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Practical guide for community benefit clauses in public procurement - Belgium
Public tool
Generic development measure
Regional*
Concrete and practical guide on the legislation surrounding the inclusion of community benefit clauses in the process of awarding public contracts in Wallonia.
473 Kb
pdf


2012 Local Government manifesto for social enterprise - Scotland
Public tool
Target audience
Municipal
Policies for councils to implement to benefit social enterprises in Scotland.
405 Kb
pdf


Unlocking New Money for Social Enterprise Through Taxation Mechanisms - UK
Public tool
Financial tool
National
This document demonstrate that taxation relief for investors in social enterprises is a key means of new attracting inward investment into the UK’s social enterprise movement.
115 Kb
doc


UK government policy on social enterprise and public procurement
Case study
Generic development measure
National
An overview of UK's third sector landscape and its public policy framework on social enterprise and public procurement.
7.0 Mb
ppt


FIESS - Work and employment
Analysis
Institutional
International
The social and solidarity economy (SSE) and the relevance of these companies to create jobs and contribute to the decent work agenda, as defined by the ILO.
757 Kb
pdf


FIESS - Food Security and Sovereignty
Analysis
Sectoral
International
This paper presents the challenges to the dominant food system and its economic underpinnings which present numerous opportunities to grow and expand the social and solidarity economy and enhance community food sovereignty and security throughout the world.
563 Kb
pdf


FIESS - Territory and local development
Analysis
Territorial
International
This Working Paper offers a place-based development perspective to conceptualize the social and solidarity economy as an innovative and inclusive response to contemporary globalization.
502 Kb
pdf


FIESS - Innovation and collective entrepreneurship
Analysis
Institutional
International
Different perspectives on innovation and social innovation and the dynamic interaction through collective entrepreneurship in the the social and solidarity
economy.
571 Kb
pdf


CPE and CRP at the heart of public policies - Quebec
Case study
Target audience
Regional*
50 years of family policy in Québec, origins, features and missions of the CPE (Daycares) and the CRP (Perinatal resources centers). Challenges and results of the co-construction and co-management of public policies.
3.3 Mb
ppt


Quilombolas (CONAQ) - Brazil
Case study
Target audience
National
Contributing to ethnodevelopment by favoring the social and solidarity economy and by strengthening national and local organization of quilombolas through dialogic training, research-action, network building and supply chains.
594 Kb
pdf


FIESS - Case study - Mali
Case study
Generic development measure
National
Social and solidarity economy public policies and the dialogue between government and civil society in Mali.
841 Kb
pdf


Social economy and Shea butter production in Mali
Case study
Sectoral
National
Role of the Malian Association for the Promotion of the Youth (AMPJ) in the promotion and support of the social economy development in the Shea butter production sector.
59 Kb
ppt


Work integration enterprises in Switzerland and Quebec
Case study
Target audience
National
Nature of work integration enterprises, their environment of intervention, existing partnerships and overview of the situation in Switzerland and in Quebec.
870 Kb
ppt


Terre de liens - France
Case study
Sectoral
National
The association "Terre de liens" stimulates the implication of the civil society and call out policymakers, unions and non profit sector actors on agriculture land and building management.
264 Kb
pdf


Agricultural policy and food security and sovereignty in Senegal
Case study
Sectoral
National
The agricultural policy of Senegal and the business potential of social and solidarity economy for better advocacy of peanut producers and family farms.
138 Kb
doc


Full Employment Objective - Promotion Network of SE and citizenship education
Case study
Target audience
National
Presentation of a network to promote the social economy as an economic model which generates employment in Luxembourg.
1.4 Mb
ppt


British Columbia Community Forest Association (BCCFA) - Canada
Case study
Sectoral
Regional*
Community Forestry: how local people’s control over forest resources brings local benefit.
3.9 Mb
ppt


Coffee Development Fund (CoDF) - Kenya
Case study
Sectoral
National
CoDF is a government fund that gives credit access to small coffee farmers often organized in cooperatives.
6.9 Mb
ppt


FIESS - Case study - South Africa
Case study
Generic development measure
National
Social and solidarity economy public policies and the dialogue between government and civil society in South Africa.
Keywords :
1.0 Mb
pdf


Fondation Solidarity Credit Fund (FONCRESOL) - Bolivia
Case study
Sectoral
National
Impacts of the new finance policy on microfinance institutions in Bolivia.
333 Kb
ppt


Women organized in collective kitchens self managed of Lima (FEMOCCPAALM) - Peru
Case study
Sectoral
National
How women organized in collective kitchens contribute to the respect of fundamental rights through their fight against poverty.
1.1 Mb
ppt


Quilombolas (Soltec) - Brazil
Case study
Target audience
National
Contributing to ethnodevelopment by favoring the social and solidarity economy and by strengthening national and local organization of quilombolas through dialogic training, research-action, network building and supply chains.
3.5 Mb
ppt


Organization of American Mutual Entities (ODEMA)
Case study
Sectoral
International
ODEMA works for the integration and the promotion oa Amercian mutuals and for the building of a dialogue and of a collaboration between their members and with national governments and international organizations to improve mual actions on this continent.
58 Kb
doc


Asociación Mutual de Protección Familiar (AMPF) - Argentina
Case study
Sectoral
National
AMPF helps to meet the basic needs and to improve the quality of life of its members in Argentina. AMPF participates also in the integration of the Argentine, American and global mutualism.
49 Kb
doc


FIESS - Case study - Spain
Case study
Territorial
National
Social and solidarity economy public policies and the dialogue between government and civil society in Spain.
771 Kb
pdf


FIESS - Case study - Bolivia
Case study
Sectoral
National
Social and solidarity economy public policies and the dialogue between government and civil society in Bolivia.
956 Kb
pdf


FIESS - Case study - Brazil
Case study
Generic development measure
National
Social and solidarity economy public policies and the dialogue between government and civil society in Brazil.
707 Kb
pdf


