Resource website of social and solidarity economy

Welcome to, is an online library dedicated to the social and solidarity economy and its associated concepts. It contains documents in 5 main languages: French, English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Each page is autonomous, documents are not translated from one language to another, except where indicated. It also contains around 100 documents in Catalan, Greek and German.

To switch from one language to another, please go back to the home page and click on the language you are looking for at the top right.

The documents are of several types: publications, analyses, descriptions of initiatives, descriptions of public policies, educational tools, SSE training, student theses, legislation, videos... works in conjunction with 17 other databases, providing access to 35,118 references.

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- who are the alternative medias ?
- who are the SSE networks in your region/country/in the world ?
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Inspiring stories ?
- The map of solutions recounts the SSE stories, descriptions of experiences to inspire others.
- Alternative media talk about it on the map "Journalist for solutions"

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The map of initiatives allows you to find it (The Essglobal mapping has been developed as yet for Brasil, Quebec and France)

You can participate by :

- writing a concept definition of SSE in Solecopedia, the encyclopedia of SSE in 7 languages
- sending us a document/ a description of expérience/your thesis/a video /an example of public policy ....


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The SSE in videos


Social Solidarity Economy in Europe : affirming a new paradigm trhough IVET curricula innovation

Youths engagement in Social and Solidarity Economy

ASEC online event - 27 June 2021

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