The UNTFSSE will participate in the 12th edition of the ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE)

The Cooperative António Sérgio for Social Economy (CASES) of Portugal, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO) are co-organising the 12th edition of the Academy on SSE titled “Building back better: the role of the Social and Solidarity Economy in a people-centred and planet-sensitive recovery”. The first ever virtual Academy on SSE will take place from 15 to 26 November 2021 in English, Portuguese, French and Spanish.

The Academy will stimulate sharing of experiences from different regions on the latest approaches, policies, initiatives and partnerships that promote SSE as a tool for promoting decent work in human-centred recovery and building back better from the COVID-19 pandemic. The recent global crisis, triggered by the COVID-19 global pandemic, has accentuated the need for a new paradigm of production and consumption that is more inclusive and sustainable. Growing problems such as unemployment, precarious employment, climate change and inequality are forcing a rethink of conventional approaches.

The Academy will allow participants to exchange relevant experiences and methodologies with policymakers, researchers and representatives of the SSE at the global level. Participants will also have the opportunity to be part of a community that aims to boost the transformative potential of a different economy.

Participation is free of charge for selected candidates. Registration is now open and applications can be sent until 15 October 2021.

Mr. Vic Van Vuuren, ILO Enterprises Director and UNTFSSE Chair and many representatives from the members and observers of the UNTFSSE will take part in the different sessions of the event.

For more information on this edition and how to apply, please visit the website available in EnglishPortugueseFrench and Spanish.

For more information on previous editions of the Academy, please visit the Collective Brain on the SSE.