Resource website of social and solidarity economy

RETE di Economia Solidale (RES ITALIA)

Solidarity economy is a concrete alternative based on practices to create an economy and a society oriented towards the wellbeing of all.

It is a reality that is spreading all over the world, and bring together into networks experiences respectful of people and the environment.

The proposal of an Italian network of solidarity economy (Res) was established in 2002 by the Solidarity Purchase Groups which spread to Italy in the 1990s, as a moment of meeting, connecting and exchanging information.

Since then it has evolved as a possible answer to the recurring crises of the global development model. From a simple network of connections in these years it is becoming a set of realities that work together to develop proposals, economic models, to experiment with new forms of economic organization.