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MANIFESTO FOR THE INFLUENCE 
OF THE SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY ECONOMY

 

 

A CALL TO THE LEADERS OF SOCIAL ECONOMY ENTERPRISES AND ORGANIZATIONS TO JOIN US! WE ARE ACTORS IN THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE WORLD!

SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY ECONOMY (SSE) ENTERPRISES ARE BORN FROM THE WILL OF WOMEN AND MEN TO COLLECTIVELY MANAGE A COMMON PROJECT DRIVEN BY DEMOCRACY, SOLIDARITY, LIMITED PROFITABILITY AND PERFORMANCE. TO THIS END, ENTERPRISES AND PARTNERSHIPS BREAKING WITH THE LOGIC OF THE PRIMACY OF CAPITAL AND FINANCIAL RESULTS ARE FORMED. WITHIN THEIR BODIES, NEW WORKING RELATIONSHIPS ARE DEVELOPED, LEADING TO EMANCIPATION, BOTH INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE, AND ESTABLISHING NEW SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS. THE SSE INTERNATIONAL FORUM, AS UN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK IN THE SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY ECONOMY FIELD, AND AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF ITS MEMBER ENTERPRISES, DEFENDS SSE’S INHERENT PRINCIPLES, DISSEMINATES PRACTICES, GATHERS EXPERTISE AND BRINGS TOGETHER FIRMS AND THE EXECUTIVES OF ORGANIZATIONS.

 

THE CORE PLACE OF PARTICI PATORY DEMOCRACY ,

RECOGNIZED AND PROMOTED

 

DEMOCRACY IS A CRUCIAL PRINCIPLE OF SSE: A DEMOCRATIC FUNCTIONING WHICH INVOLVES THE PARTICIPATION OF ALL STAKEHOLDERS – WORKERS, USERS AND BENEFICIARIES – IN THE MANAGEMENT OF THE COMPANY. IT ALSO COVERS A DEMOCRATIC INFLUENCE THAT ENABLES CITIZENS TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHTS: TO PARTICIPATE IN COLLECTIVE ACTION AND TO CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL DEBATES. THE SSE INTERNATIONAL FORUM CONTRIBUTES TO THOSE ACHIEVEMENTS THROUGH THE CIRCULATION OF THOSE PRACTICES, ITS IMPRINT ON THE MARKET ECONOMY AND ITS ADVOCACY FOR LIMITED PROFITABILITY. IN THIS SENSE, ITS ROLE IS EMINENTLY POLITICAL. IN THE CURRENT CONTEXT, WHERE THE SOCIAL CONTRACT CEMENTING OUR SOCIETIES IS SHAKEN, THE POLITICAL TASK OF THE SSE INTERNATIONAL FORUM AND ITS MEMBERS, IS TO REVERSE PRIORITIES: THE ECONOMY SERVING SOCIAL GOALS, RATHER THAN THE SUBORDINATION OF THE SOCIAL FIELD

TO PROFITABILITY.

PRIMACY OF THE PERSON AND OF THE COR PORATE PURPOSE, OVER CAPITAL

THIS PRIMACY, FOR WHICH THE SSE INTERNATIONAL FORUM IS PROMOTING, IS BASED ON SEVERAL

GUARANTEES:

VOLUNTARY AND OPEN MEMBERSHIP;

CONTROL AND DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE BY MEMBERS;

THE INVIOLABILITY OF COLLECTIVE OR SOCIAL PROPERTY;

THE COMBINATION AND COMPLEMENTARITY OF THE INTERESTS OF MEMBERS, USERS AND THE GENERAL INTEREST;

SUPPORT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PRINCIPLES OF SOLIDARITY AND RESPONSIBILITY;

MANAGEMENT AUTONOMY AND INDEPENDENCE VIS-A-VIS PUBLIC AUTHORITIES;

LIMITED PROFITABILITY: THE USE OF THE MAJORITY OF MANAGEMENT SURPLUSES FOR INVESTMENT, SUSTAINABILITY AND PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND NOT FOR SHAREHOLDER REMUNERATION.

 

 SSE IS A PROVEN RESILIENT MODEL, IN ALL DAILY LIFE DOMAINS 

 

SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY ECONOMY PROVIDES PROVEN, BUT ALSO INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO THE MANY CHALLENGES OF THE 21ST CENTURY, CREATED OR AGGRAVATED BY THE CURRENT GROWTH MODEL. THE SSE IS AN INSTRUMENT FOR LOCAL-BASED ECONOMY. ITS FIELDS OF INTERVENTION COVER ALL AREAS OF DAILY LIFE: SOCIAL PROTECTION, EDUCATION, CULTURE, BANKING SERVICES, AGRICULTURE, ENVIRONMENT, ETC. ITS MODEL IS RESILIENT BECAUSE IT REJECTS THE EXCESSES OF THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM, AND CHANNELS PROFITS TOWARDS THE NEEDS OF THE COMPANY AND ITS MEMBERS. ITS PRINCIPLES IMPROVE THE COMPANY’S INTERNAL DEMOCRACY AND BRING CITIZENS AND POLITICAL DECISION-MAKERS CLOSER. TOGETHER, ITS OPERATION AND PRINCIPLES SHAPE A RESPONSIBLE GROWTH, ON BOTH SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL LEVELS. IT CONTRIBUTES TO THE PLURALITY AND STABILITY OF THE ECONOMIC FABRIC.

THE SSE INTERNATIONAL FORUM, GO-BETWEEN ACTORS WHO ARE TRANSFORMING THE WORLD

 

THE SSE INTERNATIONAL FORUM, AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF ITS MEMBERS’ INITIATIVES, IS A LIAISON, A GOBETWEENFOR THE ORGANIZATION OF CIVIL SOCIETY AND A PARTNER FOR THE AUTHORITIES.

