The SILK project is one of the six winning consortia of the OECD global action call funded by the European Union’s Foreign Partnership Instrument in 2020

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The SILK’s partners are an international consortium representing the main SSE organisations from EU countries, USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, India and Korea.

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Mondragon
Spain

Mondragon

Spain

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Social Economy Europe
EU level

Social Economy Europe

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Diesis Network
EU level

Diesis Network

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Social Value and Solidarity Foundation
Korea

Social Value and Solidarity Foundation

Korea

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TARA
India

TARA

India

The Society for Technology & Action for Rural Advancement (TARA) is a social enterprise of the Development Alternatives Group, set up in year 1983 at New Delhi, India. TARA’s vision is to create sustainable livelihoods on a large scale, in pursuit of which, it develops and promotes “scalable solutions for people and the planet”. As an ‘incubation engine’, TARA's organisational objectives focus on impact in the areas of Employability, Entrepreneurship, Clean Technology, Basic Needs, Natural Resource Management and Institutional Strengthening. A mix of projects and revenue based activities deliver a range of replicable enterprise based service delivery models, community development packages and capacity building solutions in five sectors – Livelihood Solutions, Waste Management, Affordable Housing, Renewable Energy, Water Sanitation & Hygiene. TARA works directly with over 300 village communities in central India and has an extensive partner network across 11 states of the country, members of which are instrumental in enabling social, environmental and economic impact at scale. Internationally, TARA provides technology and know-how transfer services in Africa and South East Asia. It is a member, with sister organizations of the Development Alternatives Group, of several knowledge sharing platforms and sustainable development networks. TARA’s approach on building SSE for creating sustainable livelihoods in underserved communities has been recognised as a best practice by UNDP and World Bank impact portfolio.

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SITAWI
Brasil
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NCBA/Clusa
USA

NCBA/Clusa

USA

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USFWC
USA

USFWC

USA

The United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives (USFWC) is the national grassroots membership organization for worker cooperatives. Our mission is to build a thriving cooperative movement of stable, empowering jobs through worker-ownership. We advance worker-owned, -managed, and -governed workplaces through cooperative education, advocacy and development. Our Federation includes more than 300 business and organizational members representing 10,000 workers across the country. We organize through local cooperative networks while building power with national and international partners to advance an agenda for economic justice rooted in community-based, shared ownership.

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CCEDNET
Canada

CCEDNET

Canada

The Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) is a national association of organizations and people throughout Canada committed to strengthening communities by creating economic opportunities that enhance social and environmental conditions. Our Values: The Canadian CED Network and its members are committed to the values of inclusion, diversity and equity. Our methods are participatory, democratic, innovative and entrepreneurial. Our Vision: Sustainable and inclusive communities directing their own social, economic and environmental futures. Our Mission: CCEDNet connects people and ideas for action to build local economies that strengthen communities and benefit everyone.

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SSE Forum International

SSE Forum International

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CICOPA

CICOPA

CICOPA is the international organization of industrial and service cooperatives and represents 65.000 worker, social and producers’ cooperatives providing 4 million jobs across the world. CICOPA currently has 49 members in 33 countries and 2 regional organizations: CECOP and CICOPA Americas.

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Practitioners

Experts

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ZSI
Austria

ZSI

Austria

ZSI is a private non-profit institute for applied social sciences based in Vienna (Austria). ZSI implements research and application projects on the social embedding and impact of all types of innovations and contributes to the design and diffusion of socially accepted and sustainable innovations to meet global challenges. By deployment of innovative research, education, advisory services and co-ordination of networks, we create new knowledge, reflect and configure existing knowledge, evaluate measures, develop concepts and forward their implementation. As independent and globally acting scientific institution, we are engaged in the development of theories, methodologies, instruments and measures as well as in the dissemination of a systemically conceptualised broad innovation approach, contributing also to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Euricse
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Martin van den Borre
Canada

Martin van den Borre

Canada

Trained in tropical agriculture, international development and business administration Martin entered the world of the social economy working with small farmers in the post-civil war context of El Salvador and Colombia. He has since worked with dozens of SSEO’s on all 4 continents with a strong experience in international trade, worker co-operatives and indigenous small farmer collectives. He has served on the BOD of many co-operatives and credit unions and has co-led C.I.T.I.E.S. a knowledge and innovation transfer center on the social economy that facilitated cross-pollination processes between the cities of Seoul, Barcelona, Puebla, and Montreal. He currently works as a senior consultant with the Fabcity movement in Québec and small organic farmer organizations.