ADEL IXCAN The case of a "peculiar" social enterprise - Mexico
Case study
Generic development measure
Regional*
ADEL IXCAN Agency is part of local economic development agencies promoted by the United Nations who work for human development and toward achieving the millennium goals, with particular emphasis on aspects of governance, service and sustainability.
1.7 Mb
ppt


The role of institutions and public policies in favor of cooperatives in Mexico
Case study
Institutional
National
Presentation and analysis of Mexico's political and institutional framework and the need for co-construction of public policies in favor of the social and solidarity economy.
64 Kb
doc


Investissement Québec
Case study
Financial tool
International
Investissement Québec contributes to the economic development of Quebec, stimulate local and international investment and support the employment in every region of Quebec.
3.7 Mb
ppt


Regional policy on the promotion of the SSE in the State of Minas Gerais - Brazil
Case study
Institutional
Regional*
Issues and challenges around the regional policy on the promotion of the solidarity economy implemented in 2004 in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
3.4 Mb
ppt


Relevance and Challenges of Legal Foundations for NPO-Banks in Japan
Case study
Sectoral
National
NPO – Bank network provides loans to socially-requested needs through a fund provided by the civil society and used for civil society projects. This presentation reviews the banking legal framework in Japan and its implication for NPO Banks.
599 Kb
ppt


FIESS - Solidarity finance
Analysis
Financial tool
International
An overview of solidarity finance in the context of a burgeoning financial market to meet social objectives, referred to today as « social finance » and « impact investment ».
692 Kb
pdf


ESS Actions of the Rio Municipality
Case study
Territorial
Municipal
A presentation of the SSE initiatives of the Rio de Janeiro municipal administration
5.9 Mb
ppt


FIESS - Case study - Canada
Case study
Target audience
National
Social and solidarity economy public policies and the dialogue between government and civil society in Canada.
1,000 Kb
pdf


Declaration of the Social and Solidarity Economy movement at Rio +20
News
Institutional
International
This declaration was written by the Board of the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social and Solidarity Economy (RIPESS), based on the discussions on Rio +20 of the 5th Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Solidarity Economy and fair trade.
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pdf


Declaration of the Social and Solidarity Economy movement at Rio +20
News
Institutional
International
This declaration was written by the Board of the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social and Solidarity Economy (RIPESS), based on the discussions on Rio +20 of the 5th Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Solidarity Economy and fair trade.
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pdf


Technical guide on financing for mutuals in the UK
Public tool
Generic development measure
National
Conceived of as a basic document for those with little experience in external fundraising, it highlights the nature of opportunities and challenges mutual companies face when seeking financing.
64 Kb
pdf


Universitas Forum on the co-construction of public policy for the SSE
Analysis
Generic development measure
International
This special edition contains abridged versions of the studies produced for the International Forum on the Social and Solidarity Economy (FIESS)
70 Kb
pdf


Universitas Forum on the co-construction of public policy for the SSE
Analysis
Generic development measure
International
This special edition contains abridged versions of the studies produced for the International Forum on the Social and Solidarity Economy (FIESS)
69 Kb
pdf


Universitas Forum on the co-construction of public policy for the SSE
Analysis
Generic development measure
International
This special edition contains abridged versions of the studies produced for the International Forum on the Social and Solidarity Economy (FIESS)
103 Kb
pdf


Reactions of the SSE in Greece to the crisis
Case study
Territorial
National
The Greek public sector being incapable of providing sufficient help faced with the economic crisis, initiatives of the third sector are stepping in with new models of social entrepreneurship. They are aided by recent changes in Greek legislation.
70 Kb
pdf


Reactions of the SSE in Greece to the crisis
Case study
Territorial
National
The Greek public sector being incapable of providing sufficient help faced with the economic crisis, initiatives of the third sector are stepping in with new models of social entrepreneurship. They are aided by recent changes in Greek legislation.
69 Kb
pdf


Reactions of the SSE in Greece to the crisis
Case study
Territorial
National
The Greek public sector being incapable of providing sufficient help faced with the economic crisis, initiatives of the third sector are stepping in with new models of social entrepreneurship. They are aided by recent changes in Greek legislation.
108 Kb
pdf


Assessment of EU policy initiatives 2011/2012 and their impact on SE
Analysis
Territorial
International
Overview of EU initiatives in 2011 and 2012 for the social economy, assessment of their effectiveness, particularly on cities and regions and proposals for further improvement
367 Kb
pdf


Campaign for a Solidarity Economy Law in Brasil
Public tool
Territorial
National
Pamphlet to incite Brazilian to add their signature to a motion aiming to present a bill on the solidarity economy before Congress. It summarizes the impact such a law would have, what the solidarity economy is and why and how to participate in the mobilisation campaign - in portuguese -
2.7 Mb
pdf


Recommendations to maximize social innovation in British Columbia
Analysis
Generic development measure
Regional*
Eleven recommendations to government to stimulate social innovation -how to support social enterprises financially and legally and the contribution of communities and research
70 Kb
pdf


Recommendations to maximize social innovation in British Columbia
Analysis
Generic development measure
Regional*
Eleven recommendations to government to stimulate social innovation -how to support social enterprises financially and legally and the contribution of communities and research
71 Kb
pdf


The State and the Northern Social Economy
Case study
Target audience
Regional*
Lists different research projects on the SSE and policy in Northern Canada, their general findings and contact information for further documentation
75 Kb
pdf


Comparison of the SSE law proposed in 2011 by the Mexican Congress and the law adopted in 2012
Analysis
Institutional
National
Compares the social and solidarity bill vetoed by the president in 2011 to the law currently in force and identifies the demands of SSE actors in relation to these initiatives.
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pdf


Comparison of the SSE law proposed in 2011 by the Mexican Congress and the law adopted in 2012
Analysis
Institutional
National
Compares the social and solidarity bill vetoed by the president in 2011 to the law currently in force and identifies the demands of SSE actors in relation to these initiatives.
195 Kb
pdf


Comparison of the SSE law proposed in 2011 by the Mexican Congress and the law adopted in 2012
Analysis
Institutional
National
Compares the social and solidarity bill vetoed by the president in 2011 to the law currently in force and identifies the demands of SSE actors in relation to these initiatives.
235 Kb
pdf


