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5th RIPESS International Meeting of Social Solidarity Economy - Manila’13 - Building Social Solidarity Economy As an Alternative Model of Development - Manila, The Philippines - October 15-18, 2013

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Since 1997 and every four years, RIPESS promotes the International Meeting of Social Solidarity Economy, sharing practices and discussing the current challenges and ways to strengthen the Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) worldwide as a development strategy in the actual context of a global crisis of capitalism.

We will debate the identity of the SSE and its relationship with various aspects, such as: other social movements; the governments and international agencies; “Buen vivir”, degrowth and other new indicators of development; the capitalist market; governance and management; economical sustainability; social development; ecological conservation; diversity of culture, gender, race; the territories and local supply chains; consumption and society.

October 15, 2013

  • Opening ceremony

  • Political and conjuncture analysis

  • SSE in the continents: State of the art

Plenary

October 16, 2013

  • The territory of Social Solidarity economy in Quezon City Memorial Circle

Plenary

October 17, 2013

Plenary

Workshops:

  • Theme 1: Global Vision

Questions/Issues of this Theme:

→ Governance structures for SSE

→ Values of SSE that set it apart from neoliberal market oriented economy

→ Social development services provided by SSE and ecological conservation services

→ Economical sustainability

  • Theme 2: SSE Experiences in the Territories

Questions/Issues of this Theme:

→ What actions/ innovations are being undertaken by SSE to link/connect (ethical) producers and (ethical) consumers? How to make further advances in this aspect?

→ What actions/innovations are being undertaken by SSE to link/ connect (ethical) production and solidarity/social finance? How to make further advances in this aspect?

→ What concrete actions/ innovations are being undertaken by SSE to create an alternative market for SSE products and services at the local, national, and international levels? How to make further advances in this aspect?

→ What actions/innovations are being undertaken by SSE contributing to territorial development? How to make further advances in this aspect?

  • Theme 3: Global Networking and Organizing

Questions/Issues of this Theme:

→ What are the network initiatives that are necessary for reinforcing the global vision in the following dimensions:

. finances

. public policies

. research and education

→ What are strategic actors (social movements, institutions, government structures) with which we should strategically articulate?

→ What actions are undertaken by SSE enterprises to link/connect with local, national, and international networks? How SSE expands membership locally and internationally?

→ What are the challenges in establishing such institutional linkages?

  • Theme 4: Communication and visibility of SSE

Questions/Issues of this Theme:

How to develop the visibility of:

→ the SSE experiences among each other (SSE initiatives knowing and learning from each other)

→ the SSE initiatives to society, common public, other movements and actors

→ the organization of SSE (its networks, where they are, what are the actors doing SSE and how it’s organized)

→ the global vision of SSE in respect to political issues of interest for society and development (political positions/views)

  • Continental Meetings

October 18, 2013

  • Specific and concrete commitments, actions and goals for 2014-2017

  • Dialog between RIPESS, Governments and UN Agencies

Plenary

Speakers