Initiatives on Social and Solidarity Economy- ISSE

ISSE GAME is a part of a compendium of Initiatives on Social and Solidarity Economy (ISSE) – Community Works, a cooperation project geared towards identifying approaches, strategies and tools to promote the awareness, know-how, development and dissemination of the Social and Solidarity Economy.

The game, designed to promote the knowledge of SSE on a large scale, is designed as an economic simulation game in which players have to make decisions to achieve a final goal (either managing capital, creating a company or even managing their domestic economy), but as they make those decisions the game is showing the consequences they generate in the social environment and possible alternatives.

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KISS: the Key Is Social Sustainability

The project aims to contribute in promoting the sustainability of the initiatives of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) between its current actors and those young people who want to enter the sector. One of the major challenges faced by associations, cooperatives and other initiatives of the SSE, as well as those young social entrepreneurs, is the high dependence of their initiatives from public subsidies. This lack of sustainability (economic, but also social, environmental, of labor and political) conditions and makes them more vulnerable.

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Watch some interviews of the participants:  

Martha: techology cooperative- Jamgo (Spain)

Nicole: VIOME cooperative (Greece)

Mireille: Jean Monnet University (France)



Nexes is carrying out training for multipliers within the framework of the TERO- “Territoires Engagés pour la Résilience des Oasis” project for the mobilization of young people for the resilience to climate change in the three countries (Tunisia, Morocco and Mauritania) with our partner “France Volontaires”. 

The project aims at strengthening local communities’ resilience to climate change risks, by involving young local volunteers, who will be eventually supported by EU Aid Volunteers in future projects. The project adds a volunteering dimension to an existing technical project for oasis preservation, PACO, that gathers 4 out of the 6 partners.

In order to build resilience, partners from 3 different countries in North Africa, will first reinforce their capacities in involving volunteers (local and international) in their projects, activities and governance. Through networking activities, they will create synergies with local youth and volunteering organizations, aiming at recruiting and involving local young leaders. Partners will then transfer technical expertise to these local volunteers, through trainings and workshops on disaster risks reduction regarding needs they have identified locally (desertification, soil salinization, fire, early warning systems). These volunteers will become the best relays to reach local oasian communities and raise awareness on preventive actions and citizens involvement to combat climate change impacts.

The 3 European organizations will learn on climate change impacts and eventually raise awareness within European countries – especially among young European citizens on volunteering for climate resilience. They will support third countries partners in preparation for certification as “hosting organizations”.

1st training – Tunisia
(13/09 to 18/09/2018)
2nd training – Mauritania
(15/10 to 19/10/2018)
3rd training – Morocco
(23/11 to 26/11/2018)