closing date

For more information please contact:

Laura Espiau Guarner

Project Manager, Global Social Economy Forum 2016

Tel : 514 899 9916 #413