Socially responsible public procurement & public-social partnership
Analysis
Generic development measure
International
The document describes the context for the socially responsible public procurement in Europe, makes recommendations to EU and national level actors, to SSE supporting organisations and to public buyers on how to facilitate these processes, then presents two examples of existing good practices.
551 Kb
pdf


Socially responsible finance: a new financial architecture
Analysis
Financial tool
Regional*
This document is a summary of all the actors, funds and public initiatives of socially responsible finance in Quebec.
141 Kb
ppt


Local development and the social economy in urban Quebec
Brief
Generic development measure
Regional*
Overview of the installation, operation and impact in urban areas of Community Economic Development Corporations (CEDC) in Quebec.
132 Kb
pdf


The Co-construction of Solidarity Finance
Brief
Generic development measure
Regional*
This sheet explains the particularities of the Quebec experience on solidarity finance.
151 Kb
pdf


Quel cadre public pour faciliter l'accès des entreprises de l'économie sociale aux marchés publics?
Analysis
Generic development measure
International
This paper analyzes how public policy can facilitate the access of social economy enterprises to public markets at legal, social and economic levels.
pdf


Co-operative Employee Partnership Program
Brief
Generic development measure
Regional*
The Co-operative Employee Partnership Program allows citizens recipients of social assistance, or having difficulties to integrate the labour market, to start a business cooperative.
66 Kb
pdf


The Worker Co-operative Movements in Italy, Mondragon and France
Analysis
Generic development measure
International
This paper analyzes how public policy and socio-cultural contexts are fostering the growth of movements of worker cooperatives in France, Italy and Spain, and what lessons the Canadian worker cooperatives can draw.
224 Kb
pdf


Commande publique et accès à l’emploi des personnes qui en sont éloignées
Public tool
Generic development measure
National
This guide aims to facilitate and secure the development of social clauses in public markets, particularly clauses allowing the return to employment and vocational and social integration of persons excluded from the labor market.
486 Kb
pdf


MARCHÉS PUBLICS ET ÉCONOMIE SOCIALE - Pour une orientation sociale des politiques d’achat du Québec
Analysis
Generic development measure
Regional*
This report focuses on different ways that facilitate the public procurement sector of the social economy. Case studies are included in the document to illustrate these initiatives.
824 Kb
pdf


Work Integration Social Enterprises as a tool for promoting inclusion
Public tool
Institutional
International
This report demonstrates the important role of Work intercration social enterprises in achieving many of the objectives of the European Union and identifies specific guidance to decision makers for their inclusion in EU policies.
1.8 Mb
pdf


Building a people centred economy
Analysis
Generic development measure
National
The Canadian CED network examines key policy recommendations in support of community economic development and people-centred economy. The result of the implementation of CED initiatives is discussed in detail.
1.7 Mb
pdf


Social consideration in Public Procurement
Analysis
Generic development measure
International
This document looks at the challenges that the SRPP program faces in a number of European countries. Although there is a high awareness of social considerations in the procurement process, the lack of legal guidance is problematic because it creates variety of problems to extend the SRPP programs.
987 Kb
pdf


Canada Review Agency new guidance
Public tool
Generic development measure
National
The new guidance of Community Economic Development in relation to charitable status is more logically constructed. It has clarified concepts and establishes more enabling parameters. More specific information about the updated guide can be read in this document.
84 Kb
pdf


Buying Social
Public tool
Generic development measure
International
The purpose of this Guide is to raise awareness of the potential benefits of SRPP and to explain in a practical way the opportunities offered by the existing EU legal framework for public authorities to take into account social considerations in their public procurement.
910 Kb
pdf


Growing the social investment market
Analysis
Generic development measure
National
The various chapters in this guide explore different social undertakings to allow easier access to capital through social investments. Strategies to expand public services and accelerate the growth in the market are discussed. Their vision is to use social investments to improve society.
799 Kb
pdf


Indian Social Enterprise: Landscape Report
Analysis
Generic development measure
National
This report provides a broad overview of social enterprises in India. It covers different sectors and highlights social and environmental needs. It also looks at how social enterprises are addressing their needs, obstacles, and the different policies that facilitate their activities.
434 Kb
pdf


Putting Dollars to Work in the Community 9 Things Local
Public tool
Generic development measure
International
This document proposes nine different policies that governments can implement to promote community investment. Their objective is to alleviate financial pressures by reaching private capital when public funds lack.
367 Kb
pdf


Social economy and solidarity economy; concepts in Quebec and Brazil
Analysis
Generic development measure
International
Daniel Tygel, the Coordinator of the Network for the promotion of social and solidarity economy (RIPESS) explains the differences and commonalities between the concepts of social economy in Quebec and Solidarity Economy in Brazil
External links


Mobilization towards a framework law in Brazil
Analysis
Generic development measure
National
Daniel Tygel, the Coordinator of the Network for the promotion of social and solidarity economy (RIPESS) explains the importance of a framework law to facilitate the development and recognition of the solidarity economy in Brazil.
External links


THE SOCIAL ECONOMY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
Analysis
Territorial
International
The general objective of this report is to update the study "The Social Economy in the European Union" published in 2008 by the European Economic and Social Committee, and examining the definitions, state, contribution, legal instruments and public policies surrounding the social economy (SE) as well as the impact of the economic crisis.
Keywords :
External links


THE SOCIAL ECONOMY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
Analysis
Territorial
International
The general objective of this report is to update the study "The Social Economy in the European Union" published in 2008 by the European Economic and Social Committee, expanding its scope to include all 27 of the current EU Member States and the acceding/candidate countries (Croatia and Iceland respectively), and examining the definitions, state, contribution, legal instruments and public policies surrounding the social economy (SE) as well as the impact of the economic crisis.
Keywords :
    External links


    Social enterprises in Europe: Recent Trends and Developments
    Brief
    Generic development measure
    International
    Summary brief of this article which discusses general trends, changes and challenges for social enterprises in Europe
    138 Kb
    pdf


