ILO COOP/SSE 100 Webinar V – “SSE momentum: Finance for Inclusion and the Future of Work during Covid-19 pandemic”

In a global context characterized by complex and pressing challenges, the social and solidarity economy (SSE) is receiving growing attention for its role and potential to address social and economic issues faced by individuals and communities. SSE is well positioned to address the emerging challenges related to the world of work as outlined in the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work.

The speakers will reflect on the key challenges related to the future of work, how they affect local communities, and what SSE institutions are doing or could do toward addressing them. They will highlight the key ingredients of SSE ecosystems, key trends in the SSE economy today, and the main drivers of growth for SSE organizations. The panelists will provide insights on the COVID-19 pandemic, its implications on SSE institutions and the role these institutions can play in crisis and post-crisis contexts.

The analysis provided by the speakers will be based on two research projects involving 15 countries from four continents: “Contribution of the Social and Solidarity Economy and of Social Finance to the Future of Work” and “Financial Mechanisms for Innovative Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems”.


Date:   December 3rd 2020
Time:   1:30 pm – 3 pm (CEST time)
Place:  via Zoom Webinar
Language: The webinar is held in English

Speakers at the webinar include
  • Vic van Vuuren, Enterprises Director, ILO (Chair)
  • Ignace Pollet, Senior Expert, HIVA KU Leuven
  • Riccardo Bodini, Director of EURICSE
Discussants at the webinar include:
  • Maude Brossard, Director of Associative Life and Consultation, Chantier de l’ESS, Québec/Canada
  • Silvana Cappuccio, Senior Officer in the Department of International Politics, Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL), Italy
  • Carlos Lozano, Coordinator of International Affairs, Spanish Business Confederation of Social Economy (CEPES), Spain

To register for the webinar, please click here