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Programme of the 10th anniversary of the International Forum of the Social and Solidarity Economy Entrepreneurs

aamazit | 14 October, 2015

For the Mont-Blanc Meetings (MBM) association, 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of its creation and the 7thedition of its International Forum of the Social and Solidarity Economy Entrepreneurs. From 26 to 28 November 2015 in the town of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France, the entrepreneurs and leaders of the social and solidarity economy from all around the world gathered around the central theme of human development of cities and territories, with always two objectives: to facilitate the co-construction of cross-border, cross-sector and cross-family projects between social and solidarity economy (SSE) enterprises, and demonstrate by example that the SSE makes it possible to do business differently, consistent with an overall objective of sustainable development. 500 entrepreneurs, leaders of the social and solidarity economy, practitioners, researchers and political and institutional leaders from all continents.

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PRE-EVENT (Hotel L'Alpina)

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 25th

9h30 - 18h Youth and Social and Solidarity Economy

16h30 - 18h30 "The future of the Indian Dialogue between cooperative banks and "social and solidarity economy": sharing values and paracticeswith other regions of the world  =>preparatory document<=

14h30 - 15h Property confiscated from the mafia

Afternoon Cameroon and Social and Solidarity Economy

Afternoon Arab countries and Social and Solidarity Economy

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INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF THE SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY ECONOMY ENTREPRENEURS

THURSDAY 26 NOVEMBER

8h - 9h Welcome – Registration

9h - 9h30 Opening Ceremony

Speakers:

Thierry Jeantet, President, The Mont-Blanc Meetings (MBM) – International Forum of the Social and Solidarity Economy Entrepreneurs, Co-secretariat of International Leading Group on SSE, France

Abdou Salam Fall, Sociologist, Director, Research laboratory on social and economic transformations (LARTES), Cheikh Anta Diop University, Chairman, Scientific Committee, MBM, Senegal

 

9h30 - 10h30 Plenary session:

- “SSE, Cities and Territories” 

Speakers:

Yeon Sook Eom, Director General, Seoul Metropolitain Government, South Korea

Monique Vallée, Responsible for social and community development and homelessness, responsible for social and solidarity economy, GSEF2016 program manager, City of Montréal, Quebec

Pauline Effa, President, France-Africa Partnership for the Co-Development (PFAC), Cameroon

Moderator: Jean-Philippe Poulnot, Director of political partnerships, UP Group, President, UP Groupe Foundation, Vice-president, MBM, Co-secretariat of the Leading Group on SSE,  France

 

- International Leading Group on Social and Solidarity Economy

Speakers:

Olivier Brochenin, Assistant Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Co-Secretariat of the Leading Group on SSE, France

Mercedes Peñas, First Lady, Costa Rica

Moderator: Jean-Philippe Poulnot, Director of political partnerships, UP Group, President, UP Groupe Foundation, Vice-president, MBM, Co-secretariat of the Leading Group on SSE,  France

 

Coffee Break

10h45 - 11h25 Panel Habitat III

Speakers:

Mansour Tall, UN Habitat Programme Manager for Senegal and Cape Verde, UN-Habitat, Senegal

Nicolas Cruz Tineo, President, IDEAC, Dominican Republic

Melvin Rillo, Consultant, Mayor Office, Quezon City, Philippines

Moderator : Carlos de Freitas, Director of Programs, Global Fund for Cities Development (FMDV), France

 

 

11h30 - 12h10 Panel Climate

Speakers:

Luc Moreau, Glaciologist, CNRS Associate member, World Mountain People Association, France

Jairam Ramesh, President, Committee of commitment, Former Minister of Environment and Forests, India*

Elizabeth Peredo, Director, Trenzando Ilusiones, Bolivia

Denis Leclerc, President, Ecotech Québec, Quebec

Sécou Sarr, Director, Enda Energy, Senegal

Moderator : Yasy Morales, Professor of Sociology, University of Costa Rica, Treasurer, Aq’ab’al, Board Member, MBM, Costa Rica

 

 

12h15 - 12h55 Panel Financing for Development

Speakers:

Welmer Ramos González, Minister of the Economy, Industry and Trade, Costa Rica

Balasubraminian Iyer, Regional Director – Asia and Pacific, International Cooperative Alliance (ICA), India*

Benoît Lallemand, Head of Strategic Development and Operations, Finance Watch, France

António Tomás Correia, President, Montepio Geral, Portugal*

Moderator : Nicole Alix, Secretary of the Board, MBM, France

 

LUNCH

 

14h - 15h30 Parallel workshop sessions – Part 1 – Discussions

16h30-17h3Parallel workshop sessions – Part 2 – Recommendations

 

- Axis 1.1: Financing of cities and territories, food sovereignty, climate change How does SSE mobilize and generate resources for territorial development?