    UK; National Planning Policy Framework
    Brief
    Generic development measure
    National
    Summary of the national planning policy framework which guides development and land use planning for local governments in UK.
    138 Kb
    pdf


    Social Economy, Social Policy and Federalism in Canada
    Brief
    Institutional
    National
    Summary of the article which examine the past 10 years of the social economy, social policy and federalism in Quebec and Canada.
    167 Kb
    pdf


    Surviving Liberalization; The Cooperative Movement in Kenya
    Brief
    Territorial
    National
    Summary of the article which highlights the trends, structure and performance of cooperative in Kenya over the past 10 years.
    132 Kb
    pdf


    Encouraging the SE through PP; The Relationship between the Ontario Government and SE Organizations
    Brief
    Generic development measure
    Regional*
    Summary of this paper which provides an analysis of the Ontario government’s relationship with social economy agencies in 2007, in light of traditional role changes between the two sectors.
    146 Kb
    pdf


    third sector in the co-construction of Canadian public policies
    Analysis
    Generic development measure
    National
    Initiatives of both the federal state and Quebec state are compared and analysed from a co-construction perspective with Social economy sector.
    625 Kb
    pdf


    SOCIAL TOURISM social economy sector marked by government intervention
    Analysis
    Generic development measure
    International
    As published in the magazine ESPACES 310 January-February 2013 http://www.revue-espaces.com/librairie/8678/revue-espaces-tourisme-loisirs-open-data-reinventer-tourisme-social.html
    Keywords :
    157 Kb
    pdf


    italian social cooperative
    Brief
    Generic development measure
    National
    Over the years, social cooperatives have become key players in the Italian welfare system and an
    important sector of the Italian economy. Their are known for their development in strawberry field
    126 Kb
    pdf


    Economic circuits of the social and solidarity economy
    Analysis
    Generic development measure
    International
    The objective of this paper is to integrate economic circuits as an essential component of the Social Economy and Solidaire
    External links


    Local development and the social economy in rural Quebec
    Brief
    Generic development measure
    Regional*
    This sheet explains the national policy of rural development by the Government of Québec whose whole approach is based on the autonomy of rural communities.
    205 Kb
    pdf


    Adapted enterprises: an economic and social godsend for Quebec
    Analysis
    Sectoral
    Regional*
    Analysis shows that adapted enterprises employing persons with disabilities constitute a real economic boon for Quebec.
    188 Kb
    pdf


    Study of socio-economic impact of insertion enterprise of Quebec
    Analysis
    Sectoral
    Regional*
    This study demonstrates the profitability of insertion enterprises in Quebec who employ people in serious difficulties integrating into the labor market
    1.5 Mb
    pdf


    The efficiency of public investment in the network of early childhood centers (CPE) in Quebec
    Analysis
    Sectoral
    Regional*
    This report demonstrates the profitability of the early childhood centers (CPE) in Quebec
    42 Kb
    pdf


    Employer groups
    Analysis
    Generic development measure
    National
    Employer groups provide a response to companies that cannot alone bear the burden of a permanent job.
    383 Kb
    ppt


    Social economy Framework law proposal in Quebec
    Public tool
    Institutional
    Regional*
    On March 19 2013, a framework law proposal on social economy was tabled in the National Assembly.
    181 Kb
    pdf


    Framework law proposal on SE in France
    Public tool
    Institutional
    National
    The Higher Council for ESS filed April 9 2013 his proposal for a framework law on the ESS
    2.3 Mb
    pdf


    To support the development of cooperatives in the territory of Quebec, The CDR
    Brief
    Generic development measure
    Regional*
    Overview of the installation, operation and impact in the Quebec regions of the Regional Development Cooperatives (CDR)
    187 Kb
    pdf


    Evaluating the Formation of Enabling Public Policy for the SSE
    Analysis
    Generic development measure
    International
    Based on the case studies carried out for FIESS, the OECD and RELIESS, this paper examines the advantages of co-construction and the conditions for effective collaborative processes to formulate and implement public policy for the SSE.
    Keywords :
      External links


      Evaluating the Formation of Enabling Public Policy for the SSE
      Analysis
      Institutional
      International
      Based on the case studies carried out for FIESS, the OECD and RELIESS, this paper examines the advantages of co-construction and the conditions for effective collaborative processes to formulate and implement public policy for the SSE.
      Keywords :
        External links


        JOB CREATION THROUGH THE SE
        Analysis
        Generic development measure
        International
        This new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is the result of a survey of 655 social economy organizations in eight countries.
        Keywords :
        2.3 Mb
        pdf


        Iberoamerican legislation
        Analysis
        Institutional
        International
        This paper analyzes the legislative reforms in Iberoamerican Solidarity and Social Law
        3.1 Mb
        pdf


        Organical law of the comunal economic system
        Public tool
        Institutional
        National
        672 Kb
        pdf


        Educational and legal guide on social clauses in Belgium
        Public tool
        Institutional
        National
        The purpose of this guide
        is to provide to contracting authorities a tool to browse through the different stages of the integration of social considerations in public procurement
        External links


        National Case Study South Korea
        Case study
        Generic development measure
        National
        Social and solidarity economy public policies and the dialogue between government and civil society in South Korea
        512 Kb
        pdf


        Quebec framework law
        Public tool
        Institutional
        National
        222 Kb
        pdf


        Quebec framework law
        Public tool
        Institutional
        National
        225 Kb
        pdf


        Quebec's Framework Law
        Brief
        Institutional
        Regional*
        Summary of the process leading to the adoption of the law and its impact.
        235 Kb
        pdf


        Colombian Solidarity economy law
        Public tool
        Institutional
        National
        192 Kb
        pdf


        SSE and sustainable cities
        Analysis
        Generic development measure
        International
        This document aims to restore and make available European experiences and multiple paths identified by intervening to support ESS.
        286 Kb
        pdf


        What role for the social economy in Europe?
        Analysis
        Target audience
        Municipal
        Initiatives of the European institutions to support the development of the ESS
        1.1 Mb
        pdf


