This exciting collaboration shone the spotlight on innovative initiatives helping to alleviate poverty and promote sustainable livelihoods. Funded through the European Union, the project aimed to strengthen the social and solidarity economy (SSE) 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 (SDGs).
We attended the Susy advocacy event in Brussels on Tuesday 23rd January 2018, when the project’s policy paper “Maximising dignity through social and solidarity economy” was presented at the European Parliament. Hosted by the MEP Elly Schlein, the event was an opportunity to discuss the role of SSE in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, and how it can represent a model for the private sector in the transition towards a sustainable economy.
Susy featured at two regional events designed to explore, and engage local communities in the SDGs. Read about the December 2017 event in Liverpool here, and the January 2018 event in Wimborne, Dorset here.
If you would like more information about our work on this project, please get in touch!
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