News on Social and Solidarity Economy

November 2019

  1. The SSE Momentum: Finance for Inclusion and the Future of Work

    27 November 2019

    The international conference brought together around 100 participants to discuss the role of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) and supporting financial mechanisms in promoting decent work and sustainable development.

  2. ILO participates in a research workshop of UN Task Force on SSE on statistics

    26 November 2019

    Officials of the ILO participated in a workshop on SSE statistics to present the Guidelines concerning Statistics of Cooperatives which was adopted in 20th ICLS in 2018 and approved at ILO GB in March 2019.

  3. ILO kicks off a project on social and solidarity economy policies in Asia

    19 November 2019

    An official of ILO COOP participated in a kick-off meeting of the ILO project on strengthening the social and solidarity economy (SSE) in Asia, held in conjunction with the annual conference of the Asian Solidarity Economy Council (ASEC), Asian hub of the International Network for the Promotion of Social Solidarity Economy (RIPESS), in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

October 2019

  1. ILO COOP eNewsUpdate Issue No 10, October 2019

    31 October 2019

  2. ILO participates in the Forum on Cooperative Platforms in Paris

    30 October 2019

    A representative from ILO Cooperatives Unit participated in a panel on positive externalities that can be brought by emerging cooperative platforms.

  3. African cooperative leaders share their observations on the 10th ILO-JCCU Study Tour

    30 October 2019

    African cooperative leaders visited Japanese cooperatives and exchanged knowledge and practices in improving members’ livelihoods and addressing various development challenges in the changing world of work.

  4. ILO contributes to the deliberation on the alliance between unions and cooperatives in the US

    30 October 2019

    ILO Cooperatives Unit Manager provided a video message as a keynote to the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy in the US on how trade unions and cooperatives can work together to promote decent work for all.

  5. ILO presents international trends on worker cooperative development at the 2019 Co-op IMPACT Conference in Washington

    30 October 2019

    An ILO official participated in a panel on the scalability of the worker cooperative model and presented international trends and good practices on worker cooperative development.

  6. The ILO SSE Academy in Spain highlights the potential of the SSE in shaping the future of work for all

    29 October 2019

    The 11th edition of the ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) “The Social Economy in the Future of Work”was held in Madrid, Spain from 14 to 18 October 2019 . It brought together over 350 participants from 40 countries, from governments (national, regional and local levels), business and workers’ organizations, international organizations, academics and SSE enterprises and organizations who exchanged experiences, best practices and challenges in promoting decent work and sustainable development through SSE.

  7. The SSE Momentum: Finance for Inclusion and the Future of Work

    This international conference will be organized by the ILO in Trento, Italy from 18 to 20 November 2019 to present the findings from two international research projects on the role of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) and social finance in shaping a future of work. The two projects are funded by the Government of France and the Government of Luxembourg.