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Union Co-op Solutions: A Manifesto

Join the launch of Union Co-ops UK: A Manifesto for Decent Work.

A Union Co-op is a fully unionised, worker co-operative, owned and controlled by those who work in it.

It's a model that offers us an opportunity to reset the working world, harnessing the collective power of workers, their knowledge, skills and creativity through strong partnerships between unions and co-operatives. As the world of work looks set to change beyond all recognition as a result of covid-19, this is a model that has the potential to offer hope to millions of people across the globe. 

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Co-construction of SSE Public Policies from the local to the global

Image with webinar informationWe invite you to participate in this new webinar focused on SSE public policies. An event to continue previous discussions.

In this virtual meeting, we would like to discuss aspects such as: What are the best SSE practices, from local to global? In which local, regional, and international spaces are the SSE movements co-constructing with local and national governments? How can this process of co-construction at different levels help the SSE movement to better address the challenges of Covid-19 and beyond?

On which Public Policies specifically? What are the next steps we should take/are taking together? How can we learn from each other and co-operate to improve our actions?

This webinar is part of the RIPESS 2020 SSE Global Vision Project through which RIPESS Intercontinental is launching a series of webinars to promote how SSE provides solutions to the global challenges we face.

Note: written translation will be available in both English and French during the webinar


Engagement Organizing

Peter GibbsEngagement Organizing: Peter Gibbs of Organize BC on How They Mobilize Volunteers to Create Change

Tuesday, June 2, 1:00-2:00 PM ET
Cost: $20 per person
*A recording of the presentation and a copy of the presentation slides will be available to all who register.

Unleashing the potential of volunteers to meet mission is a proven route to success. The path there includes a people-powered mindset, effective recruiting and training, and attention to the social aspects of retention. Many successful organizations are reaping the rewards of empowering their volunteers to take on leadership roles. In this webinar Peter will review some case studies and share some simple tools to help you design a great volunteer program.


World Localization Day

After COVID-19, we can return to stressful disconnected lives and climate catastrophe, or we can slow down, scale down and rebuild our connections to each other and to the Earth.

It's clear that there's no "back to normal." So what comes next? A new human story founded on the principles of connection and diversity is emerging. It's called Localization: Global to Local

This online event will include talks, discussions, music, and more. 

Featuring Noam Chomsky, Satish Kumar, Vandana Shiva, and many more. 


Challenges and Strategies of SSE in Times of COVID-19 Crisis

In the lead-up to the GSEF2021 Mexico City forum (dates to be confirmed), GSEF will organize a series of webinars throughout 2020 in collaboration with GSEF2021’s Local Organizing Committee. The first round of this GSEF Webinar Series on Challenges and Strategies of SSE in Times of COVID-19 Crisis will invite GSEF members and key partners to share their experiences and initiatives towards supporting the SSE sector and alleviating the socio-economic impact of the crisis on communities through SSE.

Three webinars around this theme will take place respectively in French, Spanish, and English.

9 June 2020, Tuesday
Title: Challenges and Strategies of SSE in Times of COVID-19 Crisis
Language: English
Time: 08:00 am (GMT)


  • Mr. Xuan Xia, Founder, Star of Social Innovation, China
  • Ms. Lynn Collins, Strategic Relations and Engagement Advisor, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA), United Kingdom
  • Ms. Nonhle Memela, Programme Manager, eThekwini Municipality, South Africa
  • Mr. Juyeon Cho, Director, Seoul Social Economy Centre, South Korea
  • Mr. Anthony Wong, Business Director, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service, Hong Kong
  • Moderator: Ms. Laurence Kwark, Secretary General, GSEF

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Organizing Across Sectors & Silos: Weaving Networks

CCEDNet geese imageJoin CCEDNet for the May installment of our Local Organizing for Fair Economies (LOFE) community of practice, "Organizing Across Sectors & Silos: Weaving Networks."

The conditions for social, economic, and environmental policy change are strongest when government hears a loud, collective voice from across communities. At the same time, it's hard to maintain deep principles of inclusion, autonomy, grassroots leadership while building unified messages and advocacy.

Sometimes we end up at such a high level that the specifics are lost. Sometimes there's too much compromise for collective effort to feel right. Other times there are 'too many cooks in the kitchen' or all the work gets lumped on one leader.

How do we bridge across movements and build powerful coalitions but also maintain strong collaborative, inclusive, and participatory practice? Can we avoid the pitfalls of consolidating or homogenizing our incredible movements and instead create 'economies of network' to build power?

Join us for a conversation exploring how we organize across sectors, break down silos, and weave our movements. We'll learn about the 'network weaving' model and then discuss other practical tools, practices, and principles for building collaborative and active organizing structures.

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