Events

The work of the Task Force takes various forms. The members and observers often participate in or organize events related to SSE. The Task Force also regularly hosts side-events during relevant UN processes and civil society conferences. Those activities help raise the visibility of the role that SSE organizations play in sustainable development.

 

 

UNTFSSE events:

March 29, 2022

The UNTFSSE participated in Pact for Impact’s event on Social and Solidarity Economy

The Chair of the UNTFSSE and the ILO’s Enterprises Department Director, Mr Vic van Vuuren, spoke at the Pact for Impact event “For an International Recognition of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE)” on 4th March 2022. Pact for Impact Alliance is an initiative led by the French Government aiming to create a Global Alliance that promotes and strengthens the SSE and the Inclusive Economy. The event was held to review the history and achievements of Pact for Impact and to […]
February 1, 2022

UNTFSSE Participates in an International Seminar on Social Innovation and Inclusion

The Chair of UNTFSSE and Director of ILO Enterprises Department joins a discussion at the MedTOWN’s international seminar on social and solidarity economy. On 26 January 2022, Mr Vic van Vuuren, the Chair of UNTFSSE and Director of ILO Enterprises Department attended the MedTOWN International Seminar on Social and Solidarity Economy which was held virtually. In a panel discussion on social innovation and public policies, Mr van Vuuren shared ILO’s experience in innovative Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) practices and highlighted the […]
December 17, 2021

The relationship between cooperatives and the wider SSE was explored during two events around the World Cooperative Congress

With the theme of “Deepening our Cooperative Identity”, the 33rd World Cooperative Congress was held in Seoul, the Republic of Korea from 1 to 3 December 2021. The Director of ILO’s Enterprises Department and chair of the UNTFSSE, Mr Victor van Vuuren contributed to the discussion on cooperatives and the wider Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) at a parallel session of the Congress and at a post-Congress event on Global Round Table of Governmental Authorities for the Promotion of Cooperatives. During his presentation at the […]
December 17, 2021

The UNTFSSE held its third technical symposium

The technical symposium took place virtually from 6 to 10 December 2021. The third technical symposium of the UNTFSSE was organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and facilitated by the ILO International Training Centre (ITC-ILO). Fifty participants took part in the event which included resource persons and representatives of eight members (ILO, OECD, UNESCAP, UNCTAD, UNDESA, UNDP, UNHCR, UNRISD) and 12 observers (CSEND, CIRIEC, Diesis, EMES international, Euclid Network, EURICSE, EESC, GSEF, ICA, SSE International Forum, RIPESS, Social Economy Europe).     The event provided […]
October 28, 2021

The UNTFSSE and RIPESS co-organized a session in GSEF2021

The fifth Edition of the Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF) was held in Mexico City from October 4 to 8, 2021. Focusing on “Local Governments and Social Economy: co-creation of paths for a green and inclusive economy”, GSEF2021 engaged representatives from national and local governments, private, civil society and international organizations, academia, researchers and experts, in dialogue and action for the development of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE). On the third day of the forum, the session on “Develop […]
October 28, 2021

The UNTFSSE participated in the opening session of GSEF2021

The fifth Edition of the Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF) was held in Mexico City from October 4 to 8, 2021. Focusing on “Local Governments and Social Economy: co-creation of paths for a green and inclusive economy”, GSEF2021 engaged representatives from national and local governments, private, civil society and international organizations, academia, researchers and experts, in dialogue and action for the development of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE). On the first day of the forum, the Director of Enterprises […]
October 28, 2021

The UNTFSSE participated in European Social Economy Week 2021

Director of ILO Enterprises Department and Chair of UNTFSSE, Mr Vic Van Vuuren participated at the European Social Economy Week 2021 in a discussion on the global challenges and perspectives of social economy as a driver of sustainable development. The European Social Economy Week 2021 took place from 11-15 October upon the Slovenian Presidency of the European Union. With the launch of the European Social Economy Action Plan in the last quarter of 2021, the event focused on scaling up, digitalization and […]
October 28, 2021

The UNTFSSE organized a session as part of the 8th EMES conference on statistics

The UNTFSSE session discussed opportunities and challenges around statistics concerning the SSE. The United Nations Task Force on Social, Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE)’s session on statistics concerning the SSE took place virtually within the framework of the 8th EMES conference. The conference was organized by the EMES International Research Network, in partnership with the Empower-SE COST Action, the University of Zaragoza’s GESES-Zaragoza University Research Group (Grupo de Estudios Sociales y Económicos del Tercer Sector), the Social Economy Laboratory LAB_ES and CEPES Aragon. Under […]
September 29, 2021

UNTFSSE and RIPESS hosted a session in the framework of GSEF2021

This session is organized in the framework of 5th Edition of the Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF) on “Local Government and Social Economy: co-creation of paths for a green and inclusive economy”. GSEF2021 was be an opportunity to call for dialogue and action representation of national and local governments, members of civil society, academia, researchers, experts, private organizations, as well as international organizations committed to the development of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) at a global level, with the […]
September 24, 2021

Building back better: the social economy as a driving force for change

In a session of the OECD event “The Social and Solidarity Economy: From the Margins to the Mainstream”, ILO Enterprises Director and the Chair of the UNTFSSE, along with actors of the social and solidarity economy (SSE), envisions a human-centred recovery with the SSE as a driving force. The OECD’s first high-level virtual conference “The Social and Solidarity Economy: From the Margins to the Mainstream” was held from 13 to 16 September 2021. The UNTFSSE actively participated in this event. […]
 