WE BROADEN THE AGENDA OF THE SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY ECONOMY ON AN INTERNATIONAL SCALE IN ORDER TO FOSTER AN ALTERNATIVE TO GLOBALIZATION, THAT REQUIRES THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR SOCIETIES. FUNDING FOR THIS TRANSITION IS CRUCIAL. IN HARMONY WITH THE UNITED NATIONS’ “SDGS” STRATEGY, WE BELIEVE THAT ECONOMIC PRACTICES IN SOLIDARITY, INCLUSIVENESS AND CITIZENSHIP ARE KEY TO A FAIRER WORLD ORDER: REFOCUSING ON PEOPLE AND ECOSYSTEMS.

 

WOMEN AND MEN OF THE SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY ECONOMY, WE ARE WORKING FOR THE EMERGENCE OF THIS PATH, THE RAISING OF THESE DIFFERENT ECONOMIC VOICES, PROMOTING A MORE TRANSPARENT, MORE SUSTAINABLE, ALL IN ALL, A MORE RESPONSIBLE MODEL. WE STAND UP FOR ANOTHER ECONOMIC MODEL. WE ADVOCATE FOR THE LARGEST POSSIBLE SPREADING OF THE PRINCIPLES, ASSETS AND COMPONENTS OF THE SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY ECONOMY. THIS IS A MODEL THAT DOES NOT THRIVE ON FINANCIAL SPECULATION, ON THE EXPLOITATION OF HUMAN BEINGS AND ON THE IRREVERSIBLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES. IN AN ERA OF MAJOR ECONOMIC, ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL CHANGES, THE SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY ECONOMY IS IN A POSITION TO ESTABLISH ITSELF, DEVELOP AND TRANSFORM THE DOMINANT ECONOMY.

SOCIAL ECONOMY ENTERPRISES AND ORGANIZATIONS IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AND ARE UNITED THROUGH THEIR STATUTES , PRACTICES AND OBJECTIVES . BE ING A SOCIAL MOVEMENT, A POLITICAL FORCE , DEMANDS THAT WE BUILD A COHERENT WHOLE BEYOND OUR CORPORATIST DIFFE RENCES , IN ORDER TO SUPPORT OUR VISION OF THE GENERAL INTEREST . THE SSE INTERNATIONAL FORUM IINVITES YOU TO TAKE PART IN THIS LONG-TERM TASK OF TRANSFORMATION AND EMANCIPATION ,

 

JOIN OUR MOVEMENT!

CONTACT US

SSE INTERNATIONAL FORUM

34 BIS, RUE VIGNON – 75 009 PARIS – FRANCE // TEL. : +33 (0)6 13 62 97 89

CONTACT@ESSFI.COOP // WWW.ESSFORUMINTERNATIONAL.COM

 @ESSFORUMINTERNATIONAL // @ESSFRUMINTL

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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ELISA TORRENEGRA

CO-PRESIDENT

GESTARSALUD

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THIERRY JEANTET

HONORARY PRESIDENT

AG2R LA MONDIALE

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YASY MORALES

ADMINISTRATOR

AQ'AB'AL

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STEPHANE JUNIQUE

ADMINISTRATOR

GROUPE VYV

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MICHEL CATINAT

ADMINISTRATOR

LABO DE L'ESS

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ANNE-LISE BARBERON

ADMINISTRATOR

GROUPE VYV

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ALAIN COHEUR

CO-PRESIDENT

SOLIDARIS

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LAURENCE KWARK

ADMINISTRATOR

GSEF

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LEOPOLD BEAULIEU

ADMINISTRATOR

FONDACTION

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NICOLAS HAZARD

ADMINISTRATOR

INCO

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JACQUES LANDRIOT

ADMINISTRATOR

CESE

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BAUDOUIN KOLA

ADMINISTRATOR

APES TOGO

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JEAN-PHILIPPE POULNOT

VICE-PRESIDENT

GROUPE UP

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CLAUDE DORION

CO-TREASURER

DSI

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DAVID DAO

ADMINISTRATOR

KAFO JIGINEW

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ASMAE DIANI

ADMINISTRATOR

RAESS - REMESS

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ABDOU SALAM FALL

ADMINISTRATOR

LARTES

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BARBARA SAK

ADMINISTRATOR

CIRIEC

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PAULINE EFFA

CORRESPONDANTE AFRIQUE

PFAC

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PHILIPPE DA COSTA

CO-TRESORIER

AG2R LA MONDIALE

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JEROME SADDIER

ADMINISTRATEUR

CREDIT-COOPERATIF

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MARNIC SPELTDORN

ADMINISTRATEUR

GROUPE P&V

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GERALD LAROSE

ADMINISTRATEUR

CAISSE DESJARDINS

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MEMBERS

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STAFF

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EVA CANTELE

GENERAL DELEGATE

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MAME FATOU SENE

TASK OFFICER

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SCIENTIFIC PARTNER

 

 

Following the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between SSE International Forum and the International Centre for Research and Information on the Public, Social and Cooperative Economy (CIRIEC), our scientific committee has taken on a new dimension.

 

In order to continue to carry out effective actions for the promotion of SSE at the international level, SSEIF will be able to count on the scientific support and the results of the research carried out by CIRIEC in collaboration with our members. Work that will be valorized in each forum where SSE International Forum is present.

 

This collaboration is the result of a strong commitment between SSE actors, and a further step towards a better visibility of the social and solidarity economy.

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