Member since: 
September 2016

The Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social Solidarity Economy (RIPESS) is a network of continental networks that connects social solidarity economy networks throughout the world.

The continental networks (RIPESS-LAC, RIPESS-EU, RIPESS-NA, RAESS and ASEC) in turn bring together national and sectoral networks. RIPESS believes in the importance of global solidarity in order to build and strengthen an economy that puts people and the planet front and center.

From Lima (1997) to Quebec (2001), from Dakar (2005) to Luxembourg (2009) and Manila (2013), RIPESS organizes global forums every four years and is a nexus for learning, information sharing and international collaboration.


RIPESS’ mission is to build and promote the social solidarity economy (SSE), which takes into account the social and ethical dimension in all its economic activities.
Thus the SSE aims to produce, exchange and consume goods and services that answer the economic and social needs of the local and international communities.