Other SSE events:

July 29, 2022

Member States strongly support tabling a resolution on Social and Solidarity Economy for Sustainable Development at the United Nations General Assembly

During the side-event “Role of Social and Solidarity Economy in achieving the SDGs: Potential General Assembly Resolution,” Member States recognized the role of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) in contributing to the attainment of Agenda 2030 and expressed support for advancing a proposal for a UN General Assembly Resolution on SSE for sustainable development. The side-event was organized by the Spanish Government in collaboration with the ILO and UNCTAD on July 22 in New York. It aimed at socializing the SSE […]
July 13, 2022

International organizations and policy makers affirmed the historic momentum around the Social and Solidarity Economy

A High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) side-event held on July 5th discussed the role of the social and solidarity economy in building back better and promoting sustainable development. Organized by RIPESS intercontinental, in partnership with the United Nations Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE), the governments of France, Spain and Malaysia, the online side-event was an official side event of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF2022). An annual event and platform of the United Nations organized for the follow-up and review […]
May 20, 2022

UNTFSSE participates at Catalysing Change Week 2022

The Director of the Enterprises Department of the ILO and Chair of the UN Task Force on the Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE), Mr Vic Van Vuuren has participated in the Catalysing Change Week 2022, an international event to unlock and accelerate the potential of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE).   Catalysing Change Week (CCW) is a global event led by social innovators and entrepreneurs to share knowledge, exchange ideas and accelerate collaborative systems change during more than 250 sessions […]
May 11, 2022

UNTFSSE participation in the conference “Social economy, the future of Europe”

Organized in Strasburg on 5-6 May, the event brought together more than 2,000 social economy stakeholders of Europe and beyond. The Director of the Enterprises Department at the ILO and Chair of the UN Task Force on the Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE), Mr. Vic Van Vuuren and one official from the COOP Unit at the ILO and Technical Secretariat of the UNTFSSE, Ms. Valentina Verze, participated in the conference. The conference was organized by the city and euro-metropolis of Strasbourg, in partnership with […]
September 22, 2020

GSEF Global Virtual Forum 2020

Great Challenges, Greater Solidarity Power of Community and SSE as a Path for Transformation GSEF Global Virtual Forum 19-23 October 2020 GSEF and GSEF2021 Mexico Local Organizing Committee (LOC) present the GSEF Global Virtual Forum October 2020 with the central theme ‘Great Challenges, Greater Solidarity: Power of Community and SSE as a Path for Transformation’, which takes place from 19th to 23rd October 2020. The forum will be organized around: 5 Plenaries with simultaneous translation in English, French, and Spanish; […]
September 14, 2020

International Conference: Mapping the Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia (22 Sept. 2020)

The Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) is a way of conducting economic activity while pursuing both social and economic aims and fostering solidarity. Despite the rising importance of the SSE, major questions remain regarding the definition, measurement, size, impact, potential, and limits of the SSE. Against this backdrop, the ILO launched a project, ‘Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy Policy (SSE) in Asia’ in 2019 in collaboration with an implementing partner, the Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency (KoSEA), with financial support from the […]
September 13, 2020

9th Edition of the Mont-Blanc Meetings (digital) – The Resources of the SSE in a context of Global Mutation

Programme:   3 September 2020, 15H00-17H00 CEST SESSION 1: LIMITED PROFITABILITY, OWNERSHIP OF THE MEANS OF PRODUCTION AND GENERAL INTEREST OF OUR ENTERPRISES 10 September 2020, 15H00-17H00 CEST SESSION 2: FINANCING THE SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY ECONOMY, PRIVATE OR PUBLIC FINANCING 17 September 2020, 15H00-17H00 CEST SESSION 3: NEW FORMS OF WORK – DIGITALISATION – SSE VERSUS “COLLABORATIVE” ECONOMY? 24 September 2020, 15H00-17H00 CEST SESSION 4: PROMOTING RESPECTFUL GLOBALIZATION, INTERNATIONALIZATION OF SSE, SDGS, ECOLOGICAL PACT 01 October 2020, 15:00-17:30 CEST FINAL […]
November 28, 2019

#4EMESPolanyi Seminar | Submission deadline approaching soon

  Abstracts for the next 4th EMES-Polanyi International Seminar are due on December 15th, 2019. This international seminar will be held at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme! 🔍 Check the call for papers, submission link, registration and important dates. 📚 Download the 48 papers published so far from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd EMES-Polanyi seminars. This seminar is a co-organized COST Empower-SE Action, so funding will be available to selected participating authors with accepted papers (see the call […]
June 22, 2016

Global Social Economy Forum – GSEF2016, September 7-9, 2016 in Montréal, Canada

WHY HAVE THE GSEF2016? Because more than 2,000 participants from every continent will be converging in Québec’s metropolis for to discuss and work on the central theme of the Global Social Economy Forum -GSEF2016: collaboration between local governments and the social and solidarity economy actors for the development of cities. DATE September 7-9, 2016 Palais des Congrès de Montréal Montréal, Canada Across the world, the social and solidarity economy (SSE) generates important economic, social, cultural, and environmental impact, and, more […]
December 22, 2015

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

The 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 […]