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Regional Forum: Solidarity Economy in Berlin-Brandenburg and Brazil

Forum
Thursday, 10.09.
14:00
1h 30min
MA001

How do we strengthen the economic and political networks of people involved in the alternative economies of Berlin and Brandenburg?  How do we foster the development of a viable network for sustainable and solidarity economy, as a tangible alternative for the majority?  The Podium introduces the current networking activities, offers access to the various aspects of regional networks and gives a focussed overview of the regional themes and possibilities for exchange beyond the Congress.

Speaker: 
Ute Scheub, Prof. Rosangela Alves de Oliveira, Elisabeth Voß, Frank Wesemann, Prof. Clarita Müller-Plantenberg, Lisa Grossmann

„Panorama“ of Solidarity Economy in EUROPE

Forum
Friday, 11.09.
09:00
1h 30min
MA004

Presentation of the results collected  during 2015 on the Panorama's process: methodology, fieldwork, impact and interim results.  Presentation of the website and think-tank Socioeco.org. Assisted web site navigation. Invitation to participate in providing resources.
This session will last until 10:45 AM.

Speaker: 
Bérénice Dondeyne, Jordi Ribas, Françoise Wautiez, Moderation: Josette Combes

Roundtable - Social Economy, Solidarity Economy, Social Enterprise and Social Innovation: what are the theoretical and political challenges in Europe ?

Forum
Friday, 11.09.
09:00
1h 30min
MA005

SSE appears as a sign of hope; it is possible to build a more just, less predatory and more democratic world. But it is not only necessary that the SSE ceases to be minority and wide; it is also very important to be able to respond to current challenges in Europe. This round table will attempt to delimit and define these concepts showing there is another economy conceptualization based on multitude of emanating experiences.
This session will last until 10:45 AM.

Speaker: 
Jean Louis Laville, Rogerio Amaro, Facilitated by: Jean Louis Laville

Convergence Forum - Trends of alternative economy

Forum
Friday, 11.09.
09:00
3h 30min
MA141

The different approaches to social trends are like pieces of a  puzzle, but do they fit together?  Where do they work for or against each other? Is there even enough agreement to enable working on a common strategy?  At this Convergence Forum we attempt to lay a foundation for the social-economic paradigm shift by clarifying the game rules.

Method: “Open Space” will make a brief contribution (flexible small groups).

Speaker: 
Hannes Euler, Thomas Deterding, Andrea Vetter, Stephanie Ristig-Bresser, Lioba Kucharczak etc., Moderation: Moderator Thomas Dönnebrink

Community Land Trust and Urban Commons

Forum
Friday, 11.09.
09:00
3h 30min
MA043

This two-session workshop will explore a range of innovative approaches to building urban commons such as community land trusts; co-operative solutions for housing, renewable energy and garden cities; local food systems; and the Bologna Regulation for the Care and Regeneration of Urban Commons, among others.  Presentations will discuss creative initiatives in Barcelona, Spain; Lille, Italy; Seoul, Korea; Bologna, Italy; Madison (Wisconsin, USA), and in Great Britain.  We plan extensive Q&A and discussion, with an accent on action steps for moving forward.

Speaker: 
Silke Helfrich, Pat Conaty, John Restakis, Erwin Calonne, Stefan Rost, David Bollier, Michel Bauwens, Christian Iaione, Cliff Rosenthal

Living well and working well

Forum
Friday, 11.09.
11:00
1h 30min
MA004

Living well and working well, how do we fare with work as the basis of individual socilization in light of disaffection, unemployment, burn out etc on one hand and on the other the constant development of the productive forces and global/digital networking of society’s labour?  How can people, existence and work be reconciled again?  How can work be returned to the self determined, co-operative activity which people actually created in the first place?

Speaker: 
Ernst Lohoff, Martina Fuchs-Buschbeck, Gerald von Hägele, Moderation: Christine Pohl

Paths to common property ownership

Forum
Friday, 11.09.
11:00
1h 30min
MA041

Are there solidarity living arrangements which can provide an alternative to exorbitant rents and speculation? Apartment building syndicates and co-operative residential models pave the way to de-privatization and to affordable housing.  We discuss concepts for collective ownership of land and buildings, solidarity financing, ecological and sustainable building methods and the self management of residential and project dwellings.  Houses for those who live in them!

Speaker: 
Rolf Novy-Huy, Julian Benz, Holger, Anna Heilgemeyr, Dr. Heike Meves

Solidarity management of the public property of water

Forum
Friday, 11.09.
11:00
1h 30min
MA144

The Forum will enable the controversial discussion about various ways to handle common goods in the public domain.  Water will be used as an example to show the tension between communal administration and Solidarity Economy methods of public participation and self organization as well as to allow the exchange of practical experience.  Can co-operatives provide an alternative to a democratic administration by public authorities?

Speaker: 
Christa Hecht, Sebastian Schönauer, Bernd Rohde, Gerlinde Schermer, Moderation: Dorothea Härlin

What comes after capitalism?

Forum
Friday, 11.09.
11:00
1h 30min
MA005

Even in conservative circles, distrust has grown about the ability of capitalist economic methods to handle the biggest ecological and socio-political challenges of the 21st century.  The accumulation of massive wealth, whilst at the same time impoverishing and driving into debt a large part of the global population and the reckless destruction of planet Earth, are not aberrations of current politics, rather they are necessary components of a system based on increasing capital.

Speaker: 
Ulrike Herrmann, PD Dr. Ralf Ptak, Harald Bender. Moderation: Norbert Bernholt

Communal and Solidarity Economy

Forum
Friday, 11.09.
14:30
1h 30min
MA005

We invite those players involved in the sector, who want to administrate local and regional authorities in the interests of the residents and who promote solidarity, regional and alternative economic cycles.  We want to be inspired by good practice.  The goal of the event is to  show, by means of good practice, how solidarity economy enterprises and the community can profit from collaboration.

Speaker: 
Paul Singer, Patricia Andriot, Erdmuthe Klaer, Christian Iaione, Moderation: Giuliana Giorgi

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