Institutional representation


ENSIE recognises the value of being part of a network. Therefore, it has itself an institutional representation in the following European and international organisations:


The largest platform of European rights and value-based NGOs working in the social sector. Social Platform aims to promote social justice, equality and participatory democracy by voicing the concerns of member organisations.

SOCIAL ECONOMY EUROPE  is the EU-level representative institution for the social economy and aims to promote the social and economic input of the social economy enterprises and organisations, to promote the role and values of social economy actors in Europe and to reinforce the political and legal recognition of the social economy and of cooperatives, mutual societies, associations and foundations at EU level.

RIPESS Network  - Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social Solidarity Economy

Once upon a time... in 1997 in Lima, Peru, a group of activists, proponents of socio-economic alternatives, researchers and trade unionists, had an intuitive idea, something prophetic at the time since it was ages before the launch of the World Social Forum. They organised a network that then became the International Network for the Promotion of the Social Solidarity Economy (RIPESS). Since then, this event has continued to take place every four years, alternating its venue between the North and the South, with an increasing participation of SSE networks from throughout the world (Latin America, North America, Africa, Asia, Europe).