Speakers:

Myriam Matray, Doctor of Economics, CNRS, France

Alfonso Cotera Fretel, Executive Director, Fair Trade and Ethical Consumption Peruvian Network, Peru

Dillepbhai Nanubhai Sanghani, President, National Federation of State Cooperative Banks (NAFSCOB), India

Christiane Bouchart, President, Network of social economy territories (RTES), France

Milder Villegas, President, International Association of Investors in Social Economy (INAISE), Quebec

Moderator: Luis Emilio Cuenca, Administrator, Banco Popular and Communal Development, research professor in management, Costa Rica et Mansour Tall, , Director of Habitat III program in West Africa, UN-Habitat, Senegal

 

 

- Axis 2.1: SSE for social inclusion, for social, gender and environmental justice and for equitable development policies - How to stimulate responsible collective and social entrepreneurship and to enhance bottom-up participation so as to reduce inequalities?

Speakers:

Abdul Awal, Chief Coordinator, Noakhali Rural Development Society (NRDS), Bangladesh

Hélène Rama Niang, President, Women's Health Education Culture and Development in Africa, Senegal

Ali Boussoffara, President, Network of Associations of Solidarity Economy, Tunisia*

Catherine Bodet, Co-manager, La Manufacture coopérative, France

Jorge de Sá, Vice-President, International Centre of Research and Information on the Public, Social and Cooperative Economy (CIRIEC International and CIRIEC Portugal), Portugal

Isabel Heck, Researcher in the community, the Word of excluded, Québec

Moderator: Sudha Reddy, Director, Eco Foundation for Sustainable Alternatives, Inde et Jean Fabre, Former Deputy Director, UNDP, Member of the Scientific Committee, MBM, Suisse

 

 

- Axis 3.1: Governance and transformations of the entrepreneurship models: culture and development, technical and social innovations, forms of employment, digital technologies, public policies - SSE: how are entrepreneurship modes transformed and valued? What are the new paradigms of cooperation?

Speakers:

Benjamin Coriat, Economist, Board member, the Appalled Economists, France

Juan Gerardo Dominguez, President, Mexican Confederation of Cooperatives for Social Emancipation, Mexico

Khaldoun Al Agha, Co-founder and CEO, Green Communications, France

Guido Smorto, Professor of Comparative Law, University of Palermo, Italy

Moderator David Hiez, Professor of Law at the University of Luxembourg and Hajime Imamura, Professor, University of Toyo, Vice-President, CIRIEC International, Japan

 

 

Coffee Break

16h-16h20 Project Pitches : presentation of a SSE project in the world

Coffee break

18h-18h30 Conclusions of the 1st day – Reporting of the workshops

18h30-19h AI2L Award Ceremony

DINNER

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FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER

9h-10h30 Parallel workshop sessions – Part 1 – Discussions

11h20-12h30 Parallel workshop sessions – Part 2 – Recommendations

 

- Axis 1.2: Financing of cities and territories, food sovereignty, climate change - The challenges of climate change - how does SSE help tackle them in order to build sustainable human settlements?

Speakers:

André Beaudoin, Secretary General, Union of Agricultural Producers - International Development, Quebec

Mathieu Richard, President, Enercoop, France

Judith Hitchmann, Advocacy Officer, Urgenci / RIPESS, Ireland

Alba Ochoa, Executive Director, Red de Comercialización Comunitaria Alternativa (RED-COMAL), Honduras

Jean-François Fillaut, Manager, ESPERE, Senegal

Moderator : Luis Emilio Cuenca, Administrator, Banco Popular and Communal Development, Research professor in management, Costa Rica and Mansour Tall, Director of Habitat III program in West Africa, UN-Habitat, Senegal

 

 

- Axis 2.2: SSE for social inclusion, for social, gender and environmental justice and for equitable development policies - Provide an urban inclusion framework through SSE: how to build sustainable cities?

Speakers:

Louiza Boukharaeva, Associate Research, Ladyss, Professor, Federal University of Kazan, Russia

Augustin Tamba, Mayor of Yaoundé VII, Cameroon

Moncef Fenniche, President, National Union of Mutual (UNAM), Tunisia *

Natalia Quiroga Diaz, Economist and Social anthropologist, National University of General Sarmiento, Argentina

Marc Bieler, Secretary General, Chamber of SSE, Switzerland

Moderator : Sudha Reddy, Director, Eco Foundation for Sustainable Alternatives, Inde et Jean Fabre, Former Deputy Director, UNDP, Member of the Scientific Committee, MBM, Suisse

 

- Axis 3.2: Governance and transformations of the entrepreneurship models: culture and development, technical and social innovations, forms of employment, digital technologies, public policies - What would the new policies for change look like?

