RIPESS Europe – Solidarity Economy Europe is the European network of the Social Solidarity Economy organisations (part of the RIPESS Intercontinental network), bringing together over 40 national, sectoral and inter-sectoral networks in several European countries. It aims to share practices, inter-cooperate and engage in joint actions that can promote and enhance the visibility of the Solidarity Economy movement and contribute to legal frameworks and public policies.
RIPESS Europe -Solidarity Economy Europe, aims to link practitioners, theoreticians, and policy makers of the solidarity economy to promote and develop SSE through the exchange of practices and commitment to shared actions.
The network aims to promote alternative modes of production, consumption, savings, and exchange to build a more equitable economy and solidarity-based development.
RIPESS organizes an annual meeting dedicated to the review of its strategy, that is renewed every three years and evolves according to the European and international context.
The objectives can be summarized in three categories:
- Promote territorial ecosystems and support the emergence of new networks by organizing their economic inter-cooperation.
- Continue working to develop and gain recognition for solidarity economy by jointly working with public policy actors
- Create and strengthen alliances