St Etienne – Final Event and Tatou Juste Fair

The project “ISSE – Community Works!” is about to conclude, after almost two years, with the final event that is taking place in St. Etienne (France) on 24-27 November 2016.

The event will gather more than 30 international participants from Italy, Greece, Spain and the UK, and dozens of representatives from French initiatives of Social and Solidarity Economy and the academic field. It is organized by the French project partner Kaleido’Scop in cooperation with the MIFE Loire Sud and the University Jean Monnet of Saint-Etienne, and is realized also thanks to the extra financial support of the French National Agency through Erasmus+ programme and funding from the Region Auvergne – Rhône Alpes, Saint-Etienne Métropole and the university Lyon-Saint-Etienne. (Event Programme).

During the final event, the international group of participants will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the different products of “ISSE-Community Works!” project (ISSE products) by testing them and providing feedback on their usability in different social and working contexts. Apart from discussing about the different forms and understanding of Social and Solidarity Economy in their countries and realities, they will also participate to the interactive debate “SSE in Europe nowadays: tools, initiatives, experimentations” with invited speakers and local guests from the academic field (e.g Bertrand Lordon, university professor in economy and Philippe Vial, professor in SSE).

An important moment of the event will be the day of Saturday 26th November, when ISSE activities will be integrated in the programme of Tatou Juste fair (, an annual event that has reached its 11th edition and usually gathers thousands of visitors from Saint Etienne region active in different fields of SSE: food, culture, employment, financing, clothing, housing, education etc.  ISSE participants will contribute to organize a stand, several workshops on ISSE Training Modules and a radio debate, for the visitors of the fair.

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All the final products of “ISSE – Community Works!” project, including the latest Training Modules on SSE for young people and ISSE online game, that will be presented in Saint Etienne, will be soon available on this website.

During the days prior to the Event, the partners of ISSE project (Partners) will have a final meeting to prepare the event, evaluate the overall project and discuss about joint follow-up initiatives to increase the impact of ISSE on local and international level.