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Fearless Cities

International Municipalist Summit to be held in Barcelona, 9-11 June “In the face of hate, walls and borders, we’ll build global networks of solidarity and hope.” Fearless Cities is a summit for the international municipalist movement which will take place 9-11 June in Barcelona, Spain. Around the world, towns and cities are standing up to […]

Reflections from Florence: An interna...

Landscape view of Florence, Italy

ISE’s Matt Wallis was recently invited to spend a week in Italy with an international community of people working to map the Solidarity Economy.   All over the world economic activity is taking place challenging the idea that making as much profit as possible is the only logical way of exchanging goods and services. Initiatives […]

Platform co-operatives: Inspiring ide...

A month ago we joined around 300 others at Open:2017, the UK’s first multi-day conference dedicated to platform co-operatives, organised by The Open Co-op LLP. As one of the early sponsors of the event, we were so excited to help make it happen, and to contribute to what became an incredibly inspiring couple of days. […]

Out Now! Special Issue of STIR magazi...

We’re really excited to say that the Winter issue of STIR magazine is now available to buy! We’ve been collaborating with the team at Stir To Action on the edition which is all about Solidarity Economics, including some really inspiring examples of solidarity economy initiatives around the world, interviews, and articles on how the solidarity […]

Join us on Friday at Ways Forward 5

On Friday 20 January we’ll be heading up to Manchester for the Ways Forward 5 Conference: Roads to a Democratic Economy. We’re one of the key sponsors of the conference, which is about discussing co-operative and radical alternatives to austerity and capitalism and will debate a range of topics, from ‘global alternatives to global capitalism’, […]

Webinar: Change the economy to save t...

There’s a great webinar coming up next Tuesday, 8th November 2016, from 12:00 until 13:00 GMT, called ‘Change the economy to save the climate!’. The webinar is being organised as a collaboration between the New Economics Foundation and the Global Hub for the Common Good, under the framework of the Global Forum NESI “New Economy […]

Greek Food Crowdfunder: Origin Club

Small farmers in Central Greece are struggling to stay in business. Origin Club is crowdfunding to help them out. Here is their press release… Origin Club is a simple and scalable way to help change how we grow, buy and sell food across Europe. It is the first startup venture of Transform Evia, a cross-disciplinary […]

How will Brexit effect Coops?

Coops UK have released a report called “Brexit:Taking back control the cooperative way”. A pdf of the full report can be found here. A description and summary is found here. It is interesting that the most successful message from the Leave campaign was “Take back control” of the country, so there is obviously a yearning for control, […]

A-Z of Green Capitalism: New book fro...

Corporate Watch have just released a new book, which you can buy or download for free here. It’s really comprehensive and easy to read, the title suggests it would cover the false solutions of Capitalism to environmental crises, but the book actually covers far more in terms of problems and solutions. Well worth a read!

Alternatives to Capitalism: The Solid...

The Institute for Solidarity Economics, in partnership with STIR Magazine, is happy to announce its next event of the season: “Alternatives to Capitalism: The Solidarity Economy Perspective“. The event will take place on the 18th October 2016, in London, from 18:00 – 21:15. It will be an evening exploration of the Solidarity Economy as a movement of “economic […]