24 - 28 october, 2011
Social and Solidarity Economy Academy. Second edition
Montreal, Canada

The ILO Social and Solidarity Economy Academy (SSE Academy) will be an interregional training opportunity gathering practitioners from all around the world, to share their experiences and meet leading SSE specialist.


  • Contribute to a better understanding of the concept of Social and Solidarity Economy;
  • Discuss the relevance of SSE as a new development alternative and how to relate it to ILOs Decent Work Agenda -* Strengthen the impact of SSE through the creation of a community of practice

At the end of the academy, the participants will be able to :

  • have a better understanding of the different areas where the SSE can play a role; (employment creation, social protection, social dialogue, innovation, environment ..)
  • refer to SSE legal and policy frameworks from around the world;
  • identify the key features of an enabling environment for an effective SSE;
  • refer to experiences of successful SSE initiatives from different areas of practice;
  • make use of tools and approaches to effectively promote SSE and take actions within their context.