Athens UniverSSE 2017 Congress : no one left behind!

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À propos du projet

Cette campagne vise à collecter de l'argent afin de couvrir les frais de voyage et d'hébergement des membres des groupes d'Économie Sociale et Solidaire (SSE) qui participeront au Congrès UniverSSE 2017, ainsi que certains de ses coûts administratifs

Budget Infrastructure Minimal Optimal
Accommodation and Travel Expenses
We need to cover accommodation and travel expenses for people that will participate in the event and they cannot cover their expenses otherwise. This amount will be used for groups from Southern Europe and Turkey.
$ 3,785
Additional accommodation and travel expenses
This amount will be used for groups from Southern Europe (especially Greece) to cover their expenses of travel and accommodation.
$ 1,622
Budget Matériel Minimal Optimal
Administrative expenses
This amount will cover expenses for creating and printing leaflets, posters and signs for the event.
$ 1,081
Material for Rewards
Costs for bags, t-shirts and the postal service
$ 351
Administrative expenses
This amount will be used for creating a booklet that will include detailed information about presentations, workshops and discussions that will happen during the event. This booklet will be used as a reference guide for the future of the SSE universe in Europe. It will be distributed to SSE groups, as well to those that were not able to participate.
$ 1,081
Material for Rewards
Costs for bags, t-shirts and the postal service
$ 351
Budget Tâche Minimal Optimal
Comission for Goteo 4% and for the transactions approx. 1%
$ 270
Comission for Goteo 4% and for the transactions approx. 1%
$ 270
Total $ 5,488 $ 8,813

Informations générales

UniverSSE 2017 est le 4ème Congrès européen sur l’Economie Sociale Solidaire qui aura lieu à Athènes du 9 au 11 juin.

Des coopératives, des initiatives de terrain, des organisations de l’ESS, des collectifs, des réseaux et des personnes qui travaillent pour promouvoir et faire avancer l’ESS à travers toute l’Europe se réuniront lors de cet événement.

Ces 3 jours de Congrès sont l’opportunité de débattre et échanger des idées, des expériences, des expertises et des stratégies communes autour de l’ESS. Nous considérons que l’ESS est un espace dynamique qui s’étend à toute l’Europe, dans lequel les personnes organisent leur activité sociale et économique de nombreuses façons différentes.
Cet événement est l’occasion d’améliorer la visibilité de l’ESS en Grèce et de construire des connexions entre les personnes, les structures et les réseaux de l’économie solidaires au niveau européen.
Nous sommes aussi heureux de vous annoncer que la 6ème Assemblée générale du RIPESS EU se tiendra également à Athènes, dans le cadre du Congrès.

Caractéristiques principales

The Congress has 7 thematic zones that cover all the areas of Social and Solidarity Economy. In each thematic there will be discussions, presentations of initiatives and labs.
The thematic zones are:

