Mar 5 / admin

2011 International Forum on the Social and Solidarity Economy

We would like to inform you that the 2011 INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON THE SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY ECONOMY will take place from the 17TH TO 20TH OCTOBER 2011 at the Palais des Congrès in MONTRÉAL, Québec (Canada). The central theme of this international meeting will be the need for a dialogue between government and civil society in order to develop public policies for the social economy.

Quebec is proud to host this event, which will highlight the strength of the social and solidarity economy throughout the world, the diversity of its experiences and the innovative character of its enterprises, as well as the numerous partnerships that have been built between public organizations and civil society.

This event is organized by the Chantier de l’économie sociale, in partnership with the Government of Quebec and the City of Montreal. It will bring together the key players of the social and solidarity economy (organizations and support networks, researchers, NGOs, government representatives, civil society organizations and social movements) from over 40 countries in the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia.

The program of the Forum will be available online in February 2011, at which point the registration process will also be opened. For a more detailed description of the contents of the Forum, please refer to the description attached or visit the Forum website:

If you are interested in this event, and would like to be kept informed of future developments surrounding it, we invite you to contact us directly at


Le Chantier de l’économie sociale