Conferences

CPE Summer Institute - After the Economic Meltdown: Building the Solidarity Economy

The Center for Popular Economics &
the N.H. Program of the AFSC
invite you to the

2009 Summer Institute
After the Economic Meltdown:
Building a Solidarity Economy

World Fellowship Center, Conway, N.H.
July 12-17, 2009

Venezuela - Symposium on the Social Economy

CONVOCATORIA
II SIMPOSIO INTERNACIONAL CIRIEC VENEZUELA
X SIMPOSIO NACIONAL DE ECONOMIA SOCIAL
“RELACIONES ESTADO-ORGANIZACIONES DE LA ECONOMÍA SOCIAL”

UNIVERSIDAD CENTROOCCIDENTAL LISANDRO ALVARADO,
BARQUISIMETO, 5 AL 7 DE NOVIEMBRE 2009

El Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigación, Formación y Documentación de la Economía Cooperativa, Social y Pública (CIRIEC-Venezuela), la Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado (UCLA), la Universidad de Los Andes (ULA) y CAYAPA, la Revista Venezolana de Economía Social, invitan a participar y presentar trabajos en el II Simposio Internacional CIRIEC Venezuela y X Simposio Nacional de Economía Social, a celebrarse en la Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado (UCLA) en la ciudad de Barquisimeto, estado Lara, Venezuela, del 5 al 7 de noviembre de 2009.

Este es el primer llamado a presentar ponencias y carteles, según la justificación, objetivos y temario que se describen a continuación.

JUSTIFICACIÓN

Congress: “Solidarity Economy in globalized Capitalism”

Berlin, 24 to 26 November 2006

This huge congress of 1400 persons on « solidarity economy » was organised by a number of German social organisations, including CICOPA member Netz für Selbstverwaltung and Selbst-Organisation (Network for Self-Management and Self-Organisation).

Among the central topics discussed at the congress was the new German cooperative law which came into force only three months ago, and which lowers the minimum number of members to establish a cooperative from 7 to 3, thus opening a huge potential for new cooperatives in that country, especially in our sector. Another main theme was how the solidarity economy could organise in Germany itself, as well as at the world level.

Solidarity Economy Workshop at Highlander Center

Twenty-four activists and educators from five states met for two days at the Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, Tennessee to learn about the Solidarity Economy and build relationships for future work together. The group included people working on immigrant rights, sustainability education, living wages, police brutality, the cradle to prison pipeline, using art for social change, alternatives to militarism, community building, sustainable economic development, youth leadership and more. More...