* Morning – Theme 1: Global Vision
In the morning
, all forum participants will be involved in crafting a Global Vision of SSE.
Theme 1: Global Vision
This Theme debates the basic principles that define SSE world-wide, and will serve as reference for Ripess'comprehension of SSE. Both viewpoints that are consensual or divergent (i.e. showing different perspectives on SSE)should be highlighted. The idea is that a basic document developed by the continental networks during the year couldserve as a reference for debate, besides the concrete initiatives that will be discussed in the workgroups.
Questions/Issues of this Theme:
Governance structures for SSE
Values of SSE that set it apart from neoliberal market oriented economy
Social development services provided by SSE and ecological conservation services
Prior to the Forum, the continental networks of RIPESS will initiate discussions on the global vision of SSE.Formulations of the global SSE vision will then be gathered and submitted to the respective RIPESS Boardmembers, who in turn will review the vision formulations. RIPESS Board members will then select what may be deemed as sound formulations of the global SSE vision and submit these to the Executive Coordinator of RIPESS. The RIPESS Global Forum 2013 participants will collectively review all the submissions and selectwhat they may deem as the best or most appropriate formulation of the global SSE vision.To build a common formulation, one possible methodology is the following: Forum participants will work insmall groups (organized by table) to formulate their respective global SSE vision. Finally, Forum participantsas a whole will decide (by casting votes) on the ‘best’ or ‘most appropriate’ formulation of the SSE globalvision. To establish collectively the consents and divergences on the global vision, other methodologies should be used.
* Afternoon – Themes 2, 3 and 4
In the afternoon
, the Forum participants will be divided into three workgroups which will treat the remainingthree themes: 2) SSE Experiences in the Territories; 3) Global Networking and Organizing; and 4)Communication and Visibility of SSE.Questions and issues to be treated in each Theme follow below:
Theme 2: SSE Experiences in the Territories
This group will be focused on the ways that the existing initiatives of SSE do their economic activities and their integration ineconomic networks and supply-chains. In this Theme, territoriality and sustainable development is a key aspect that should be present transversally in the discussions.
Questions/Issues of this Theme:
What actions/ innovations are being undertaken by SSE to link/connect (ethical) producers and (ethical) consumers? How tomake further advances in this aspect?
What actions/innovations are being undertaken by SSE to link/ connect (ethical) production and solidarity/social finance?How to make further advances in this aspect?
What concrete actions/ innovations are being undertaken by SSE to create an alternative market for SSE products andservices at the local, national, and international levels? How to make further advances in this aspect?
What actions/innovations are being undertaken by SSE contributing to territorial development? How to make further advances in this aspect?