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UnivSSE Coop presentation 10 2019 english

  1. 1. People's University of Social Solidarity Economy “UnivSSE Coop” 1
  2. 2. Κοινωνικός μη- κερδοσκοπικός συνεταιρισμός 2
  3. 3. 3
  4. 4. The establishment • The People's University of Social Solidarity Economy was established in Thessaloniki in February 2013 by PROSKALO (Cooperation Initiative for the Social and Solidarity Economy) and until 2017 it operated as an informal collaborative collectivity, relatively autonomous from PROSKALO. • On April 25, 2017, the founding assembly was established, which created the social non-profit cooperative "People's University of Social Solidarity Economy" with the distinctive title "UnivSSE Coop". 4
  5. 5. Education, Training, Information Programs, Publications Support services Aim 5
  6. 6. Cornerstone is  the constant interaction between theory and practice because “it is not enough for thought to strive for realization, reality must itself strive towards thought”. 6
  7. 7. It is based on the dual nature of cooperatives:  Social – Economic and consequently the dual nature of cooperative education:  Ideological – Financial/Technical. 7
  8. 8. The UnivSSE educational methodology is based on the principles of adult learning: 1. Ideas are linked to action 2. The focus of the educational process is the student 3. Learning by discovery 4. Critical thinking 5. Two-way interaction between teacher - student 8
  9. 9. It is addressed: 9
  10. 10. Main actions
  11. 11. Dissemination and Support Actions 11
  12. 12. Seminar lectures-discussions attended by more than 400 people and videotaped and posted on a YouTube channel of the UnivSSE Coop. 12 Seminar lectures and discussions
  13. 13. 100 broadcasts (during 4 years) in FM 100,6 Thessaloniki Municipal Radio of volunteers, recorded and posted on a channel of the UnivSSE Coop in Mixcloud. Broadcast every Tuesday at 6.00-7.00 pm on FM 100,6 and on-line at Broadcasts 13
  14. 14. Educational material UnivSSE website provides free access: • audiovisual material (135 archives) with a thematic directory on: • SSE General and special theoretical issues • Commons and SSE • SSE Networking • SSE Examples - good practices • bibliographic material (150 archives) • informative publications (410 archives) 14
  15. 15. Participation in European and national programs 15
  16. 16. SSE Training Program of the Hellenic Ministry of Work & British Council Creation of educational material and implementation of seminars for the training of trainers in SSE. 16
  17. 17. European program for youth training in SSE Creation of educational material for trainers and trainees in youth seminars (YOUTHShare). 17
  18. 18. European program for enhancement of social entrepreneurship in the cross borders area Implementation of training seminars in SSE for municipality executives and local SSE office, as well as in schools (program “Growing Social”). 18
  19. 19. European program for supporting social enterprises in combating poverty and social exclusion Studies (program "Social Plate“): "Developing a Policy to Enhance SSE“ "SSE Good Practices“ "Franchising Guide for SSE“. 19
  20. 20. SSE annual seminar in Thessaloniki Implementation of an annual seminar in the field of ecology, common goods and SSE (space “Kipos”, Thessaloniki). 20
  21. 21. Center for Recycling, Education and Sorting at the Source SSE cooperative consortium for the creation of a Center for Recycling, Education and Sorting at the Source in Thessaloniki. 21
  22. 22. Training of vulnerable groups Introductory Seminar in SSE at the Second Chance School of Diavata Prison in Thessaloniki Object: possibilities for cooperatives to be created by the prisoners involved after their release 22
  23. 23. Publications program 23
  24. 24. 24 UnivSSE Coop has launched a program for the publication of key books on SSE and commons issues, based on the priorities and needs arising from the development of relevant collectives in Greece. The first edition was made with the book "Water as a Common Good, Beyond the Corporations and the State", 2017. In this framework, a project regarding a Dictionary on basic concepts of cooperatives and SSE is in progress.
  25. 25. SSE Networking 25
  26. 26. Participation in the establishment of the Panhellenic Network of Social Solidarity Economy Cooperatives (SSE Coops GR), 2016 26
  27. 27. Participation in the establishment of a network of 54 SSE cooperatives for the cooperative water management in Thessaloniki and co- operation with local authorities (2018) 27
  28. 28. Participation in SSE cooperative consortium for the Integrated, Decentralized and Social Waste Management in Thessaloniki (2018) 28
  29. 29. Co-organizer of the 4th European Conference on Social Solidarity Economy, Athens, 2017 29
  30. 30. Co-organizer of the 2nd International Forum on Cooperative Law, Athens, 2018 30
  31. 31. Co-organizer of the ICA CCR European Research Conference, Athens, 2020 31 ICA CCR EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE “Rethinking co- operatives: From local to global & from the past to the future” Athens, 8-10 July 2020
  32. 32. Permanent co-operation with Universities and Research Centers 32
  33. 33. Permanent co-operation with Universities and Research Centers UnivSSE Coop has a permanent co-operation for the development of joint programs, training seminars and dissemination material on SSE with:  The Interdisciplinary Program of Postgraduate Studies "Sustainability Education - Education Sciences" of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki  The Specialization Program in Counseling and Orientation of the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (ASPETE)  The Balkan Botanical Garden of Kroussia of the Institute of Genetic Improvement and Plant Genetic Resources of the Hellenic Agricultural Organization "Dimitra" - ELGO DIMITRA. 33
  34. 34. Close cooperation with other SSE entities... 34
  36. 36. Social Consumer Cooperative of Thessaloniki "Bios Coop"
  37. 37. Cooperative for Social Management of Waste "Anabiosis Coop"
  38. 38. Energy Community of Thessaloniki – Central Macedonia
  39. 39. "Initiative 136" against water privatisation and for the cooperative management of the Thessaloniki water and sanitation
  40. 40. SupSSE Coop 40
  41. 41. 41 We participate in the creation of another world, which is not only possible and necessary, but real.
  42. 42. Website: Fb:Λαϊκό-Πανεπιστήμιο-Κοινωνικής- Αλληλέγγυας-Οικονομίας-332570916855036 Email: People's University of Social Solidarity Economy “UnivSSE Coop”