        Toolbox: short distribution with a social impact for organic agriculture
        Public tool
        Territorial
        Municipal
        Toolbox developed by the French federation of organic agriculture (FNAB) for local authorities in order to increase awareness and understanding of short distribution experiences with a social impact developing on territories
        3.9 Mb
        pdf


        Government of Paris initiatives in SSE
        Public tool
        Territorial
        Municipal
        Brochure summarising initiatives of the Parisian government in favour of the SSE
        557 Kb
        pdf


        SSE General overview and regional interventions
        Public tool
        Territorial
        Regional*
        Guidebook for French local officials presenting the SSE and examples of regional policies aiming to foster its development
        6.9 Mb
        pdf


        SSE: values and a strategy for another policy for cities
        Public tool
        Generic development measure
        Municipal
        French pamphlet to ensure more effective and better oriented municipal policies for the SSE; presents best practices in this regards
        592 Kb
        pdf


        Seoul declaration 2013
        Public tool
        Territorial
        International
        Participants declaration of the International Forum on SE in Seoul, November 2013
        624 Kb
        pdf


        Seoul declaration 2013
        Public tool
        Territorial
        International
        Participants declaration of the International Forum on SE in Seoul, November 2013
        155 Kb
        pdf


        Seoul declaration 2013
        Public tool
        Territorial
        International
        Participants declaration of the International Forum on SE in Seoul, November 2013
        628 Kb
        pdf


        National Case Study Mexico
        Case study
        Generic development measure
        National
        Potential contribution of FIDES fund in the SSE in Mexico
        792 Kb
        pdf


        Prioritizing worker cooperatives in Argentina
        Brief
        Institutional
        National
        Worker cooperatives running recuperated enterprises obtain, through the modification of the law on bankruptcy, the opportunity to own the means of production, allowing them to keep their jobs, buy out the company and finance its modernisation.
        261 Kb
        pdf


        italian social cooperative
        Brief
        Generic development measure
        National
        Over the years, social cooperatives have become key players in the Italian welfare system and an
        important sector of the Italian economy. Their are known for their development in strawberry field
        266 Kb
        pdf


        Local development and the social economy in urban Quebec
        Brief
        Generic development measure
        National
        Overview of the installation, operation and impact in urban areas of Community Economic Development Corporations (CEDC) in Quebec.
        259 Kb
        pdf


        The Co-construction of Solidarity Finance
        Brief
        Generic development measure
        Regional*
        This sheet explains the particularities of the Quebec experience on solidarity finance.
        344 Kb
        pdf


        Local development and the social economy in rural Quebec
        Brief
        Generic development measure
        Regional*
        This sheet explains the national policy of rural development by the Government of Québec whose whole approach is based on the autonomy of rural communities.
        360 Kb
        pdf


        To support the development of cooperatives in the territory of Quebec, The CDR
        Brief
        Generic development measure
        National
        Overview of the installation, operation and impact in the Quebec regions of the Regional Development Cooperatives (CDR).
        251 Kb
        pdf


        Quebec's Framework Law
        Brief
        Institutional
        Regional*
        Summary of the process leading to the adoption of the law and its impact.
        293 Kb
        pdf


        Improving Social Inclusion in Korea
        Case study
        Generic development measure
        National
        This report, discusses the development and growth of the social economy in Korea. In so doing, it speaks to the current interest in social enterprises as a means to address social exclusion and the relationship of social enterprise to the social economy.
        Keywords :
          1.4 Mb
          pdf


          Improving social inclusion at the local level through the SSE in Poland
          Case study
          Generic development measure
          National
          This report examines the role, both real and potential, of the social economy, and the support which could be given to the social economy in Poland to allow it to fulfil its potential.
          887 Kb
          pdf


          The Social Economy In The Service of Inclusion In: The Case of Two French Regions
          Case study
          Generic development measure
          National
          This paper reports on a draft framework for the comparative analysis of the ability to enhance social inclusion through social economy.
          1.5 Mb
          pdf


          Public Policy for SSE A Case Study from Nepal
          Case study
          Territorial
          National
          Social and solidarity economy public policies and the dialogue between government and civil society in Nepal
          1.9 Mb
          pdf


          Public Policy for SSE: A Case Study from Ecuador
          Case study
          Generic development measure
          National
          Social and solidarity economy public policies and the dialogue between government and civil society in Ecuador
          1.2 Mb
          pdf


          Improving Social Inclusion at the Local Level Through the SE: Report for Slovenia
          Case study
          Generic development measure
          National
          This report provides an outline of the social economy in Slovenia, before going on to make broad and
          specific proposals to improve policy effectiveness for Slovenian social economy organisations and social
          enterprises.
          768 Kb
          pdf


          Guide to Legal Forms for Social Enterprises in South Africa
          Public tool
          Institutional
          National
          This guide explores the different options available to social enterprises in South Africa in terms of legal forms. It examines the laws applicable to entities and legal requirements governing the creation of entities.
          2.4 Mb
          pdf


          Public Policy for Sustainable Local and Regional Development
          Analysis
          Generic development measure
          International
          In the context of enabling public sector policies and programs, the role of social innovation activity in fostering more sustainable forms of local and regional development is explored in this paper.
          Keywords :
          663 Kb
          pdf


          The Third Sector in the UK: history, current situation & perspectives
          Analysis
          Territorial
          National
          The social economy in the UK differs from that of its European neighbours in its terminology and its relationship with the state. History and structure of the sector.
          790 Kb
          pdf


          Recommendations from the 2013 AIMF Congress
          Analysis
          Territorial
          Municipal
          Recommendations emanating from the 2013 Congress of the International Association for Francophone Mayors discussing “Francophone Elected Local Officials: Their Actions In Favour Of The Social and Solidarity Economy
          Keywords :
          133 Kb
          pdf


          National Case Study Burkina Faso
          Case study
          Generic development measure
          National
          Social and solidarity economy public policies and the dialogue between government and civil society in Burkina Faso
          2.4 Mb
          pdf


          SE Policies in Argentina: Potential and Limits
          Analysis
          Territorial
          National
          Analysis of SE policies implemented since 2003.
          External links


