Social and Solidarity Economy responses to COVID-19

November 15, 2021

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

All plenary sessions of the 12th ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy will be open to watching and streamed in real-time. 👉🏾 Download the Agenda (only plenary sessions are streamed). 👉🏾 Links to watch the plenary sessions in real-time: Day 1: Original […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
June 30, 2020

UNTFSSE statement on “What role for the Social and Solidarity Economy in the post COVID-19 crisis recovery?”

Produced by the members and observers of the UNTFSSE, the statement reflects on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the role of the social and solidarity economy in post COVID-19 recovery. << Download it here >>    
May 22, 2020

Post COVID-19 Pandemic: Territorial approach for a more resilient and sustainable socio-economic model (article in Spanish)

Articulo de Roberto Di Meglio, Especialista Senior en Desarrollo Local y Economía Social de OIT Ginebra (RED DETE Europa), publicado en la revista digital DESARROLLO Y TERRITORIO, núm. 7, mayo 2020.   A partir del 22 de abril de 2020, […]
May 4, 2020

ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work, third edition

Updated estimates and analysis   Click here to open the document (in English). Haga clic aquí para abrir el documento (en Español).    
April 15, 2020

ILO resources on crisis responses by cooperatives and the social and solidarity economy (SSE)

Historically, during periods of crises, the value of cooperation, solidarity, and mutualism experience an increase in popularity. It is also during such times that there is a surge in membership and turnover of cooperatives and the wider SSE. This was […]