Workshop: How can local empowerment t...

Think Global have teamed up with SUSY to put on a workshop on bridging the gap between development agencies and the social economy. Here are the details… London Workshop: THURSDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER, 09.30-17.00 Portsmouth Workshop: FRIDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER, 10.00-15.30 Is there a way to alleviate poverty while creating communities which are sustainable, better connected and […]

DeGrowth 2016 conference – Vide...

We couldn’t make it to the DeGrowth Conference in Budapest this year, but fortunately they have just posted videos of their events on youtube. There’s loads of really interesting discussions for you to get your head around. Enjoy! Here’s a link to the video playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6pIaFRoXNGNEeVfSmknemamNlHzBAz2K  

Fairmondo UK launched for alpha testi...

Fairmondo is an ethical online marketplace. It is a place to sell, rent, swap, share and give away goods and services. They are now looking for people to use the site and test it out. There are already loads of great items to browse through. It was originally called ‘Ethical Bay’ as it aims to provide a similar service […]

Mutual Aid Network Summit

Today starts the First European Summit of the Mutual Aid Network (MAN). With the mission “to create means for everyone to discover and succeed in work they want to do, with the support of their community”, MAN helps communities around the world to be more economically self-sufficient. The Summit will take place in Hull, UK, between the 5th […]

Upcoming Events

Several excellent upcoming events this weekend across Europe and here in UK, working towards building the solidarity economy. Radical Technology Revisited in Bristol, UK on 2nd, 3rd & 4th Sept ’16 UK Society for Co-operative Studies Conference in Newcastle, UK on 3rd & 4th Sept ’16 Peer Value: Advancing the Commons Collaborative Economy in Amsterdam […]

Six Workshops from STIR

Stir To Action have just opened booking for a programme of six workshops on the new economy  in central London between October 8th and December 3rd 2016. They’ll all be at hosted at Alt Gen’s space in the CAN Mezzanine in Borough (near London Bridge). October 8th. Multi-stakeholder Co-ops: Sharing Ownership with Kate Whittle October 15th. Freeing the […]

Global Forum NESI

The Institute for Solidarity Economics is pleased to be supporting the “The Global Forum on New Economy & Social Innovation” (NESI) which will take place between 19-22 April 2017, in Malaga, Spain. The Global Forum NESI will be a meeting place for people and organisations working to co-create a sustainable, fair, collaborative and people-oriented new […]

Byron Burgers sending millions to own...

This Article has been taken from the Corporate Watch website. The Byron burger chain is facing a wave of protests and condemnation for helping the Home Office organize a series of immigration raids on its London restaurants that led to the arrest of 35 of its workers from Albania, Brazil, Nepal and Egypt last week. And while their […]

Who Owns England? Great New Blog to F...

Surely the biggest issue at the heart of so many societal issues is land ownership. We often think of it as a problem for the peasantry in times gone by, yet we still live in a situation where the majority of the country is owned by a tiny aristocracy. All economic activity eventually comes down to […]

Notes from the Local SE Meetup

We have recently held a get together for local Solidarity Economy Initiatives, we booked out the community centre bar to meet new friends and scheme. There were people representing workers coops (Broken Spoke, Greenprint, Transition by Design), housing coops (Dragonfly and Kindling), community initiatives (Oxford Circular Collective, Oxford Commons, Student Hubs, community energy) and foodies […]