Susy: Promoting the social and solidarity economy

At Think Global, we believe in the potential of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) to help create a just and sustainable world. We are one of 25 European partners collaborating on the Susy project, implementing it in the UK in partnership with The Co-operative College.

What is the project about?

This exciting collaboration is looking to find new and innovative ways to alleviate poverty and promote sustainable livelihoods. Funded through the European Union, it aims to strengthen the social and solidarity economy by highlighting and promoting best practice case studies, and enabling mutual learning.

Initiatives that fall under the SSE umbrella are vast and diverse but have in common social and environmental objectives, and principles of reciprocity and community ownership. By addressing local and global needs, and creating sustainable livelihoods, SSE can play an important role in contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

How can you get involved?

  • Check out the the Susy project YouTube page, which demonstrates the richness and diversity of SSE initiatives across Europe and the globe. Promote this amongst your networks.
  • Support young people to understand the benefits of SSE for people and planet. Use our photo teaching resource to help young people explore this theme.
  • Take a look at national SSE networks Social Enterprise UK and Locality, and support their campaigns.

Get in touch

If you would like more information about our work on this project, please contact Catherine Richardson.

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This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of Think Global and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.