European Social Economy Summit

European Social Economy Summit

The ‘European Social Economy Summit’ (#EUSES) is a jointly organized conference by the European Commission and the City of Mannheim.

The #EUSES is a conference which aims at strengthening the social economy in Europe and harness its contribution to economic development, social inclusion as well as green and digital transitions. The discussions will focus on three dimensions: digitalisation of the Social Economy, (social) innovation, cross-country and cross-sectoral collaboration.

Find out more here. https://www.euses2020.eu/

Social economy in the EU

Social economy in the EU

A significant proportion of Europe’s economy is intended to make profits for people other than investors or owners. Known as the ‘social economy’, it includes cooperatives, mutual societies, non-profit associations, foundations and social enterprises.

They operate a very broad number of commercial activities, provide a wide range of products and services across the European single market and generate millions of jobs. Social enterprises are also the engine for social innovation.

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Social and Solidarity Economy and the Challenge of Sustainable Development

Social and Solidarity Economy and the Challenge of Sustainable Development

Read the position paper of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (TFSSE) in response to concerns that so far insufficient attention to the role of SSE has been paid in the process of crafting a development agenda and Sustainable Development Goals.

The paper illustrates the potential of SSE to address the economic, social and environmental objectives and integrated approaches inherent in the concept of sustainable development.

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SOCIOECO.ORG – Resource website of social and solidarity economy

SOCIOECO.ORG – Resource website of social and solidarity economy

Informal but extremely useful link. This is a document-based resource site designed to give citizens, researchers, journalists and policy-makers easy access to information on SSE.

It also demonstrates SSE’s potential to change our development practices. The site reveals on the plurality of SSE approaches.

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Adult education in the post COVID-19 era

Adult education in the post COVID-19 era

How to rethink educational activities when the sector has experienced such abrupt changes and disruption? What have we learnt from this emergency situation, both in terms of challenges and opportunities? 

This Resource Kit seeks to contribute to this ongoing discussion, providing some hints and food for thought on this matter.

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European Vocational Skills Week 2020

European Vocational Skills Week 2020

How is VET provision being organised to face the COVID-19 situation?

How vocational-specific content in a work-based learning, apprenticeship or practical context is provided?

Suggestions to share with teachers and trainers or policy makers from other countries to ensure continuity of VET provision in this period of COVID-19 emergency.

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France: New Secretary of State for SSE

France: New Secretary of State for SSE

Olivia Gregoire becomes Secretary of State for SSE. We hope that this is a favourable context in which we can take greater account of our economic and citizen initiatives,social and solidarity enterprises and organizations.

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Open webinar by ENAIP Veneto

Open webinar by ENAIP Veneto

The relationship established between local authorities and the third sector is an alternative to the one ruled by profit and market”. With these words, Italian Constitutional Court has confirmed that co-programming, co-planning and partnership are crucial stages for the convergence of objectives between public administrations and Third Sector bodies. An open webinar organised by ENAIP Veneto discuss this space cooperation, its implications and the potential it offers to public administrations in the construction of welfare services.

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