GSEF Steering Committee

The GSEF Steering Committee consists of the following members: the two GSEF Co-Presidents, the Continental Co-Presidents (up to two per continent), and the other elected members of the Steering Committee. The GSEF Steering Committee shall hold an official meeting at least once a year. The Committee is responsible for the audit and implementation of GSEF projects, the review of membership applications and the review of candidate cities for the organisation of the forthcoming General Assembly.

For the period 2023-2025, 20 members have been elected to the Steering Committee, and will co-construct and implement the GSEF's strategies until the General Assembly at the GSEF2025 Forum.


GSEF General Assembly

The General Assembly consists of representatives appointed by full members and is the highest decision-making body regarding GSEF projects & finance, the benefits and responsibilities of GSEF members, the election of the Chair City/Steering Committee members, and the selection of the host city for the next General Assembly. 


GSEF Chair City and Continental Co-Chairs

The chair city is elected at the General Assembly and is represented by two representatives, from respectively the city government and the representative social and solidarity 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 2021, members can be elected as Continental Co-Chairs for a two-year mandate with a mission to drive and foster GSEF's work in their respective regions.