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BUILDING SUPPLY CHAINS AS A STRATEGY FOR TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT AND STRENGTHENING OF SOLIDARITY ECONOMIC VENTURES

4th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social Economy University of Antwerp, 24-26 October 2013

Marco Aurélio Maia Barbosa OLIVEIRA FILHO,, Ana Lucia Cortegoso, October 2013

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Summary :

With reference of neighborhoods located in the south area of a city in the interior of São Paulo, identified as an area of high social vulnerability, the project aimed to build public policy guidelines of Solidarity Economy, understanding this as a territorial development strategy. Therefore, the general team of NuMI-EcoSol was organized on specific teams, each one responsible for a type of project goal, one of them being the analysis of the viability of formation and articulation of SEV (solidarity economic ventures)in the cleaning production chain, through participatory processes and with the protagonism of ventures and individuals participating in ventures and initiatives within the Solidarity Economy in the territory and in the municipality, in the perspective of participatory action-research, social research methodological strategy used as a reference by the team of the Incubator. This research methodology, conducted in close association with an action or solving of a collective problem, in which researchers and representative participants of the situation or of the problem that they are involved in a cooperative or participatory way, includes both a project of knowledge production and social change.