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5th Global Social Economy Forum GSEF2021 Mexico City 

Local Governments and Social Economy: co-creation of paths for a green and inclusive economy

Local governments play an essential role in creating ecosystems based on a more green, inclusive and sustainable economy, through a new architecture that allows, together with communities, to respond to current crises, in order to ensure equal opportunities, the protection of the environment, promote access to decent work, support social entrepreneurship and stimulate the economic proximity of local products and companies. Likewise, private, social and academic sectors are also fundamental actors for these purposes and through their practices they determine the new post-pandemic paths in order to strengthen Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) in collaboration with governments.

GSEF2021 Mexico City was held from 4th to 8th October 2021 for the first time in the GSEF history in a hybrid format almost 24 hours non-stop by providing online spaces as well as offline interaction and sharing opportunities. 

Find more about our 5th Global Social Economy Forum GSEF2021 through various reports and recollection documentations: 

  • 100 ideas:  contains a compilation of the 100 most important ideas extracted from all the sessions and plenaries, combining the knowledge generated and shared during the Global Virtual Forum. It is available in English, French and Spanish
  • Pathways and Challenges to enhance the SSE:  is a recap of the mosaic of ideas and visions from different latitudes and realities about what the actions or strategies of people, governments, groups, societies and countries should be in order to achieve a better and more inclusive world, and what key actions should be launched from the local level. It is available in English, French and Spanish.  
  • General Report: will offer a great compilation and summary of the meetings, webinars and the Global Virtual Forum towards GSEF2021, reviewing the most important and relevant activities of GSEF (to be shared soon).
  • GSEF2021 session recording : All the session recordings are available on the  YouTube channel playlist "GSEF2021" of GSEF Secretariat. 

Please visit the GSEF2021 official website for all the reports and more information ! 


  1. Build and rebuild an inclusive community
  2. Education, learning and research for Social and Solidarity Economy  
  3. Contribution to ecological transformation from SSE  
  4. Promote diverse and innovative mechanisms of social finance 
  5. Develop the territorial and international alliances  


Call for Proposals finalized 15 May
(23:59pm Mexico time)
Publication of results and contact
with the selected proposals
June-July 2021
Registration for online participation open 30 July 2021 
Global Social Economy Forum GSEF2021 4 to 8 October of 2021
Find more information on GSEF2021 official website!