The third edition of the REVES Award emerges in a scenario full of important policy debates at the European level: the imminent mid-term review of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020, including the European Structural and Investment Funds, the shaping of the European Pillar of Social Rights, but also the precious opportunity of integrating the social economy sector in a European Action Plan.
More than ever, Europe is facing the urgency of a governance reform, able to take into account the real needs of communities and people, and putting the latter at the core of solution paths aimed at tackling unmet needs and problems.
REVES’ mission since its inception, in 1996, has been the promotion of partnership between local/regional authorities and social economy organisations towards a fair, inclusive and sustainable development emerging from the local level and crucial for the achievement of global goals. This is the direction in which we are walking to concretely transform challenges into general interest opportunities, and we don’t want to keep it secret!
In 2013, the first edition of the REVES Excellence Award has been established precisely to make this kind of alliance and its achievements more visible. At the same time, it aimed to foster the emergence of new partnerships between these two actors.
The huge success of the first two editions convinced us to launch a call for the REVES Excellence Award 2017, to continue sharing the best partnership experiences’ examples all over Europe!
Check out the complete Call for good practices and discover the topics selected for the third edition’s working examples!
During the REVES Excellence Award Conference held on 8 June 2017 at the European Committee of the Regions, all eligible applicants have presented their practice in the presence of EU PAs and social economy organisations’ representatives, policy makers, citizens and other stakeholders!
Here the experiences and initiatives that have been presented:
- Ateneus Cooperative Network, Regional Catalan Government (ES) (Read more)
- Ecosystem of cooperation, Municipality of Karditsa (GR) (Read more)
- Cooperación-integración-intercooperación-empresarial, COOPINTE (ES) (Read more)
- COOPCITY (BE) (Read more)
- Y.E.S – mini school company, Confcooperative FVG (IT) (Read more)
- Welcommon, Wind of Renewal / Anemos Ananeosis (GR) (Read more)
- Le Mat Jonsereds fabriker (SE) (Read more)
- INTEGRA – entering labor market through job coaching, Kokkotyö Foundation (FIN) (Read more)
- The TEU Lab in Frosinone: a Laboratory for the Empowerment of Welcoming, Inclusive and Solidarity-based Local Communities, CESV – Centro Servizi per il Volontariato (IT) (Read more)
- Accompagnement et protection des journalistes en exil, La Maison des Journalistes (FR) (Read more)
- City PLUS, The Social Economy Institute (GR) (Read more)
- Nya Rågsveds Folkets Hus, (SE) (Read more)
- Elf Around! Group-EVS project, Villa Elba (FIN) (Read more)
- UP Sceaux, Ville de Sceaux (FR) (Read more)
- Univerbal, an interpreting service by migrant women, Le Monde des Possibles (BE) (Read more)
Among them, the awarded initiatives are:
– Coopcity (BE)
– Cooperación, Integración, Intercooperación empresarial, Coopinte (ES)
– Le Mat Jonsereds Fabriker (SE)
– Univerbal. Le monde des possibles (BE)
– Accompagnent et protection des journalistes en exil. La maison des journalistes (FR)
– UP Sceaux. Ville de Sceaux (FR)
– Welcommon. Wind of Renewal (GR)
Also for this edition, a Yearbook collecting all the eligible applications will be published in the following months. Stay tuned!