Rodas de Diálogo

Solidarity Economy in Brazil in the face of socio-political setbacks: reflections on the current context

Marilia Verissimo Veronese (UNISINOS)

November 12, 2018, 16h30

Room 1, CES-Alta


Solidarity Economy is one of the vigorous social movements that have developed in Brazil, especially in the last two decades, and which has been an innovative impulse for social emancipation, for the construction of a non-state public space and for the democratisation of the economy in this country. The seminar aims to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of this social movement in a period of socio-political retreat and its role of resistance in defending democracy and rights won. It is part of a broader series of debates promoted by CES and Casa de Esquina, intituled Debating Brazil, to discuss not only the human rights situation in Brazil but also the expansion of the far right in Europe, in a comparative perspective.

Bio note

Marilia Verissimo Veronese holds a PhD in Social Psychology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (2004). She completed a doctoral internship at the University of Havana in 2001 and at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra in 2003, under the supervision of Boaventura de Sousa Santos. She is currently Associate Researcher at the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), and is an associate researcher in the Solidarity and Cooperative Economics (ECOSOL) research group. Has experience in the area of Sociology and Social Psychology, also working in the area of Collective Health. Research mainly on the following themes: solidarity economy, self-management, labour, contemporaneity and subjectivity.

Activity under Ecosol-CES