The objectives of the ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy are:

  • Contribute to a better understanding of the concept of Social and Solidarity Economy
  • Discuss the relevance of SSE as a new development alternative and how to relate it to ILO’s Decent Work Agenda
  • Strengthen the impact of SSE through the creation of a community of practice


At the end of the academy, the participants will be able to:

  • have a better understanding of the different areas where the SSE can play a role (employment creation, social protection, social dialogue, innovation, environment, green jobs, informal economy, local economic development, etc.);
  • refer to SSE legal and policy frameworks from around the world;
  • identify the key features of an enabling environment for an effective SSE;
  • refer to experiences of successful SSE initiatives from different areas of practice;
  • make use of tools and approaches to effectively promote SSE and take actions within the context of such initiatives.