The case studies presented here were gathered in the context of a call for papers and are meant to complement The Social and Solidarity Economy: From the Margins to the Mainstream programme. They are a source of knowledge and lessons providing new perspectives on the issues of legal frameworks, social impact measurement, internationalisation and gender. Several case studies also provide concrete examples of the social and solidarity economy’s contributions and resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic. The case studies, which were contributed by social economy experts, researchers, policy makers and practitioners, reflect diverse actions and approaches that can help shape the international policy debate on social and solidarity economy development and visibility.
We extend our gratitude to the authors for bringing their views to this important discussion.
These papers were prepared by the authors in the framework of OECD Global Action “Promoting Social & Solidarity Ecosystems”. The opinions and arguments expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the OECD or its member countries nor can they in any way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union.