28 April 2022

European conference “Social Economy, the future of Europe” – Our workshops

The European conference “Social Economy, the future of Europe” that will be held under the French EU Presidency on 5 and 6 May 2022 in Strasburg is approaching. REVES, together with other national, European and international organisations, has been associated to the preparation of the event. Beyond the coordination and animation of the thematic space…

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1 April 2022

AGORA Coop: the ANDREIA project towards the integration of victims of human trafficking

Human trafficking is one of the most odious criminal phenomena of our time, exacerbated by wars and the need for many people to flee  from their own  homes. Trafficking is the word for modern slavery covering mainly sexual and labour exploitation of women and children, but also men. With over 40 million enslaved people in…

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9 March 2022

Ukraine: Cohesion Policy Funds for emergency support to refugees

  On 8 March 2022 the European Commission adopted a proposal for Cohesion’s Action for Refugees in Europe (CARE) allowing Member States and regions to provide emergency support to people fleeing from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. CARE is introducing the necessary flexibility in the 2014-2020 Cohesion policy rules to allow a swift reallocation of available…

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9 March 2022

Conference on the Future of Europe: Side event on social economy

A side event to the Conference on the Future of Europe focusing on the social economy will take place on 10 March 2022 in Strasbourg and online from 6pm to 7.30pm CET. The Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) cannot ignore the model of economic governance created by the social economy. Its existence is…

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11 January 2022

Strasbourg Social Economy Conference partially postponed

Due to the pandemic, the event “Social Economy, the future of Europe” (initially planned for 17 and 18 February 2022) has been partially postponed. The planned meeting of the High-level monitoring committee of the Luxemburg declaration (i.e. representatives of governments of EU Member States), a presentation – by videoconference – of the European Social Economy Plan…

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7 January 2022

REVES: Continuous work on a conducive (legal) ecosystem for the social economy

Also in 2021 REVES continued its work on a conducive (legal) eco-system for the social and solidarity economy. Legal frameworks stood at the centre of an internal REVES working group composed of several REVES member regions and cities. The working group met several times in-between October 2020 and January 2021 to exchange on existing legal…

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9 December 2021

The European Social Economy Action Plan 2021-2030 is out

On 9 December 2021 the European Commission published the Social Economy Action Plan 2021-2030. The document is built around three priority areas: Business environment (incl. stimulating appropriate legal frameworks at different level, taxation, etc.); Opportunities and building capacities (incl. enhancing access to funding, support to capacity-building for the sector, public administration, etc.); Awareness and recognition…

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2 December 2021

Region of Navarra (ES): Second Integral Social Economy Plan 2021-2024

The Region of Navarra, on 22 September 2021, adopted its Second Integral Social Economy Plan 2021-2024. The Plan is line with the priorities of the Reactivate Navarra Plan – which includes under priority 3 “innovative entrepreneurship and social economy” the commitment to “providing greater resources to the Second Integral Social Economy Plan” – but also…

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2 December 2021

Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions: A Handbook for collaboration with social enterprises

New pathways to innovative welfare solutions” is the title of a publication issued by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions. So far, (cooperation with the) social economy in Sweden has very much been associated to the field of work integration. However, an increasing number of public authorities now see a need to better…

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29 November 2021

Webinar: Social Economy as a driver for short supply chains – Mutualisation and Community Empowerment

December 2021, 10.30 am – 1 pm CET   The objective of this webinar is to deepen exchange on the role of the social economy in creating new models of local development which link sustainable agriculture and the promotion of short supply chains with social inclusion and community empowerment. A specific focus will be put…

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