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RIPESS (Réseau intercontinental de promotion de l'économie sociale solidaire)

Publication date: 2014
Keywords: economy, solidarity, sustainable development

RIPESS is the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of the Social Solidarity Economy, which connects social and solidarity economy networks throughout the world. As a network of networks, it brings together continental networks, that in turn bring together national and sector networks, serving as a communication and tool platform for the Solidarity Economy. RIPESS organizes global forums every four years.


Relevance for TRANSIT

The network represents the particular social innovation aim towards a fair and equitable economy; an economy in which planet and people are put centre stage.


Social Innovation Initiatives in the Critical Turning Points-database

RIPESS/ APRES-GE (Switzerland)

RIPESS/ Ecocitrus (Brazil)

RIPESS/ Groupe Terre (Belgium)



Social Innovation Initiatives studied in-depth

RIPESS/ VOSEC (Belgium) 




Pel, B. and Dumitru, A. (2015) Transformative social innovation narrative of RIPESS. TRANSIT: EU SSH.2013.3.2-1 Grant agreement no: 613169

Pel, B., Lema-Blanco, I. & Dumitru, A. (2017), RIPESS; WP4 case study report, TRANSIT. TRANSIT: EU SSH.2013.3.2-1 Grant agreement no: 613169 

Research Coordination: ULBBonno Pel and Adina Dumitru 

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