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01.06.2018

KISS project visited Athens (Greece) from 26 May to 1 June for the international training course for developing competencies on social sustainability, entitled “Sustain your SSE initiative and organization”. The trainers Sylvain Abrial (Kaléido’Scop, St. Etienne) and Martin Habiague (Mescladis, Barcelona) accompanied the participants in the demanding journey of analyzing our own SSE initiatives and projects through the lenses of sustainability: democr...

27.03.2018

Amazing people full of energy and enthusiasm were gathered and exchanged knowledge and expertise on SSE. During the week, we visited some of the most interesting projects, cooperatives and solidarity initiatives of Athens. We understood the importance of Sydagma Square Movement (May 2011) as it was the starting point of many SSE projects. We visited Plato's Academy Park where European Village is based. Although this is the place where Plato the famous...

27.03.2018

For one week, Kaléido’scop had a partnership with the University Jean-Monnet and MIFE Loire sud, so Spanish, Italian and Greek actors, who do projects related to social and solidarity economy (ESS) within the European project “KISS” (“Key is social sustainability”), were invited. The main objective of this project was to explore the conditions of permanence of ESS projects in Italy, Spain, Greece and France. Sylvain Abrial, working as a training offic...

27.02.2018

After the study visits left to do in Italy and Greece, the KISS project enters its final stage: a Training Course, in Athens from May 26th to June 1st, with the aim of training in skills for social sustainability initiatives and Social and Solidarity Economy, and a final seminar, in Saint-Etienne from July 8th to July 13th, where the both theoretical and practical journey will be brought to closure with the results of governance, cooperation and netwo...

14.02.2018

Next week will take place the second event of this project: a new study visit on a series of international activities. The one organised in France will verse on cooperation between public and private sectors and networking between SSE actors as the key for social sustainability. More than 20 organisations and initiatives will be involved and analysed in this second international activity of the KISS project. Some of the topics that will be tackled in...

25.01.2018

Last week Nexes hosted the first study visit of the project, that took place in Barcelona. During this visit, the different working groups formed by peers from France, Italy and Greece undertook a research on good practices on social and solidarity economy initiatives nurtured with ideas and insights about social sustainability.

Both as the coordinator organisation and individually as a group, we could not be happier with the results: the feedback from...

20.12.2017

"Last December 18th took place the official launching at a local level (Barcelona) of the Project "KISS - the key is in social sustainability". The project will host several study visits and a final seminar on initiatives in Social and Solidarity Economy, solidarity networks, professionals and similar activists at European level of all participating countries: Greece, Italy, France and Spain. All participants and the organizations involved in the proc...

23.11.2017

"KISS - the Key Is Social Sustainability" is entering a new phase: soon we will be launching the call for the first study visit of our research on good practices on social and solidarity economy initiatives in partnership with french, italian, greek and spanish organisations in order to exchange with peers ideas and insights about social sustainability. The first stop will take place in Barcelona where more than 10 organisations and their representati...

16.10.2017

We recently launched the project "KISS: the key to social sustainability", funded by the European Commission and coordinated by Nexes working with an international partnership of agencies and institutions from France, Greece, Italy and Spain. The kick-off meeting lasted 3 days and it outlined the interventions and actions that will be undertaken at both local and international level in the upcoming months.

The project aims to contribute in promoting th...

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