The finding of inequality in the world

  • The gap between the north and the south is more and more accentuated.
  • The gap between poverty and richness/wealth keeps growing.
  • 7 out of 10 people live in those countries where the gap between poverty and richness/wealth is bigger than 30 years ago.
  • 1 out of 9 people starve every day and more than 1 billion of people live with less than 1.25$ every day.
  • At this pace, in 2016 1% of the richest people in the world will detain 50% of the richness/wealth of the planet.

Development of a social and solidarity-based economy (ESS)

  • Brazil : National Secretariat created in 2003; forum gathering around 22.000 companies; Information System (SIES).
  • Equator and Mexico : National legislation since 2011 and 2012.
  • Spain, Portugal, Belgium and France : National legislation.
  • Luxembourg : ESS Ministry.
  • Italy : 10 ESS regional regulations.
  • In Europe, ESS gathers more than 6% of the working population.

ESS can play a strategic role to achieve the objectives of a sustainable development and a decent life for everybody by/in 2030.

SSEDAS project aims to enhance the networks; the EES wants to play a key role in the global fight against poverty and in the promotion of a sustainable way of living.

logo europe logo our world our dignity our future

Testimonials

SSE in Czech Republic and example of one Czech SSE good practice

 Testimonial from our Czech Republic co-applicant: Markéta Vinkelhoferová, Project Corrdinator, Ecumenical Academy Prague (http://www.ekumakad.cz/)

Read more ...

Stay up to date

Receive the newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter
captcha 
Go to the top