The one week SSE Academy is organized in plenary sessions and in elective sessions. The elective sessions offer opportunities to share knowledge, discuss concrete applications of Social and Solidarity Economy at national and regional level, and draw up lessons for further research, projects and policy making. Participants sign only for the electives they are interested in. In addition, study visits realized during the academy allow participants to acquire in-depth knowledge of good practices and initiatives in the field of SSE.
Starting in 2013 (3th edition of the SSE Academy), the programme combines distance-learning and on-campus training sessions. To this end, distance-learning Internet platforms and interactive tools were launched in order to foster and strengthen a worldwide network of people interested in Social and Solidarity Economy.