Economia Solidária

Summer School

First European Summer School on Solidarity Economy, held in September 2017

The Solidarity Economy concept is attentive to the non-institutionalized forms of cooperation among citizens, who seek to collectively organize space and economy for the strengthening of their rights and emancipation. Within the framework of the Solidarity Economy, these experiences of associated work and of reciprocal help allow gathering in an equitable and non-hierarchical way diverse knowledge - urban, popular, peasant. Initiatives that seek a direct relationship between producers and consumers, which stimulate the exchange of goods and knowledge, which strengthen the relationship between neighbors and which are based on proposals for critical consumption and solidarity are multiplying. These community experiences exist in several European countries with the same names or with different denominations, showing that there are common points between the experiences of Solidarity Economy in Europe.

In the First European Summer School on Solidarity Economy, held in 2017, we aimed at exploring precisely the common points and the differences between what happens in Southern Europe and other countries of the European continent, in order to highlight the multiplicity and diversity of silenced economic experiences, namely those that are carried out by groups of citizens. It also reflected on the possibility of building a more intense and permanent dialogue agenda among researchers and activists from different countries, in order to build a greater visibility for the Solidarity Economy.

This Summer School took place as one of the 1st events of the international platform SERESI (Solidarity Economy, Reciprocity and Social Innovation).

For any further detail, please see https://www.ces.uc.pt/pt/agenda-noticias/agenda-de-eventos/2017/first-european-summer-school-on-solidarity-economy/outline

You can also find videos, photos, and other material related to this scientific event in the following folder: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1C1fvqEP0C2Vdbkhms8DDI69Y_tiHtVzN