GSEF General Assembly

The General Assembly consists of representatives appointed by the full members and is the highest decision-making body that decides GSEF projects/finance, the benefits of GSEF members, the election of chair city/steering committee members and the selection of host city for the next General Assembly. 


GSEF Chair City and Co-Chair Cities

The chair city is elected at the General Assembly and is represented by two representatives, from respectively the city government and the representative social economy network. The chair city represents the GSEF and presides over the meetings of GSEF. Currently, the chair city is the City of Bordeaux (France). Since 2018, member cities are elected as Regional Co-Chair Cities for a two-year mandate with a mission to drive and foster GSEF's work in their respective regions. 

    ​​       Chair CityCity of Bordeaux (France)
           Chair:  Mr. Pierre Hurmic, Mayor of Bordeaux 
      Co-Chair: Mr. Stéphane Montuzet, President of the Regional Chamber of Social and Solidarity Economy (CRESS) Nouvelle-Aquitaine 

          Co-Chair CityCity of Dakar (Senegal), Host city of the GSEF2023 Forum
           Co-Chair:  Mr. Barthélém Dias, Mayor of Dakar & President of RACTES

Co-Chair City for Africa: Sousse (Tunisia)
Co-Chair: Mayor: Mr. Mohamed Ikbel Khaled, Mayor of Sousse

Co-Chair City for Asia: Association of Korean Local Governments for Social Economy and Solidarity (Republic of Korea)
Co-Chair: Mr. Seok-jin Mun, President, Mayor of Seodaemun-gu (District of Seoul)

Co-Chair City for Europe: Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region (France)
Co-Chair: Mr. Alain Rousset, President, Regional Council of Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Co-Chair City for North America: Montreal (Canada)
Co-Chair: Ms. Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montreal
Co-Chair: Ms. Béatrice Alain, Executive Director, Chantier de l'économie sociale

GSEF Steering Committee

The GSEF Steering Committee consists of co-chairs, elected Steering Committee members, and two representatives of the host city of the next General Assembly. The GSEF Steering Committee shall hold an official meeting at least once a year. The Committee is responsible for the audit and the execution of GSEF projects, the review of membership applications, and the review of candidacies of cities for hosting the General Assembly.
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GSEF Secretariat

The GSEF Secretariat is located in Seoul. It is responsible for the execution and reporting of all decisions from the General Assembly and the Steering Committee. It is also responsible for holding the General Assembly and other meetings as required.