Building a Democratic Economy for a Just Transition - CivSocDays 2022 Workshop - REGISTRATIONS OPEN!

Together with Social Economy Europe (SEE), Cooperatives Europe, European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and in cooperation with the EESC's Sustainable Development Observatory (SDO), SOLIDAR is organising an online workshop on a democratic economy and Just Transition as part of the EESC Civil Society Days 2022


Online, 16 March 2022 @ 14:00 - 16:00 CET

To achieve the objective of reducing EU greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 and to reach climate neutrality by 2050, it is both urgent and vital to take fast, bold and transformative action at all levels of society, in all sectors and in every region of the European continent. This transition or transformation starts with re-shaping our economies to be more socially just, democratic, equal, diverse, collaborative, circular and sustainable. A socio-ecological well-being economy, in which the well-being of people and the planet, and not the pursuit of profit, constitutes the framework for all policies, is a precondition for a socially and gender just and fair transition to climate neutrality. In this sense, social economy enterprises and organisations – such as cooperatives, mutuals, associations, foundations and social enterprises –, as well as trade unions and social movements are already providing collective and citizen-led solutions to the climate emergency and for the ecological transition. But how do we achieve this? What kind of economy and alliances exactly do we need? This workshop will tackle these (and other) questions.

This workshop is addressed mainly to civil society, citizens, entrepreneurs, change-makers, trade unions, foundations, etc. who wish to join forces to truly achieve an economy that works for people and the planet, making sure that Europe leads the green and digital transitions, leaving no one behind, and ensuring that citizens actively participate in the transitions and can be supported by the EU institutions and other public authorities. 

This workshop aims to:

  1. build meaningful alliances of diverse stakeholders aiming to achieve a just transition (including stakeholders from other regions of the world); 
  2. find concrete ways to cooperate and join forces; 
  3. showcase citizens-led and inclusive solutions to the climate and environmental crisis;
  4. explore ways to scale up these solutions and establish cooperation with EU institutions.

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