          Solidarity Economy in Latin America: national realities and public policy
          Analysis
          Generic development measure
          International
          2.5 Mb
          pdf


          Solidarity as a Business Model: A Multi-Stakeholder Cooperatives Manual
          Public tool
          Generic development measure
          Regional*
          Provides basic information about a range of issues for those considering a multi-stakeholder approach to their enterprise in Ohio, USA
          External links


          Co-construction to accompany Brazilian solidarity enterprises
          Analysis
          Generic development measure
          National
          The development and keys to the success of incubators of popular initiatives tied to the solidarity economy, university structures with innovative forms and objectives
          External links


          Overview of the Portuguese law on the social economy
          Analysis
          Institutional
          National
          165 Kb
          pdf


          Social Economy, Its Perception and Possibilities of Its Development in Conditions of the Slovak Republic
          Analysis
          Generic development measure
          National
          106 Kb
          pdf


          Cooperatives and social enterprises in the UK
          Analysis
          Territorial
          National
          Size, characteristics and conditions of the SE in the UK; includes a eng/fr bibliography on the subject
          External links


          National Food Program for Schools (PNAE) - Brazil
          Brief
          Sectoral
          National
          The National Food Program for Schools (NEAP) of the Ministry of Education of Brazil states that at least 30% of food purchased for meals in schools must come from family farming.
          273 Kb
          pdf


          The Chantier de l’économie sociale; an intersection of networks for the SE development
          Brief
          Institutional
          Regional*
          This brief presents the Chantier de l’économie sociale; Quebec network who’s working on the promotion and the development of SE in Quebec and at an international level
          305 Kb
          pdf


          Table of Framework Laws on the SSE in the World
          Brief
          Institutional
          National
          Summarizes the main points of the framework legislation adopted or discussed up until november 2013
          106 Kb
          pdf


          France-Morocco Regional cooperation: 3 year assessment
          Case study
          Generic development measure
          Regional*
          Overview of the results of cooperation between the region of Kasserine and the Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur region
          3.6 Mb
          pdf


          Social clauses in France
          Brief
          Target audience
          Regional*
          Presents examples of cities and regions using public procurement as a lever for socioeconomic and territorial development
          314 Kb
          pdf


          Promoting development through purchasing in Cleveland USA
          Brief
          Territorial
          Municipal
          An anchor institution uses its economic power to promote local development by adopting specific targets for its purchases
          329 Kb
          pdf


          Promoting development through purchasing in Cleveland USA
          Brief
          Territorial
          Municipal
          An anchor institution uses its economic power to promote local development by adopting specific targets for its purchases
          269 Kb
          pdf


          The Chantier de l’économie sociale; an intersection of networks for the SE development
          Brief
          Institutional
          Regional*
          This brief presents the Chantier de l’économie sociale; Quebec network who’s working on the promotion and the development of SE in Quebec and at an international level
          Keywords :
          320 Kb
          pdf


          National Food Program for Schools (PNAE) - Brazil
          Brief
          Sectoral
          National
          The National Food Program for Schools (NEAP) of the Ministry of Education of Brazil states that at least 30% of food purchased for meals in schools must come from family farming.
          231 Kb
          pdf


          Ecuador approves a new constitution (2008)
          Brief
          Institutional
          National
          Ecuador's constitution, approved in 2008, aims to build for citizens a new form of living together in diversity and harmony with nature, with the aim of reaching this well-being in a society that respects human and comunities dignity.
          251 Kb
          pdf


          Prioritizing worker cooperatives in Argentina
          Brief
          Institutional
          National
          Worker cooperatives running recuperated enterprises obtain, through the modification of the law on bankruptcy, the opportunity to own the means of production, allowing them to keep their jobs, buy out the company and finance its modernisation.
          237 Kb
          pdf


          Local development and the social economy in urban Quebec
          Brief
          Generic development measure
          Regional*
          Overview of the installation, operation and impact in urban areas of Community Economic Development Corporations (CEDC) in Quebec.
          223 Kb
          pdf


          Local development and the social economy in rural Quebec
          Brief
          Generic development measure
          National
          This sheet explains the national policy of rural development by the Government of Québec whose whole approach is based on the autonomy of rural communities.
          203 Kb
          pdf


          The Co-construction of Solidarity Finance
          Brief
          Generic development measure
          Regional*
          This sheet explains the particularities of the Quebec experience on solidarity finance.
          251 Kb
          pdf


          italian social cooperative
          Brief
          Generic development measure
          National
          Over the years, social cooperatives have become key players in the Italian welfare system and an
          important sector of the Italian economy. Their are known for their development in strawberry field
          221 Kb
          pdf


          To support the development of cooperatives in the territory of Quebec, The CDR
          Brief
          Generic development measure
          National
          Overview of the installation, operation and impact in the Quebec regions of the Regional Development Cooperatives (CDR).
          212 Kb
          pdf


          Quebec's Framework Law
          Brief
          Institutional
          Regional*
          Summary of the process leading to the adoption of the law and its impact.
          226 Kb
          pdf


          The Chantier de l’économie sociale; an intersection of networks for the SE development
          Brief
          Institutional
          Regional*
          This brief presents the Chantier de l’économie sociale; Quebec network who’s working on the promotion and the development of SE in Quebec and at an international level
          Keywords :
          232 Kb
          pdf


          Seoul's global plan to support the SSE
          Brief
          Territorial
          Municipal
          313 Kb
          pdf


          Seoul's global plan to support the SSE
          Brief
          Territorial
          Municipal
          318 Kb
          pdf


          Seoul's global plan to support the SSE
          Brief
          Territorial
          Municipal
          284 Kb
          pdf


          Co-operative Development Initiative
          Brief
          Generic development measure
          National
          Candian federal gov. initiative created in 2003 to provide national leadership and coordination of co-operative development.
          149 Kb
          pdf


          Great Bear Rainforest Sustainable Development Initiative - British Columbia
          Brief
          Sectoral
          Regional*
          Federal, provincial and privately financed fund for First Nation communities to build the capacity and infrastructure of a conservation-based economy in the Great Bear Rainforest.
          145 Kb
          pdf


