Study Visit for Social Solidarity Economy

On the occasion of the first Coopenair Festival in Thessaloniki, Heinrich Boell Foundation Greece welcomes members of social enterprises from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina in order to exchange ideas and practices with members of Social Solidarity Economy initiatives from Thessaloniki and other parts of Greece.

The study tour will take place in Thessaloniki from 11th till 14th of October with the intention to promote Social Solidarity Economy in the respective countries.

We will visit coooperative initiatives, social enterprises and support organizations active in a wide spectrum (food supply, consumption, support services, ethical/solidarity trade, special education, drug rehabilitation/social inclusion). Of course, we will attend the interesting events organized within the Coopenair Festival at the factory of VIOME in Thessaloniki.

We are looking forward to exchange ideas with regard to:

  • Cooperativism as an idea and practice
  • Social enterprises
  • Networking
  • Models for the provision of support services
  • Legal framework and public policies for social solidarity economy