The role of public policies in favour social and solidarity economy suffers from a lack of visibility. Yet these same policies can prove decisive in helping collective initiatives that involve citizens to emerge. We would like to showcase existing public policy on SSE through a compilation of case studies and mapping that highlights the policies that contribute to creating territorial ecosystems that encourage the development of SSE through:
funding, public markets, fiscal, legal and legislative mechanisms, social audits, etc.
accompanying the actors working to support SSE at territorial level
encouraging contact, exchange and networking of these actors
relocalising activities linked to food, transport, energy, etc.
thus creating sustainable, relocalised employment
show-casing good practice
building new spaces for discussion and joint development of policies with citizens.
« The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent a renewed global commitment to not only end poverty and hunger but also achieve universal social protection, reduction of inequalities and environmental sustainability, all requiring fundamental changes in the way our economies function. The 2030 Agenda recognizes that a holistic approach is needed and that business-as-usual is no longer an option. If we are to realize the transformational vision of the 2030 Agenda, it is crucial to look at alternative development strategies and emerging economic models that can be optimized for sustainability and inclusiveness.
SSE can play a crucial role in the realization of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. This mapping shows how public policies in favor of SSE can implement solutions for the realization of SDGs.