Before the start of the UNIVERSSE2017 4th Solidarity economy congress in Athens (9-11 June 2017), The 6th General Assembly Meeting of the RIPESS Europe (Solidarity Economy Europe network) took place.
Commons.fi has for one year been a member of the network. During the meeting 5 new members joined the network from Bulgaria (Ideas Factory), Czech Republic (Ecumenic Academy of Prague), Greece (DOCK – Solidarity Economy Zone and Biocamp) and Portugal (RedPES).
As mentioned in RIPESS Activity Report 2016, Commons.fi has been involved in RIPESS’ strategy point of ”Convergences”, with regards to solidarity economy and commons strands. This refers in practice to the fact that Commons.fi members participated in the Solidarity economy and Commons policy co-writing as part of the European Commons Assembly process.