The social and solidarity economy encompasses enterprises and organizations such as cooperatives, mutual benefit societies, associations, foundations and social enterprises, which have the specific feature of producing goods, services and knowledge while pursuing both economic and social aims and fostering solidarity.
The training activities of the Centre are designed to disseminate knowledge on strategies and tools to promote employment through the development of organizations in the social and solidarity economy. Particular attention is given to the development of cooperatives. The ILO considers cooperatives important for improving the living and working conditions of women and men globally, and for making essential infrastructure and services available even in areas neglected by the State and by investor-driven enterprises.
Known as the "ILO Social and Solidarity Economy Academy (SSE Academy)", this inter-regional training event has gathered together more than 500 practitioners and policy-makers from around the world, to share their experiences and meet leading SSE specialists. Read More
El objetivo del curso es capacitar a los participantes para diseñar planes estratégicos territoriales y proyectos específicos de desarrollo rural utilizando la metodología del marco lógico y prestando especial atención a la importancia de implicar a los actores locales en todas las fases del proceso. Read More
The objective of this training-of-trainers (TOT) course is to enable existing and potential managers of agricultural cooperatives to identify and address major challenges that are specific to cooperatives in market-oriented agricultural development. Read More
El curso está basado en el concepto del turismo como motor para la creación de actividades económicas y de empleo decente en las áreas rurales. Read More
16 October 2017 - 31 December 2017
Enrolment deadline: 15 September 2017
7th Edition of the Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy
Organised by the ILO and the International Training Center of the ILO in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the University of Costa Rica, the 7th Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy for employment creation and promotion of local development was held in San José, Costa Rica from 21 to 25 November 2016. Read More
World Food Day (WFD) at the Centre
World Food Day (WFD) is celebrated every year on 16 October to raise awareness on sustainable food production and to promote solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty, while drawing attention to achievements in agricultural development around the world. Read More