          Green Energy and Green Economy Act - Ontario
          Brief
          Institutional
          Regional*
          Facilitates the development of a sustainable energy economy. Includes a feed-in tariff system and created opportunities for municipalities and First Nation communities to build, own and operate their own renewable energy projects.
          194 Kb
          pdf


          The Montréal Social Economy Plan - Québec
          Brief
          Generic development measure
          Municipal
          Partnership to consolidate actions and increase the City’s support for social economy enterprises. Sets out commonly agreed-to objectives and responsibilities of SE and municipal actors.
          159 Kb
          pdf


          Social Venture Fund - Ontario
          Brief
          Financial tool
          Regional*
          Efforts to create a provincial fund offering equity investment and loans.
          182 Kb
          pdf


          Solidarity Co-operatives Enabling Legislation - Manitoba
          Brief
          Institutional
          Regional*
          Efforts to adapt provincial legislation to enable the creation and development of multi-stakeholder cooperatives.
          141 Kb
          pdf


          Sustainable Development Act - Manitoba
          Brief
          Institutional
          Regional*
          Defines sustainable development; mandates government action including the creation of an advisory roundtable, a five-year renewable strategy, a code of practice and procurement guidelines with reporting requirements.
          219 Kb
          pdf


          Edmonton Social Enterprise Fund - Alberta
          Brief
          Financial tool
          Municipal
          Patient capital for NPOs to develop and expand revenue generating activities and to access interim financing for social housing development.
          150 Kb
          pdf


          CED Policy Framework - Manitoba
          Brief
          Generic development measure
          Regional*
          Oversees the CED policy and activity of the provincial government of Manitoba, Canada. This political structure, policy framework, and funding program represent a significant commitment by government to CED.
          164 Kb
          pdf


          CEDIF - Nova Scotia
          Brief
          Financial tool
          Regional*
          Community Economic Development Investment Funds (CEDIF) - Provincial government program to channel local residents' savings to local SMEs in the form of capital investment.
          144 Kb
          pdf


          SSE and ecological transition, lessons from European local initiatives.
          Brief
          Sectoral
          Municipal
          Examples of innovative initiatives supported by local authorities such as: short circuits, green energy, sustainable sourcing, recycling, sustainable housing, social innovation and sustainable mobility.
          External links


          2010 – 2013 Edinburgh Social Enterprise Strategy
          Public tool
          Territorial
          Municipal
          Context, partnerships, strategy and action plan to support the development of local social enterprises
          1.0 Mb
          pdf


          2013-2018 Edinburgh Social Enterprise Strategy
          Public tool
          Territorial
          Municipal
          Local action plan to support the development of local social enterprises
          1.6 Mb
          pdf


          National Policy for the Promotion of the SSE of Mali
          Public tool
          Generic development measure
          National
          National Policy for SSE of the government of Mali produced in collaboration with civil society actors
          112 Kb
          pdf


          Mali Action Plan 2014-2018
          Public tool
          Generic development measure
          National
          2014-2018 National Action Plan for the Promotion of the SSE of Mali
          273 Kb
          pdf


          The SSE and Local Communities: References
          Public tool
          Territorial
          Municipal
          Aimed at elected officials and actors of the SSE, the document summarizes in four points the role of local governments in the application of a SSE policy and the possible axes of intervention
          2.0 Mb
          pdf


          The Rome Strategy for SSE Growth in Europe
          Analysis
          Territorial
          International
          Recommendations emanating from the conference organised in 2014 by the Italian government as President of the EU council to enable the SSE in Europe
          73 Kb
          pdf


          How to promote local purchasing from collective food producers
          Public tool
          Sectoral
          National
          Describes the legal levers available at different points of the procurement process to public officials in France wishing to enable the local SSE.
          366 Kb
          pdf


          Social Economy Alliance Manifesto 2015
          Public tool
          Generic development measure
          National
          Proposals to the UK government from Social Economy Alliance in light of the UK 2015 General elections.
          410 Kb
          pdf


          Manual for setting up social economy enterprises
          Public tool
          Generic development measure
          Regional*
          A practical guide produced in Andalusia for people interested in created their own enterprise; explains and compares the different entrepreneurial formulas possible.
          4.5 Mb
          pdf


          Information kit for SE enterprises: how to do business with public entities
          Public tool
          Target audience
          Regional*
          Brochure from the Quebec government presenting key information to initiate or consolidate business relationships with public and para-public administrations.
          2.6 Mb
          pdf


          Information kit for public purchasing officers
          Public tool
          Generic development measure
          Regional*
          Brochure from the Quebec government presenting the usefulness of buying from social economy enterprises and the ways of doing so.
          2.1 Mb
          pdf


          Information kit for purchasing officers within municipal entities
          Public tool
          Territorial
          Municipal
          Brochure from the Quebec government presenting the usefulness for municipal entities of buying from social economy enterprises and the ways at their disposal to do so.
          2.0 Mb
          pdf


          Guide for collective business takeover in Ontario
          Public tool
          Generic development measure
          Regional*
          Guide for business takeover in Ontario, promoting the transformation of these enterprises into collective enterprises.
          2.0 Mb
          pdf


          Guide for the transfer of enterprises in Ontario
          Public tool
          Generic development measure
          Regional*
          Guide for business owners assigning their company or wanting to know more about the different options for an enterprise transfer in Ontario.
          1.8 Mb
          pdf


          Guide against employment discrimination through public procurement- France
          Public tool
          Institutional
          Municipal
          A guide for local governments to include contract clauses ensuring that supplier enterprises fight discrimination in their practices as employers.
          1.2 Mb
          pdf


          Assessing the social utility of the Social and Solidarity Economy
          Analysis
          Generic development measure
          International
          This ‘alter-guide’ explores the origins of the relevance of the social utility assessment for the Social and Solidarity Economy. It and provides some keys and tags to understand methodological issues, and also distinguishes the pros and cons of the major existing assessment methods.
          5.9 Mb
          pdf


