Social and Solidarity Economy

IV Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy: Towards inclusive and sustainable development, 28 July - 01 August 2014, Campinas, Brazil: A compliation of articles (in Portuguese).

IV Academia sobre Economia Social e Solidária, 28 de julho - 1 de agosto de 2014 – Campinas, Brazil: Compliação de Artigos The ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalisation (2008) states that “productive, profitable and sustainable enterprises, together with a strong social economy and a viable public sector, are critical to sustainable economic development and employment opportunities”.

Today, the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) is a reality in many people´s lives because it promotes values and principles that focus on people’s needs and on their communities. In a spirit of voluntary participation, self-help and self-reliance, and through enterprises and organizations, it seeks to balance economic success with fairness and social justice, from the local level to the global level.
This year the Academy will have a special focus on the added value of Social and Solidarity Economy Organizations (SSEOs) in terms of inclusivity and sustainability and the role that the SSE can play in the debate on the post-2015 development agenda.