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UNRISD – SSE raising international profile

Social and solidarity economy (SSE) is raising its profile internationally! Last September, the International Leading Group on SSE featured SSE at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in New York thanks to a side-event chaired by the President of France François Hollande. Paul Ladd, new Director of UNRISD, took part in the event, along with other members and observers of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on SSE. For the video of the side-event, click here. Read our latest think [...]

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Mixed fortunes as solidarity economy takes root in Greece

Time banks, farmer-to-buyer sales groups and alternative currencies springing up but expansion has not been steady or easy A bartering bazaar in Volos, where tem currency coupons are exchanged for products or services. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images Emma Graham-Harrison in Athens Friday 17 July 2015 07.36 EDT Last modified on Friday 17 July 2015 07.53 EDT As money has become tighter in Greece, an alternative “solidarity economy” has sprung up providing everything from food and medical care to hairdressing and language classes to thousands [...]

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