Europe Policy Dialogue 2018

7 Nov 2018
Category of project: 
Regional Policy Dialogues

Theme: Promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for a sustainable development through Social and Solidarity Economy
Date & time: 7 November, from 11:00-13:00
Venue: CINETECA Plató, Matadero, Madrid, Spain

Through collaborations between social economy organizations and local governments, GSEF pursues the creation of quality jobs, fair growth, the progress of grassroots democracy and sustainable development. This GSEF Session, which will also be our 2nd Europe Policy Dialogue, will link both themes of achieving peace and sustainable development through SSE. The program is available below.

This 2nd Europe Policy Dialogue is organized as a thematic session in the framework of the 2nd World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace (5-8 November 2018, Madrid, Spain). 



The Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF) brings together efforts from local governments and Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) organizations and networks for partnership and collaboration at the global level. In 2017, the 1st Europe Policy Dialogue (EPD) was organized by GSEF in Archamps, France as first of its kind as an open space inviting European members and partners as well as civil society actors from the sector. In 2018, to continue the momentum and build on important discussions around social policy and practices in Europe, GSEF plans to organize its 2nd Europe Policy Dialogue.

In 2018, from the 1st to 3rd of October, GSEF organized its 4th Global Social Economy Forum in Bilbao (Spain) where more than 1,700 participants from 84 countries gathered and discussed the value of the social economy under the theme of 'Values and competitiveness for an inclusive and sustainable local development'. This was organized through plenary sessions, workshops and networking sessions by inviting city/local and central governments, social economy actors and networks, and universities and researchers.