Parallel Events



General Assembly meeting

9 am – 10 am: Welcome and registration

10 am – 1.30 pm Statutory General Assembly

Introduction by Eric LAVILLUNIERE general coordinaton

  • Presentation of the Activities Report 2016
  • Information from the working groups
  • Discussion on the strategy and action plan 2017-2019
  • Presentation and vote for new members
  • Presentation and validation of financial statement 2016 and projected budget 2017
  • Vote for the renewal of the coordination committee

1.30 pm Lunch

2.30 pm – 4.30 pm: Strategic Orientation: debate and perspectives

Two years ago, we had chosen two general strategic goals:

  • The network expansion and it strengthening for a systemic change of the socio-economic models at a European level
  • A convergence of forces for change embodied by various movements that help to the research of democratic, equal and ecologic society.

During this session, will address the co-construction of a share perspective about public policies that we want promote at all levels.  We want also debate about the strategic priority over the next three years based on the member’s experiences.

430 pm Closure

Members are asked to specify by whom they will be represented at the General Assembly.
Members that are represented by a man and a woman have two votes in total. Members who cannot attend the GA can be represented by another member by a written proxy (only one vote in this case). The number of proxies for each delegate is limited to only one.


  • The European SSEDAS program (Social and Solidarity Economy as Development Approach for Sustainability), that is coordinated in Greece by Fair Trade Hellas

Transformative Economy
Opportunities and Challenges of the Social and Solidarity Economy
11 June 2017 – Athens – Greece

Venue: Agricultural University of Athens
Address: Iera Odos 75, Athens 118 55
Sunday June 11th, 2017

Moderator: Christina Kontaxi, Environmental Expert – Member of the Social Co-operative Enterprise “Paths of Greece”

10.00:Registration of participants and welcome greetings
10.15: SUSY – Sustainable and Solidarity EconomY – project (COSPE)
10.45: presentation of the International Research “ Transformative economy: opportunities
and challenges of the Social and Solidarity Economy in 55 territories in Europe and in the
World” (FairWatch)

11.15: presentation of best practices and videos:
– Welyne Jeffrey Jehom, Malaysia Best Practice
– Lara Panzani, COSPE / Tunisia Best Practice
– Vasilis Rizos, Solidarity for all, Greek Best Practice

12.15:  Susy Transform Map presentation – Josef Kreitmayr (Get Active)

12.30: SSE  and  development  cooperation.  From  SUSY  to  the  Global  Sustainable Development Agenda: Evidence and Relevance of the role of SSE –  CONCORD  (Fair Trade Hellas)
13.00: End of session

18.00 – 20.00
VENUE: Impact Hub Athens, Karaiskaki 28, Athina 105 54 (
Networking Afternoon: informal talks & local wine. In the beginning of the cocktail we will have the chance to follow the rehearsal of the refugee kids orchestra (tbc)

See the event on a Pdf file

SSEDAS – SUSY project consists of a network of 26 associations in 23 European countries enhancing the competences of local actors that are engaged in the social and solidarity economy, supporting a new paradigm of economic development in order to fight poverty and to diffuse an equitable and sustainable way of living.​

The SUSY project brings together and shows you examples of the solidarity economy, so that people involved and interested in solidarity-based initiatives can network and interact, and we can share and open up the idea of the solidarity economy to more and more people. By collecting and sharing these examples, we aim to gain new insights into the solidarity economy. We hope to enable reflection and discussion in order to discover and embark on more and more future opportunities and possibilities for the solidarity economy. At the same time – like other initiatives in the solidarity economy – we are building links with political decision makers so to increase their support for an alternative way of doing things.

  • The curriculum of Free Schools (Scandinavia) in cooperation with the Coordination of solidarity schools (Greece)