One of the main objectives of the 5th Meeting on Social Solidarity Economy in Manila 2013 is to build global consensus and highlight the dissents and issues on different global or specific aspects related to the practical, conceptual and political identity of Social Solidarity Economy.
RIPESS (Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of the Social Solidarity Economy) offers this working paper as a starting point for dialogue on the concepts, definitions and frameworks of the social solidarity economy (SSE). This is a basic document to inform the consultation process that aims to clarify our visions and understandings of the SSE, in order to move towards greater convergence where possible, and to more clearly understand the divergences that remain. Your feedback will inform the discussions on Social Solidarity Economy Vision at the 5th International Meeting on Social Solidarity Economy, October 15-18, 2013 in Manila, Philippines.
RIPESS invites local, regional, national and continental initiatives and networks in all continents to participate in this global consultation.
You may answer all or only part of the questions below. For background and inputs to the discussion, please refer to the Working Paper (Document 2) and the RIPESS Charter of Principles (Document 3), available at the following links: