The transnational project GRAPE aims at experimenting the co-construction of local plans for the green, social and digital transitions in four small and marginalised territories engaging social economy actors.

Indeed, effective resilience to the climate, social and economic crisis is inherently local and in the EU there are some 121 000 small municipalities (EUROSTAT, LAU2) often located in deprived area, with low budget and administrative capacities and far away from mainstream public development policies. Here, often, social and solidarity-based economy (SSE) actors have a primary role in creating and managing economic and social activities and services and may therefore contribute to the territorial resilience.

Consequently, the project has brought together four small complementary territories in three EU Member States – Mirabella Imbaccari (IT), Malegno (IT), Bonares (ES), Sifnos (GR) – together REVES, the European Network of Cities and Regions for the Social Economy, and a regional cooperative network (FAECTA). For each territory, in addition to the respective municipalities, an organization belonging to the social and solidarity economy has been involved: Fondazione MeSSInA (leader partner) in Mirabella Imbaccari, Sol.Co. Camunia in Malegno, COOPINTE in Bonares and Wind Of Renewal in Sifnos.

This final online event, to be held on 16 October 2023 (9am-1pm CET), will offer the opportunity to share and discuss the main results of the processes that brought the 4 communities to draft their local Social Green Resilience Action Plans and analyse their implications at a more general level for any remote and rural area. Partners will also introduce a digital toolkit for small communities interested in implementing the same participatory processes.

You will find the programme and link for registration here.





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