Sopar d’Aprofitament – Community dinner

In the Poble–sec district of Barcelona, ​​we had a delicious dinner. The activity has been stimulated by the Motor Group made up of 10 fantastic women. It was an activity of Social and Solidarity economy that generates a lot of social benefit almost without the need for money. 35 volunteers recovered and prepared the food […]

SSE initiatives of the Unis-Cité’s SSEd’s local group

Adel is carrying out a project to allow access to sports practice for audiences who do not necessarily have the financial means to register in a sports club or a sports hall. There are issues of health, nutrition for a sport without getting injured. Katia works in schools and leisure centers with children. Its role […]

Why is poverty so difficult to eradicate?

Why is poverty so difficult to eradicate? Why are plans to counteract it almost always ineffective? Fragility, vulnerability, adult and educational poverty are the not obvious, but very probable, outcome of the concomitance of two factors: the weakness of the individual’s “internal capacities”, and the lack of resources, materials and immaterial, to which they have […]

Kaleido’Scop contributes to the Congress of cooperative companies

Kaléido’Scop is a cooperative company, named in France as” SCOP” (Société Coopérative et Participative = Participative and cooperative enterprise). A long history is behind this old movement of SSE but still the economic model of SCOP remains marginal. In the family of cooperative companies, we also have SCIC (Société Coopérative d’Intérêt Collectif = Cooperative enterprises […]

Legal clothing made by people in an illegal situation: Top Manta

The group of local young people from the SSEds4youth project in Barcelona visited the Top Manta space in March. During the visit, they interviewed Lamine Bathily, spokesman for the Mantero Union. The origins of the Mantero Union date back to the summer of 2015, the Manteros fed up with the police persecution decided to organize themselves to face the situation. They joined […]

Festival of Sustainable Development

Thanks to the reputation acquired, and to the growing mobilization of Italian society on the themes of sustainable development, the Sustainable Development Festival represents a further step to encourage Italy to achieve the 2030 Agenda. The Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS), that brings together almost 300 organizations from the economic and social spheres, organizes […]

Learning about personal change and collective dimension from “The Beehive Community”

At the end of March, the Greek group of SSEds project had the chance to meet “The Beehive Community” (, a newly formed cooperative active in Athens. Our intention was to learn about why they chose to start this path together, how they took the first steps and what helped them in this process. The […]

The quality of democratic life can be measured in the way we treat minorities

The group of local young people from the SSEds4youth project in Barcelona visited the Mescladís space on February 16. During the visit, they interviewed Martín Habiague, founder and director of the social project that celebrated 15 years of work for social justice and the right to migrate. Many years ago Martín migrated from Argentina to […]

Report on the 3rd Webinar

On 16th February the SSEds international community met online for their 3rd webinar. The main aim of the meeting was to keep building this community of young people interested in Social Solidarity Economy, SSE practitioners and educators. After a short energizer, the participants splitted into country groups in order to reflect about what they are […]

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