          Barcelona City Council’s decree on responsible public contracting
          Public tool
          Institutional
          Municipal
          Barcelona City Council’s decree, from December 2013, on responsible public contracting in terms of social and environmental criteria.
          81 Kb
          doc


          Barcelona City Council’s decree on responsible public contracting
          Public tool
          Institutional
          Municipal
          Barcelona City Council’s decree, from December 2013, on responsible public contracting in terms of social and environmental criteria.
          78 Kb
          doc


          Community tourism: when tourism development is a community affair
          Brief
          Sectoral
          Regional*
          This newsletter of the Quebec Observatory of Leisure covers the community tourism concept and what can explain the success or failure of such initiatives.
          179 Kb
          pdf


          Open letter for food fovereignty from the municipalities
          Public tool
          Sectoral
          Municipal
          List of municipal measures to encourage food sovereignity. Document produced by political and social agents at the I International Congress of Social Solidarity Economy, held in Zaragoza (Spain) in November 2014.
          3.8 Mb
          pdf


          Winnipeg: An Active City Anticipating an Active City Hall
          Analysis
          Target audience
          Municipal
          Winnipeg’s social economy is active despite a lack of supportive enabling policy. Municipal support would maximize these initiatives’ positive impact on local citizens and communities.
          394 Kb
          pdf


          Winnipeg: An Active City Anticipating an Active City Hall
          Brief
          Territorial
          Municipal
          Winnipeg’s social economy is active despite a lack of supportive enabling policy. Municipal support would maximize these initiatives’ positive impact on local citizens and communities.
          484 Kb
          pdf


          Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good: Priorities for Canada
          Public tool
          Generic development measure
          National
          This report advances priority recommendations for governments—the federal government in particular—to enable and catalyze impact investment in Canada.
          369 Kb
          pdf


          Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good: Priorities for Canada
          Public tool
          Generic development measure
          National
          This report advances priority recommendations for governments—the federal government in particular—to enable and catalyze impact investment in Canada.
          431 Kb
          pdf


          ‘Charter of the Association’ Global Social Economy Forum
          Brief
          Generic development measure
          International
          Charter of the mandates of the international association « Global Social Economy Forum » GSEF, created in 2014 and reuniting local governments and civil society actors dedicated to the development of the social and solidarity economy (SSE).
          110 Kb
          pdf


          SSE Law (France): a document to understand everything!
          Public tool
          Institutional
          National
          From the analysis of SSE actors, this document summarizes and explains the major provisions of the French Law on Social and Solidarity Economy.
          2.2 Mb
          pdf


          How coops and mutual businesses can contribute to our nation’s growth and prosperity
          Public tool
          Territorial
          National
          A manifesto aiming to influence all political parties in the UK elected to Parliament in 2015. It states the potential that mutuals have to offer and proposes policies leading to a greater role for mutuals and their members in the economy and society.
          1.4 Mb
          pdf


          Summary of the Quebec Action Plan for the Social Economy
          Public tool
          Territorial
          Regional*
          Summarizes the measures that the government has committed to in order to develop and promote the social economy from 2015 to 2020.
          3.6 Mb
          pdf


          Australia - Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal businesses
          Public tool
          Target audience
          National
          Procurement strategy of the federal government of Australia for aboriginal businesses, to stimulate entrepreneurship by helping Aboriginal business people to bid on federal contracts.
          3.0 Mb
          pdf


          SCICs and local authorities (France)
          Brief
          Generic development measure
          Regional*
          Guide for the accompaniment of French local authorities to Cooperative Societies of Collective Interest (SCIC).


          Social Economy… Taking back the initiative
          Analysis
          Institutional
          International
          In this white paper published by Social Economy Europe, social economy enterprises and organisations
          propose a whole set of possible actions at European level to support
          the development of social economy enterprises.
          376 Kb
          pdf


          Social Economy… Taking back the initiative
          Analysis
          Institutional
          International
          In this white paper published by Social Economy Europe, social economy enterprises and organisations propose a whole set of possible actions at European level to support the development of social economy enterprises.
          368 Kb
          pdf


          Social Economy… Taking back the initiative
          Analysis
          Institutional
          International
          In this white paper published by Social Economy Europe, social economy enterprises and organisations propose a whole set of possible actions at European level to support the development of social economy enterprises.
          369 Kb
          pdf


          Knowing and understanding everything about the SSE law
          Public tool
          Institutional
          National
          Presents the SSE in France and the objectives of the framework law: recognition, consolidation, capacity building, local development
          694 Kb
          pdf


          Information kit for SE enterprises: How to do business with municipal entities
          Public tool
          Territorial
          Municipal
          Brochure from the Quebec government underlining key information to obtain supplier, servicing or construction contracts with municipal entities.
          2.1 Mb
          pdf


          Framework law on Social Economy in Portugal
          Analysis
          Institutional
          National
          89 Kb
          pdf


          Policy Brief on social impact measurement for social
          Analysis
          Generic development measure
          International
          An OECD analysis of the social impact of social
          571 Kb
          pdf


          Integral guide of cooperatives in the Community of Madrid
          Public tool
          Target audience
          Regional*
          The Cooperative Union of Consumers and Users of Madrid (CUCUM) published a practical integral guide of cooperatives
          1.2 Mb
          pdf


          Operation of the National Social Economy and Labour Integration Department (Uruguay)
          Analysis
          Generic development measure
          International
          Functionning, objectives and details on the programs of the departement
          External links


          Towards a local food purchasing in Vienna
          Public tool
          Generic development measure
          Regional*
          Offers a context of the situation, identifies the known data and initiatives and aims to identify the levers for an improved governance of the local food system.
          External links


          Public Procurement for Social Progress
          Public tool
          Generic development measure
          International
          A Social Platform guide to the EU Public Procurement Directive
          1.7 Mb
          pdf


          2015-2016 Social and Solidarity Economy Plan for Medellin
          Public tool
          Generic development measure
          Municipal
          Presentation of the methodology , strategic planning , monitoring and evaluation tools and guidelines
          External links