September 7, 2021

Is there a vaccine to face the “virus” that generates cynicism, unbridled ambition and corruption in our societies? (article in Spanish)

Columnista: Roberto Di Meglio   Desde muchos meses discusiones, análisis, reflexiones y debates sobre las vacunas para el COVID-19 son parte de la vida cotidiana de todos nosotros. Sin embargo, de otro “virus”, – invisible en el microscopio – que […]
August 11, 2021

Agreements are good, but then they must be put into practice

Columnist: Roberto Di Meglio   The document approved at the G20 for the Environment, celebrated in Naples in July 2021, formally reaffirms the commitments of the Paris Agreement. Unfortunately, the goals of halving emissions by 2030 and phasing out the […]
August 9, 2021

12th ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy (Lisbon, Portugal, 15-26 Nov 2021)

👉🏾 The course will be available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.   The ILO and CASES are organising the 12th edition of the Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE Academy). It will take place from 15 to 26 November […]
June 25, 2021

The consolation of numbers in times of COVID-19: the Italian case

Columnist: Roberto Di Meglio   The master’s class given by Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, professor of economic geography at LSE, on occasion of the 5th World Forum on Local Economic Development (June 2021), highlighted some aspects of the crisis generated by Covid-19 [1]. […]
May 21, 2021

Solidarity in times of COVID-19: a time lacking in happiness, but full of anxiety

Columnist: Roberto Di Meglio   On April 4, 2020, the British Financial Times, the world’s leading business daily not exactly known for its progressive publications, released an editorial that deserves attention. It read as follows: “Radical reforms will have to […]
March 29, 2021

Strengthening SSE Policy in Asia, Capacity Building Workshop (29-31 March 2021)

As part of the project “Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) Policy in Asia”, ILO has partnered with the Korean Social Enterprise Promotion Agency (KoSEA) and Underdogs to hold a virtual capacity building workshop on March 29-31, 2021 following the […]
March 24, 2021

Social innovation in times of COVID-19: a time lacking in desires, yet full of frustrations

Columnist: Roberto Di Meglio   The crisis generated by COVID-19 and its tragic consequences have placed the social dimension in the spotlight of public debate, focusing on the collective needs in the search of new paradigms of development. These needs […]
January 26, 2021

Social and Solidarity Economy highlighted as an alternative model of growth by UN Secretary General’s report

The UN Secretary General’s Report on “Socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all” was released for the upcoming Fifty-ninth session of the Commission for Social Development on the topic. […]
December 22, 2020

Greetings Message – Mensaje de Fin de Año

[English] Dear Colleagues and Friends, It has been a tragic and strange year. However, working together we have achieved important results and laid seeds for the future. 2021 will be a year of transition to a new normality. With everyone’s […]
September 22, 2020

GSEF Global Virtual Forum 2020

Great Challenges, Greater Solidarity Power of Community and SSE as a Path for Transformation GSEF Global Virtual Forum 19-23 October 2020   GSEF and GSEF2021 Mexico Local Organizing Committee (LOC) present the GSEF Global Virtual Forum October 2020 with the […]
September 14, 2020

International Conference: Mapping the Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia (22 Sept. 2020)

The Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) is a way of conducting economic activity while pursuing both social and economic aims and fostering solidarity. Despite the rising importance of the SSE, major questions remain regarding the definition, measurement, size, impact, potential, […]
July 6, 2020

Reflections on the Coronavirus (article in Spanish)

Artículo de Francisco Alburquerque Llorens, red DETE   En este post trato de subrayar, desde una visión consciente del compromiso y responsabilidad de los gobiernos territoriales, dos aspectos que creo fundamentales y que se refieren, en primer lugar, a la […]