Speakers:

Edward Mayo, Secretary General, Co-operatives UK, United Kingdom

Abdelkrim Azenfar, Director, Office for Development and Cooperation (ODCO), Morocco

Claire Bolduc, President, Rural Solidarity Quebec, Quebec

Alice Van der Elstraeten, Liaison office of Food and Agriculture Organization, Belgique

Ibrahima Ndour, Executive Secretary, Pan African Cooperative Conference, Cameroon

Kesner Pharel, CEO of Group Croissance, Haïti

Moderator : David Hiez, Professor of Law at the University of Luxembourg and Hajime Imamura, Professor, University of Toyo, Vice-President, CIRIEC International, Japan

 

Coffee Break

11h-11h20 Project Pitches

LUNCH

14h30-16h Plenary Session

- Leading Group,

Speakers:

Annick Girardin, Minister of State for Development and Francophony, Co-secretariat of the Leading Group on SSE, France*

Thierry Jeantet, President, MBM, Co-secretariat of the International Leading Group on SSE, France

Mercedes Peñas, First Lady, Costa Rica

Nicolas Schmit, Minister of Labour, Employment and Social and Solidarity Economy, Luxembourg

Laurent Serge Etoundi Ngoa, Minister for SMEs, the social economy and handicrafts, Cameroon

Yatma Mody Ndiaye, Director of Cabinet, Ministry of microfinance and solidarity economy, Senegal

Michel Catinat, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Head of the F2 Unit - Clusters, Social Economy and Entrepreneurship, European Commission

Elisa Torrenegra, President, Gestarsalud, Colombia

Pascal van Griethuysen, Coordinator, Sustainable Development Programme, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Switzerland

Modérator: Gérald Larose, President, Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins, Vice-President, MBM, Québec

 

16h-16h45 Focus on Young Social and Solidarity Economy Entrepreneurs

Coffee Break

17h-19h Plenary Session Social Economy Europe

17h-17h15 Welcome and opening remarks

Thierry Jeantet, President, The Mont-Blanc Meetings (MBM) – the International Forum of the Social and Solidarity Economy Entrepreneurs, Co-secretariat of International Leading Group of SSE, France

Enterprises and organizations of the Social Economy: a structural solution to the economic crisis, the foundation of the European Social Model

Speakers:

Nicolas Schmit, Minister of Labour, Employment and Social and Solidarity Economy, Luxembourg

Michel Catinat, Head of Unit Clusters, Social Economy and Entrepreneurship, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs of the European Commission

Emmanuel Verny, Delegate-General, French Chamber of Social and Solidarity Economy, France

Alain Arnaud, President, CIRIEC - International, France

Thierry Legay, Parliamentary assistant to Marie-Christine Vergiat MEP (GUE/NGL, FR) and Co, President of the Social Economy Intergroup

Juan Peris Mencheta, Parliamentary assistant to Miguel Urbàn MEP (GUE/NGL, ES)

Moderator :  Danaë Desplanques, Deputy Delegate General at Education and Solidarity Network

18h20-18h35 Questions and answers
18h35-18h50 Closing conclusions

Alain Coheur, President, Social Economy Europe, Belgique
 

17h-19h Project Place hold-ups (brainstorming to find solutions to problems faced by SSE entrepreneurs). For the project holders wishing to benefit from it, contact us !

DINNER

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SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER

9h30-10h Synthesis Plenary Session 

Speakers:

Abdou Salam Fall, Sociologist, Director, Research Laboratory on social and economic transformations (LARTES), Cheikh Anta Diop University, Chairman, Scientific Committee, MBM, Senegal

Sudha Reddy, Director, Eco Foundation for Sustainable Alternatives, Inde

 

10h15-11h30 Declarations of commitments

- Declaration of commitments Launch of the International Network of Parliamentarians on SSE :

Speakers:

Victor Hugo Morales, President, Legislative Assembly Commission on Social and Solidarity Economy, Costa Rica

Jean-René Marsac, MP, lle-et-Vilaine (Brittany region), France

- Launch of the international network of Accorderies :

Speakers:

Pascale Caron, President, Network of Accorderies, France

Patrice Rodriguez, President, Network of Accorderies, France

- Partnership Agreement ICBA-RMB-NAFSCOB

Speaker:

Bhima Subrahmanyam, Managing Dicrector, NAFSCOB, Inde

 

- Declaration on Public-Private-SSE partners

Speaker:

Nicole Alix, Secretary of the Board, MBM, France

 

- Closing month of the Social and Solidarity Economy :

Speakers:

Jean-Louis Cabrespines, President, National Council of Social Economy Regional Chambers. France

 

Coffee Break

11h-12h30 Closing Ceremony

Speakers:

Martine Pinville, Minister of State for Commerce, Small-Scale Industry, Consumer Affairs and the Social and Solidarity Economy, Co-secretariat of the International Leading Group on SSE, France*
Bernard Soulage, Vice-president, Rhône-Alpes Region, France

Thierry Jeantet, President, The Mont-Blanc Meetings (MBM) –International Forum of the Social and Solidarity Economy Entrepreneurs, Co-secretariat of the International Leading Group of SSE, France

 

LUNCH

Thematic excursion in the afternoon

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