Be part of the Universse 2017

Athens , 01/03/2017

Democratizing Economy, Emancipating Society, Empowering Change

Komvos participates along with other groups and networks and in collaboration with RIPESS Europe in the organization of the  4th  European  Social  Solidarity  Economy  (SSE) Congress, which will  take  place  in Agricultural University of Athens ( map ) on the 9/10/11th of June. Cooperatives, grassroots initiatives, SSE organizations, groups and people that work to promote and advance SSE from all over Europe will meet for the event. 


Call for ideas  

While the organization team works for the success of this congress, we are looking forward to receive your ideas regarding the following themes that we prioritize to discuss during the 3day Congress. The procedure will be the following:

Every group, network or individual that is interested in participating on the process of formulating the program, could send ideas according to the following axes, until 27/03/2017 through our email:

The proposed axes are the following: (more info here)

-Concepts, forms and fields of social solidarity economy and cooperativism

-Responsible consumption, production and climate change

-Practices of SSE on social integration with a special focus on refugees issues

-Social innovation: Research, technology, education and tools for SSE

-Commons: Approaches and practices on digital, natural, urban, cultural commons

-Public policies (on local, national, European level) promoting SSE :  From whom, for who, what for.

-Open space / Free zone

We invite ideas indicating the thematic area you refer to and the format of the meeting you propose (workshop, panel discussion, etc.). After the  deadline (27/03/2017), the organizational team will assess all proposals and arrange them in clusters. Within these clusters we will make an effort to include as many ideas sent as possible.

The main intention is to organize the Congress along with the main axes (plus the free zone area) in order to enable a common vision while allowing for the exchange of different perspectives and experiences.