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Reves Network - European Network of Cities & Regions for the Social Economy
News & Events
29 May 2015
European conference "REVES Excellence Award 2015"
Last chance to register!

When: 5 June 2015 (9am-5pm)

Where: Committee of the Regions, Rue Belliard 99-101, Brussels (JDE 51)

Programme and registration form: attached below

The capacity of a society to successfully tackle current challenges is very much linked to the capacity of its different parts to stand together and to permanently readapt collective answers to ever changing needs.

Social economy plays a key role in this regard. This is due not at least to its large potential to mobilise and involve different members of local communities in defining their real needs and in developing appropriate responses that serve the general interest. An increasing number of actors, including policy-makers at different level, therefore consider the social economy an important partner. Moreover, partnership has become a main condition for the implementation of the new programming period of the European Structural and Investment Funds (Regulation 1303/2013, Art. 5).


REVES supports, since 1996, the creation and strengthening of partnerships between the social economy and local/regional authorities, for a most fair, inclusive, participative and responsible society.

With the Award, the network would like to make this kind of alliance and its success more visible. At the same time, it aims to foster the emergence of new partnerships between these two actors.

The objective of the REVES Award 2015 is to identify and reward best working examples of general-interest-oriented partnership between public authorities and social and solidarity economy that is based on or produces measurable and replicable social innovation (including a direct involvement of citizens in design and realisation of actions).