UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (TFSSE)

The UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (TFSSE) aims to raise the visibility of debates about Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) within the UN system and beyond. The members and observers of the Task Force have committed to undertake collaborative activities to:

  • enhance the recognition of the role of SSE enterprises and organizations in sustainable development;
  • promote knowledge of SSE and consolidate SSE networks;
  • support the establishment of an enabling institutional and policy environment for SSE;
  • ensure coordination of international efforts, and create and strengthen partnerships.

The work of the Task Force takes the form of joint initiatives among members: producing reports and briefs, organizing events related to SSE in connection with relevant UN processes and conferences, and creating partnerships and dialogues with governmental and civil society entities.

CIRIEC is one of the observers of the Task Force since October 2018. Others members and observers

More info on UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (TFSSE) HERE

Publication of UNTFSSE HERE

AUGUST 2021- 3 New UNTFSSE Working Papers by CIRIEC’ Authors in FREE ACCESS

These publications will be presented during the 8th  CIRIEC INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL ECONOMY in San José (COSTA RICA) from 08 to 10 September 2021.

  1. Producing Statistics on Social and Solidarity Economy: The State of the Art / Marie J. Bouchard, Gabriel Salathé-Beaulieu, 2021
  2. Mapping International SSE Mapping Exercises / Coline Compère, Barbara Sak, Jérôme Schoenmaeckers, 2021
  3. Producing Statistics on Social and Solidarity Economy: Policy Recommendations and Directions for Future Research / Rafael Chaves-Avila, 2021

News – June 2020

UNRISD set up a Knowledge Hub Advisory Group composed of two members and two observers of the UNTFSSE of which CIRIEC. CIRIEC has been selected (2020-22) for its ability and contributions to the Knowledge Hub’s activities, and for its capacity to leverage its network for collaboration in communication.
The knowledge Hub currently runs 2 projects:

  • The SSE Encyclopedia aims to provide policymakers and academics with a comprehensive reference tool on social and solidarity economy (SSE). Barbara Sak, representing CIRIEC, has been nominated to the Editorial Committee.
    A call for submissions for this SSE Encyclopedia project will be announced in autumn 2020.

    • 1st meeting (9 July 2020): summary HERE
  • Mapping systematic data and statistics on SSE, is coordinated by Marie J. Bouchard with the active involvement of Rafael Chaves and the secretariat of CIRIEC (incl. its Documentation Centre based in Liège). After the Expert Workshop in November 2019, 3 Working Papers will be produced by the end of 2020.

What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy?

This event was part of a series of conferences resulting from the Call for Papers “Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy?” which was launched by UNRISD in 2018 and co-organized with the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) .

Identify and mobilize research from different regions and territories by critically examining the role of SSE in implementing SDGs is the objective.

SPECIAL SESSION organized by CIRIEC, ICA (International Cooperative Alliance), and SSE Forum International

Examples from India, Brazil and Spain
(Geneva, 25 June 2019)