The international centre for innovation and knowledge transfer on the social and solidarity economy (CITIES) was founded based on the resolution signed by mayors and the representatives social economy networks in Montreal, Barcelona, and Seoul at Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF) 2016 in Montréal to create international centre dedicated to knowledge transfer in social economy.
CITIES supports the international gathering, sharing and transfer of knowledge and best practices in the field of the social economy. It focuses on collaborations between local governments and civil society that enable territorial development. CITIES brings together local governments, social economy networks, institutions of higher learning and international organizations.
While social innovations and meaningful initiatives spread across the world, CITIES aims to facilitate the successful scaling of the social economy by promoting the sharing of knowledge and good practices at an international level.
Finally, CITIES believes that the social and solidarity economy is the key to the harmonious development of territories. While social innovations and meaningful initiatives spread across the world, the organization aims to facilitate the successful scaling of the social economy by promoting the sharing of knowledge and good practices at an international level.
- “The engagement of citizens and workers in the governance and management of healthcare services” available in French, Korean and English
- “History and methodology of the TIESS (territoires innovants en économie sociale et solidaire)” available in French and Korean version.
- “Strategy for knowledge transfer of social finance” available in English
- “The urban commons 2018” (video), available in English, French and Spanish.
For more information please visit us:
CITIES TEAM :
Martin Van Den Borre – Executive Director
Laura Espiau Guarner – Knowledge Transfer Manager
Chongeun Kim – Knowledge Transfer Manager
Noelia Delgado MBA – Project Coordinator
Jinhwan Kim – Research Associate
Hyuna Yi – Project Coordinator
Claire Guerin – Project Support Officer
Contact Communication of CITIES: Claire Guerin