[GSEF2016]: Local development and financial tools for Social and Solidarity Economy organizations

Local Government
SSE Organisation
Social Finance / Impact Measurement
Public Policy / Legal Framework

Presented at: GSEF2016 Montreal 

Organisation: Coop57 (Social and Solidarity Economy Organization), Ayuntamiento de Sabadell/Barcelona (Government and public agency)

Country: Spain

Date: September 7, 2016

Presenter: Raimon Gassiot Ballbè (Assitant coordinator), Albert Cos Boada (Councillor of the New Economy and Central Services of the Municipality of Sabadell/Barcelona)

Contacts:  raimon@coop57.coopalbert.boada@gmail.com


Coop57 is a cooperative of ethical and solidarity financial services that self administered tool adapted to the needs of its member organizations. In the last few years, one of its priorities has been to become an active agent contributing to the local development of the social and solidarity economy and the feminist economy, in cooperation with civil society, the networks of the solidarity economy, social movements and local governments. Consequently, it has developed cooperation projects with many local governments, particularly with city councils. Some of these collaborations will be presented, and an emphasis will be placed on presenting their results and the supported projects, particularly in the Catalonian city of Sabadell.regroups 700 social and solidarity economy organizations. In 2015 it financed more than 200 projects of the solidarity economy through a participative,