Social Solidarity Economy

Social Solidarity Economy (SSE)

Social Solidarity Economy, defined as the set of different economic practices addressing social needs based on free collaboration and mutual support, is one of the main intervention fields of Heinrich Böll Stiftung in Greece. We want to contribute to the development of SSE practices in Greece on solid ground and proper principles, considering SSE a decisive force for the democratic and ecological transformation of economy and society.

Social Solidarity Economy and Social Inclusion


Responding to the intensified social inclusion needs of vulnerable social groups (mainly but not exclusively refugees and migrants), the ERGANI Centre for the Support of Women Employment and Entrepreneurship in partership with Heinrich Boell Stiftung Greece, the Self-Help Promoting Programme of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Network of Social Cooperative Enterprises of Central Macedonia, the Greek Social Entrepreneurship Forum and the Select Respect Forum decided to organize a focused training seminar. The seminar is addressed to professionals in support centres for vulnerable social groups as well as to intercultural mediators.

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Social Solidarity Economy in Greece: A priority agenda

Which are the main trends and developments with regard to Social and Solidarity Economy in Greece in the field and at the institutional level? What is the contribution of Heinrich Böll Foundation Greece. This article answers these questions and many more... By Sofia Adam



The documentary "Developing the social economy in the karditsa: A Social Ecosystem" explores the historical context of the development of cooperatives in the region, the gradual depreciation and the recent development of an ecosystem of cooperatives and social enterprises today. It combines material from interviews with members of the social economy and members of the wider academic community and support structures.


Social Economy An Alternative

The documentary displays the impressive range of sectors and forms of common good-oriented cooperatives and conveys an impression about this sector’s economic significance in Europe.

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