Yearbook 2015

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REVES Excellence Award 2015:

Congratulations to Mamas Retro from Gothenburg! Special mention to initiatives from Lithuania, Italy, France, Poland, Ireland and Sweden

Mamas Retro – a reuse initiative encouraging entrepreneurship among unemployed women and transgender persons with intellectual or neuropsychiatric disabilities – was selected winner of the REVES Excellence Award 2015 by an independent jury composed of representatives of the European Parliament (Social Economy Intergroup), the European Economic and Social Committee, the International Labour Organisation, the OECD and Social Economy Europe.

The following initiatives received a special mention:

- Local Community Enterprise Support Network Lithuania

- Pronto Badante, Tuscany Region, Italy

- Crèche Mêli-Mêlo, City of Lille, France

- Public-Private Partnership for EU Migrants, City of Gothenburg, Sweden

- Phoenix Project, Cork County, Ireland

- SOPOT Model of Social Economy, City of Sopot, Poland

The objective of the REVES Award 2015 was 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).

The Award Ceremony took place in the framework of a European conference organised on 5 June 2015 at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels. Applicants for the REVES Excellence Award had the opportunity to present their projects to a European audience gathering approximately 90 delegates of local/regional social economy structures and local and regional authorities from different EU Member States as well as European and international institutions and organizations.

In total, REVES had received 38 applications from local/regional initiatives run in 11 EU Member States.

REVES thanks all participants and the jury members Antonella Noya, Ariane Rodert, Roberto Di Meglio, Jens Nilsson and Emmanuel Verny for all their commitment.

A handbook containing a detailed description of the winner and all other eligible applications is NOW downloadable HERE!


  • Hopways (FRANCE, FR)
  • Forum SKILL (SWEDEN, SE)
  • JUNTS FEM BARRI: proceso participativo para la realización de actuaciones urbanísticas en gavá (SPAIN, ES)
  • Social economic marketing: territorial business and welfare in the community of the Cadore social cooperative (ITALY, IT)
  • Pronto Badante (ITALY, IT)
  • Local Community Enterprise Support Network (LITHUANIA, LT)
  • Social Teahouse in the frame of Varna European Youth Capital 2017 (BULGARIA, BG)
  • Sponsorship Class Action Coordinating EVS projects (FINLAND, FI)
  • LABORIOSAMENTE – Idee e azioni di pubblica utilità/LABORIOUSLY – Ideas and action of public utility (ITALY, IT)
  • Distretto Integrato di Economia Sociale – Area Marche Nord (DIES-MN), (ITALY, IT)
  • Academy of Life for young people with disabilities (POLAND, PL)
  • BEES coop. Cooperative Bruxelloise Ecologique Economique et Sociale (BELGIUM, BE)
  • LA SUBVENTION METIS® (Mobilisation et Engagement des Territoires pour l’Impact Sociétal), (FRANCE, FR)
  • Financité Microsaving Project (BELGIUM, BE)
  • WIN – Welfare d’iniziativa (ITALY, IT)
  • Escuela de Empresas Estrategias (Enterprise School Strategies), (SPAIN, ES)
  • Développement des initiatives porteuses de valeurs sociale et environnementale et de partenariat dans le domaine des activités de collecte, recyclage et réemploi (Development of promising initiatives of social and environmental value and partnership in the field of collection, recycling and reuse), (FRANCE, FR)
  • Tremplin vers l’emploi durable des jeunes (Bridges towards sustainable employment of young people), (FRANCE, FR)
  • Le Conseil de l’économie sociale et solidaire (ESS) (the Council of the Social and Solidarity-based Economy), (FRANCE, FR)
  • Creche Meli-Melo (FRANCE, FR)
  • Sceaux Valley®: un nouveau modèle de bien-être local (a new model for local well-being), (FRANCE, FR)
  • Fuoriclasse: un intervento di contrasto alla dispersione scolastica (ITALY, IT)
  • Media – Digital portal with European partners (FRANCE, FR)
  • A Voluntary Public Agreement for EU migrants who are temporarily staying in Gothenburg (SWEDEN, SE)
  • Collaborative networks – production, employment and local development (Redes Colaborativas – Produção, Emprego e Desenvolvimento Local), (PORTUGAL, PT)
  • The Sopot Model of Social Economy (POLAND, PL)
  • Les Invités au Festin (FRANCE, FR)
  • Strategic partnership with CSO/SE in development and implementation of social economy programs (CROATIA, HR)
  • Local development project around the three concepts of animation/training/insertion (FRANCE, FR)
  • D.O.P. – Darzo Opportunità Permanente (ITALY, IT)
  • Cité de l’Autre Economie (FRANCE, FR)
  • “Fabriques à initiatives” (FRANCE, FR)
  • The Phoenix Project (Community Mortgages to Social Rental) (IRELAND – IRL)
  • Develop physical activity within the outermost zones of the Pays de Gâtine (FRANCE – FR)