This event is part of a series of conferences resulting from the Call for Papers "Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy?" which was launched by the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) in 2018 and organized by UNRISD. With the Call for Papers, the UNTFSSE aimed to identify and mobilize research from different regions and territories which, by critically examining the role of SSE, can contribute to the Task Force's efforts to scale up and promote SSE as means of implementation of the SDGs.
This two-day conference will:
- provide a space for researchers, practitioners and policy decision makers to share and exchange evidence and ideas about the connections between SSE and people, planet, prosperity, participation and partnerships in different local contexts
- demonstrate, through evidence-based analysis, concrete ways in which SSE contributes to sustainable development, and to the implementation and achievement of the SDGs
- contribute to enhancing the visibility of SSE as a means of implementation of the SDGs within and beyond the UN system
Invited speakers will include approximately 45 paper presenters (identified through the Call for Papers that generated proposals from more than 320 researchers from 60 countries); personnel from UN agencies, particularly the members of the UNTFSSE; and representatives of civil society organizations, particularly the members of the UNTFSSE and those SSE organizations and enterprises based in Geneva.
The event will be open to the public. Watch this space for regular updates on the programme, and for registration information.
The Call for Papers was carried out with the support of seed funding from the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Social Economy and Economic Solidarity of Luxembourg, in addition to UNRISD institutional funds.