Published on26/11/2019by: redazione

Social and solidarity economy, from Trento 30 recommendations for policy and research

The discussion about the study conducted by Euricse during the three-day conference organized by ILO

From 18th to 21st of November, a hundred experts on SSE from 26 States gathered in Mezzocorona (Trento) for the international conference “The SSE Momentum: finance for inclusion and the future of work. During 18 hours of plenary and parallel sessions, researchers, practitioners and representatives from governments and international organizations reflected on key drivers and trends, decent work and financial resources. On the last day, the final recommendations were presented to a high-level panel composed by government delegates from France, Luxembourg and Tunisia, the Latvian welfare minister and the chief secretary of the Italian Labour Ministry, Francesco Marsico. On 22nd and 23rd November there was the meeting of the UN Inter-agency Task force on social and solidarity economy (UNTFSSE) in Trento.

During the international conference “The SSE Momentum: Finance for Inclusion and the Future of Work”, ILO presented two ambitious, large-scale research projects involving 15 countries on 4 continents. “Contribution of the Social and Solidarity Economy and of Social Finance to the Future of Work”, conducted by HIVA and sponsored by the Government of France, and “Financial Mechanisms for Innovative Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems”, conducted by EURICSE and sponsored by the Government of Luxemburg were at the center of the participants’ debate.


The Director of the Enterprise Department at the ILO, Vic van Vuuren

On the last day of the conference, the outcomes of the sessions were condensed into a document that was presented and discussed by a high-level panel of experts and policy makers from national governments and international organizations, moderated by the Director of the Enterprise Department at the ILO, Vic van Vuuren.

The UN Inter-agency Task force on social and solidarity economy (UNTFSSE)

The conference in numbers

186 ILO Country members

100 people invited between researchers, policymakers, and SSE experts and practitioners from all over the world

35 speakers

30 members of UNSSE

30 recommendations for policy and research

26 participants’ countries of origin (10 European, 16 extra-European)

18 hours of conference in three languages (Italian, French and English)

9 parallel sessions, 4 plenary sessions, 1 group work and 1 high-level panel