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William Emilio Cerritelli
Brazil

William Emilio Cerritelli

Brazil

Italian and resident in Brazil, William Emilio Cerritelli is an international consultant with an extensive experience as an Advisor of the European Union, the United Nations System (UNDP, UNICEF, ILO, UNOPS, UNHCR, UNIDO), several bilateral Development Cooperation Agency (Italian Development Cooperation Agency, USAID, DFID, AFP, GTZ), and other multilateral partners, mainly The World Bank and the OECD. Has been Executive President of an important International Public Institute for Human Resources Development and Local Development (CIAPI Foundation for Development) with important activities in Latin America and Africa. Dr. Cerritelli holds a First Doctorate in Political Sciences, a Master’s Degree in International Development Cooperation, a PhD in Social Sciences (Action-Research), a Post-Doctoral Diploma in Public Policies and another in Evaluation & Monitoring of Projects, Programs and Public Policies as well as a Magisterial Doctorate in Public Policies. William Cerritelli has 44 years of experience in Social Research, Public Policies (Social Policies, Social Protection, Employment), Good Governance and Civil Society issues, Institutional capacity building, Social and Solidarity Economy, Social Cohesion and Social Inclusion, including productive inclusion. Dr. Cerritelli is a Senior Evaluator for the EU Development Cooperation and the UN and a wide experience in the utilisation of the right-based approach and the result-based project implementation and evaluation. Dr. Cerritelli has worked in more than 90 countries in Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia as well as in Oceania. He speaks Italian, French, English, Portuguese and Spanish and has an in-depth knowledge and experience in EU procedures and cooperation modalities having worked as a Team Leader in more than 100 activities in 44 years of activity.

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MCE Conseils
Canada

MCE Conseils

Canada

MCE Conseils is a multidisciplinary group supporting companies and organizations towards improving their performance. Beyond our complementary and diverse technical expertise, we have a concrete approach when analyzing organizations, with a strategic vision supported by our accountants, economists and strategy planners. MCE Conseils works with SMEs in order to maintain and create jobs, with an approach based on sustainable development. Our organization specializes to provide support to cooperatives and social economy entities. These mandates are at the origin of our foundation in 1987. Outcome of our actions, MCE supported the creation of hundreds of enterprises/ entities. We also provided advisory services and support numerous operating companies, in areas including strategic planning, management development, organizations assessment, recovery planning and fundraising.

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Policy makers

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Amsterdam Impact
The Netherlands
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Amsterdam Impact

The Netherlands

Amsterdam Impact is an initiative by the City of Amsterdam to strengthen the impact entrepreneurship ecosystem. It actively supports and facilitates impact enterprises (social enterprises and socially responsible businesses) and the wider ecosystem with a four-year programme. It focuses on all companies that create both financial and social value, ranging from social enterprises and startups to large corporations, and that tackle societal challenges through innovative entrepreneurship. In addition, Amsterdam Impact pays special attention to impact enterprises that improve the quality of life in Amsterdam’s neighbourhoods.

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ART ER
Emilia-Romagna/Italy
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ART ER

Emilia-Romagna/Italy

ART-ER Attractiveness Research Territory is the Emilia-Romagna Joint Stock Consortium Company born with the purpose of fostering the region’s sustainable growth by developing innovation and knowledge, attractiveness and internationalization of the territory. ART-ER coordinates and develops the regional ecosystem for innovation and knowledge, it supports startups and promotes the region’s productive systems and cities through projects on infrastructure, social innovation, skills development and environmental sustainability.

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Orebro County
Sweden
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Orebro County

Sweden

Region Örebro County is a political assembly elected by the citizens. An executive board leads and coordinates Region Örebro Countys activities, first and foremost in the field of the public health care system. Region Örebro County exercise a degree of self government provided for in the Constitution of Sweden. Region Örebro County is responsible for health care, dental care, support and service to the disabled, research, education and regional growth. It is also engaged in questions concerning economy, the European market, environmental issues, communications, tourism, culture and social economy.

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ACCIO
Catalonia/ Spain
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ACCIO

Catalonia/ Spain

The Catalan Agency for Business Competitiveness (ACCIÓ) is a public entity of the Government of Catalonia, the regional public administration of Catalonia (Spain) with 30 years of experience in the provision of support for innovation and internationalisation to Catalan Small and Medium Enterprises (SME). ACCIÓ also promotes the business competitiveness of SMEs by improving the business financing access, attracting foreign investment and promoting the clustering policies. In collaboration with the Directorate-General for the Social Economy, Third Sector and Cooperatives of the Government of Catalonia (which plans, manages and executes the regional public policies on social economy), and in the frame of the Support Plan for the Third Social Sector, ACCIÓ advices, trains and supports social economy organisations for the internationalisation of their activities and services in other countries.

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INAES
Mexico
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Association of Korean Local Governments and SSE
Korea

Association of Korean Local Governments and SSE

Korea

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