  1. Concepts, forms and fields of social solidarity economy and cooperativism
    The universe of S.S.E is characterized by a vast range of operations that work in various sectors of the economy, such as food , education, trade, new technologies, alternative financing, communication, tourism and more.
    Horizontal management, role distribution, labour relations, conflict management, social and economic sustainability, networking, marketing strategies, social impact and decision making process are some of the challenges that we want to discuss! And of course some questions: Social Economy? Solidarity Economy? Cooperative Economy? Social Entrepreneurship? What about Sharing Economy?
  2. Responsible consumption, production and climate change
    The globalized neo-liberal system seeks to maximize shareholder profits to the detriment of human and planetary resources, leading to climate change and severe social damage. The broad vision of solidarity economy is based on sustainability and this implies the relocalisation of production and consumption (food, renewable energies, goods, services, culture…) as specified in Sustainable Development Goal 12. Solidarity economy, by implementing this approach, (re)builds solidarity at all levels, empowers citizens to create and implement alternatives in direction of food sovereignty, reconnects rural and urban society, and significantly contributes to fighting climate change (SDG 13).
  3. Practices of SSE on social integration with a special focus on refugees’ issues
    Crisis management or empowerment policies for social groups experiencing exclusion? Can SSE transform the design and implementation of social policy in the direction of solidarity? How is “social work” affected in the context of crisis and what does the mutual help model imply? Bright examples of social solidarity initiatives towards refugees as housing projects from self-organized initiatives and social entrepreneurship will be presented.
  4. Social innovation: Research, technology, education and tools for SSE
    A fundamental part of the social innovation occurring in the solidarity economy is its pedagogic character. Pedagogic in the ways that education-related movements practice teaching and learning and, more importantly, in the way that take part in a movement with transformational impact on the personal, societal and political levels.
    This session would like to explore how social innovation and knowledge production and sharing is practiced in the SSE: How assemblies act as an educational method and how novel pedagogic methods incorporate democracy as educational principle? What is the role of technology for the capturing and reproduction of the manifested social innovation and how the knowledge produced on the ground can be systematised and distributed? What new forms of research and educational institutions are bred by a practice based in solidarity and collective well-being in relation to the public, private and third sectors?
  5. Commons: Approaches and practices on digital, natural, urban, cultural common goods
    The movements for the defense, recuperation and development of Commons, consist of a growing wave of practices of mutuality and a proposal of a social and economic model of organization beyond the state and/or market bipolarity. This thematic aims to facilitate the exchange of experiences and self-management of Commons by the communities of their users in various fields – from the natural resources (water, land, food, energy etc.) to digital commons and from the urban space to knowledge production. Moreover, it hopes to enrich the discussion that already has started around the conception of institutional and legal frameworks for the establishment of Commons, in the prospect of radical social transformations.
  6. Public policies (local, national, European level) promoting SSE: From whom, for who, what for.
    Recently, a series of framework laws have been introduced in various countries of Europe (and not only Europe) with the intention to recognize Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE), to regulate a number of issues related to the respective entities belonging to the universe of SSE, to define the way through which the state at its various levels (central, regional, local) interacts with SSE.
    To what extent the new public policies enable or restrain the transformative potential of SSE? Are the necessary conditions for the creation of a public space between SSE and the state assured? Are there any examples of local governance with a radical direction? How are local communities involved with the design and implementation of policies affecting their everyday life?
  7. Open space / Free zone
    This thematic is created in order to host any discussion, presentation, lab that does not fit in the above categories.
    Hundreds of groups, that are on the SSE field across Europe, will join the Congress to discuss, exchange practices and experiences, create tools that will inspire the Society and plan all together a common future.
    Our Goal is to Democratize Economy, Emancipate Society and Empower Change.

Pourquoi est-ce important

Nous avons comme motivation l’idée d’inclure dans le Congrès le plus possible d’acteurs importants dans le champs de l’ESS.

Répartis dans toute l’Europe, il existe de nombreux groupes liés à l’ESS qui travaillent au niveau local ou national. Afin de construire un réseau plus fort entre ces groupes, nous souhaitons créer un espace de coopération. Cet été à Athènes, le Congrès UniverSSE aura donc lieu. Ce sera un point de rencontre pour les personnes, les entreprises collectives, les organisations et les groupes de l’ESS dans toute l’Europe, qui travaillent pour la promotion et l’amélioration de l’ESS. Dans le cadre des 7 espaces thématiques du Congrès, nous débattrons et échangerons des expériences, idées, expertises et conclusions sur l’ESS et déciderons de quelles sont les prochaines étapes pour mettre en place une forte coopération au niveau européen.

Nous souhaitons que des initiatives de tous les pays puissent participer et partager leurs expériences, en particulier les groupes de pays qui font face à de graves problèmes financiers et sociaux.
Chacun et chacune a sa place dans l’univers de l’ESS, quelles que soient ses conditions financières, n’oublions pas que la Solidarité est une des briques de construction de cette économie.


Objectifs de la campagne de crowdfunding

Notre principal objectif est de ne laisser personne à la traine. Par l’intermédiaire de cette campagne, nous aimerions couvrir les frais de voyage et de logement des membres des collectifs ESS qui partageront avec nous leur précieuse expérience et leurs pratiques en participant au Congrès.
Comme ces groupes n’ont pas les moyens de couvrir leur dépenses ni les connexions avec d’autres projets, la campagne les aidera à nous rejoindre, à coopérer et à préparer des plans pour le futur de l’ESS.

