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The post-2015 international sustainable development agenda: what is at stake for the Social Solidarity Economy?

Forum
Saturday, 12.09.
14:30
1h 30min
MA004

The year 2015 will be crucial to define the orientations and means of implementation of the international development agenda. What are the opportunities and challenges for Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) actors to scale up the recognition of SSE’s contribution to sustainable development?

Speaker: 
Madani Koumaré, Yvon Poirier, Jason Nardi, Hani May, Jürgen Schwettmann, Claire des Mesnards, Moderation: Yvon Poirier

Roundtable - a: Institutional Dialogue between SSE and political parties

Forum
Saturday, 12.09.
14:30
1h 30min
MA005

What is the relationship today between Social Solidarity Economy actors and the political landscape? Where do old and new political parties stand with regards to alternative economic approaches and practices and their promotion? How is the European Parliament moving, beyond the social business and green economy approach? Is it possible to create new spaces of political dialogue between political institutions and grassroots solidarity economy networks and initiatives to promote the development of SSE both at the European and at the local level?

Speaker: 
Miguel Urbán Crespo, Georgia Bekridaki, Andrea Calori, Annie Berger, Jordi Via, Moderation: Josette Combes

Roundtable – b: Public Policies and legislations in progress on SSE in Europe

Forum
Saturday, 12.09.
16:30
1h 30min
MA005

How do the EU institutions promote “the spread and strengthening of the social economy as key driver of economic and social development in the European Union”, in line with the EU 2020 strategy? EU parliament’s Social Economy intergroup states that “social economy is able to bring innovative solutions for social cohesion and inclusion, job creation, entrepreneurial spirit, growth and the promotion of active citizenship“. Although some work has been made during the last Parliament’s and Commission’s mandates, a lot still has to be done.

Speaker: 
Emily Mattheissen, Carlos De Freitas, Françoise Bernon, Sven Giegold, Kenneth Quiguer

Community gardening, urban and rural small scale agriculture in Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Cuba.

Forum
Sunday, 13.09.
09:00
1h 30min
MA005

Small-holding farming and gardens have something in common: they feed their people. They are a self-providing or subsistance economy, but the surplus will be sold on the market to earn money. School gardens offer the children the possibility to learn in the nature, in the fresh air and working with their own hands, feeling the soil, smelling the plants. They learn how to collect water, care for the seed and the compost, in order to farm ecologically. Urban agriculture, community gardens are mostly run by groups or cooperations.

Speaker: 
Farida Akhtar, Asmelash Dagne Dtiko, Reina Maria Rodriguez Garcia, Elisabeth Meyer-Renschhausen, Moderation: Christa Müller

Building a social market: bottom up strategies for developing Social and Solidarity Economy

Forum
Samstag, 05.09.
09:00
1h 30min
MA001

Social markets are emerging as one of the main strategies for promoting and consolidating Solidarity Economy at territorial level. Social markets emerge bottom up, and are formed by all those people and organizations who develop an economic activity of production, distribution, consumption and savings / investment, developed under social, democratic, sustainable, and environmentally and common goods-friendly criteria. They involve a combination of various tools like social audits, mapping, education for development, or sectorial and territorial meetings.

Speaker: 
Amanda Ortega (XES – SSE Network, Spain), Ruben Surinach (XES - SSE Network, Spain), Facilitaded by: Fernando Paniagua

Transformation Forum

Forum
Sunday, 13.09.
09:00
1h 30min
MA001

The stimuli, ideas, approaches which have come together at the Congress will be summarized, with regard to the central transformation areas (cultural/lifestyle, politics/economy/law, practical/niche projects)  Participation possibilities and activities beyond the congress will be presented.  This will be made possible through the representatives of the thematic areas active at the congress or participants who have been following the subject areas and are particularly interested in undertaking further work.

Speaker: 
Andreas Teuchert, Lioba Kucharczak, Barbara Schweitzer (angefragt), Kathrin Zero (angefragt), Stephanie Ristig-Bresser, N.N.

Transformation – Role of the Media

Forum
Sunday, 13.09.
09:00
1h 30min
MA004

Journalism, which neither needs to attend to publishing interests nor needs to be considerate of advertising customers – a genuine dream that continues seizing people all across the world. A model that binds together newspaper makers, readers and users into a collective has come to enjoy much support. Nevertheless, newspaper collectives are not simply islands of happiness.

Speaker: 
Marcelo Pereira, Birgün (asked), Elaine Diaz Rodriguez, Faciliated by: Ines Pohl

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