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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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A Social, Solidarity… and Female Economy

Ginebró school, a cooperative education founded 40 years ago in Catalonia. A company model of solidary and social economy supported by l’iesMed (photo iesMed) With the support of the Secretariat of the UfMThe Social and Solidarity Economy is playing an active role in the economic integration of women in the Mediterranean. View of Rodérick Egal, president of iesMed (Innovation & Social Economy in the Mediterranean) cooperative company. What role does the Social and Solidarity Economy...

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