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An association born from the Mont-Blanc Meetings

SSE International Forum promotes Social and Solidarity Economy within a pluralistic economy and on all continents. For over 10 years, this international network has proved to be a real think tank in three fields of action:

  • SSE leaders and major players, because sharing and the willingness to build together are at the core of this model;

  • sustainable and inclusive projects, because field initiatives provide clear evidence of SSE’s social, civic, environmental and economic efficiency;

  • policies and agendas for SSE, because stronger international acknowledgement will further develop this efficient and resilient model on all continents.

Initiator and permanent vice-secretary of the International leading group on Social and Solidarity Economy (ILGSSE), SSE International Forum is accredited by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and an observing member within the UN inter-agencies Task Force on SSE (UNTFSSE).


Since its creation, the association brings together SSE leaders and actors to encourage the exchange of good practices, debate on major international issues and the co-creation of innovative solutions. SSE International Forum organizes a biennial forum of SSE leaders and takes part in numerous national and international meetings.


The recognition of SSE will also come from the promotion of its concrete initiatives which are clear evidence of SSE’s social, civic, environmental and economic efficiency. It also proves that SSE provide sustainable and inclusive solutions. Therefore, SSE International Forum has developed an international Project Place – a space imagined to facilitate meetings, discussions and co-creation of projects between SSE actors throughout the world – and an Initiative Report, a kaleidoscope of concrete experiences which shows the reality and meaning of this other economic model.



With the special consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), SSE International Forum intervenes in parallel of major international meetings to promote SSE. Thus, the association impelled the creation of an international Leading Group of which it holds the permanent co-secretariat and is an observer member of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on SSE.

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SSE International Forum

54 avenue de Clichy
75018 Paris, France

Tél. : +33 (0)9 67 13 00 56