De plus, un montant plus petit sera utilisé pour couvrir les coûts administratifs, tels que le matériel d’impression (les posters et les brochures) qui seront utilisés pendant le Congrès, ainsi que le coût de production et d’impression d’une brochure avec les résultats du Congrès.

Celle-ci sera distribuée au niveau européen et constituera un guide de référence qui aidera à diffuser l’information et à inspirer plus de gens à rejoindre l’univers de l’ESS.

La Solidarité pour nous n’est pas qu’un mot, c’est une pratique quotidienne dans tous les aspects de la vie.

Nous vous invitons à nous aider pour rendre ce projet possible!



Expérience antérieure et équipe

The Greek organization team consists of members of the following groups:
From Athens:

Dock ‘Social Solidarity Economy Zone’
“Dock” is a permanent infrastructure that supports Social Solidarity Economy projects.
Its people are active members in the field of Social Solidarity Economy with constant participation in cooperative ventures, social actions and the networking of the ecosystem.

Hub (Komvos) for the Social Economy, Empowerment and Innovation
Komvos is a collective for the development and empowerment of projects in the field of Social Solidarity Economy. Through the production of programs and exchange of knowledge, it aims at strengthening the operational capabilities of active projects, at the maturation of new projects and the overall expansion of the field of Social Solidarity Economy. Its most recent action was the organization of training seminars for the Social and Solidarity Economy in cooperation with the Simon Fraser University of Canada.

Festival for Solidarity and Cooperative Economy
The Festival for Solidarity and Cooperative Economy, from 2012 until now, contributed in the development of Solidarity and Cooperative Economy in Greece and in its consolidation in people’s consciousness as a reality. Its role is important for the networking of all projects, the synergies and the birth of new initiatives and ideas.

Coordination of KOINSEP in Athens
KOINSEP is the term we use for the social cooperative enterprises in Greece. Their goal is not the profit, but the creation of projects for unemployed workers who with their own forces try, in the crisis, to ensure their daily survival with dignity, while they are presenting another standard of collective living, working and creating.

Nationwide Coordination of Solidarity Schools
It is an attempt to coordinate nationwide the structures involved in education in the field of solidarity, with the primary purpose among others to formulate the accumulated experience. It launched in 2015 with the initiative of the Solidarity School of Mesopotamia, along with the Solidarity School of Keratsini.

Efimerida ton Syntakton – EfSyn (Journalists Paper)
“The newspaper of Editors”, which is issued by the “Cooperative of workers in newspapers and magazines” through the “Independent Mass Media Inc.” and in which the Cooperative is the major shareholder, was formed mainly by former employees of the “Eleftherotypia” and “Sunday Eleftherotypia” – journalists, technicians and clerks- but also former employees of other media.

and from Thessaloniki:
The Initiative of cooperation for Social Solidarity Economy (PRO.S.K.AL.O.) aims to contribute to an action plan that will establish a comprehensive system of work, consumption and life and will lead to the social liberation of human on a sustainable planet.

People’s University of Social Solidarity Economy (UnivSSE)
This is a self-managed cooperative collective, created in Thessaloniki in 2013. It aims to promote education, training, retraining and information of  the participants in ideas, values and principles of social and solidarity economy, direct democracy and synergism.

Co-promoted by Ripess Eu

RIPESS Europe aims to share best practices and engage in joint actions that can expand and enhance the visibility of the Social and Solidarity Economy.
The network aims to bring together stakeholders and organizations in the social and solidarity economy at the European level with the scope to promote other modes of production, consumption, saving and sharing. The goal is in the end to construct more just economic relations and a more solidarity-based development.

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Engagement social

Sustainable Development Goals

  • Sustainable Cities and Communities

    There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.

  • Responsible Production and Consumption

    Responsible Production and Consumption

  • Partnerships for the Goals

    Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development