MedRiSSE
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay
Replicable Innovations of SSE in the provision of services and creation of decent jobs in the post covid-19 crisis recovery

About the project

Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) organizations have demonstrated the ability to provide high quality and stable jobs, to expand into new sectors and to innovate in response to social needs. This is the case in Italy where the number of jobs in the social economy has increased thanks to policies supporting social enterprises. Spain is undergoing effective regulatory process while in Tunisia, the Assembly of the Representatives of the People adopted the bill on SSE on 17th June 2020. Palestine and Jordan are currently undergoing a national reform to regulate SSE. Partners from these countries, who were involved in different ENI CBC MED projects tackling social inclusion, want to upscale the results of these projects to enable the co-production of municipal services with local SSE agents. It also wants to continue the communication and policy dialogue initiated by the 5 capitalized projects to keep advocating for legal and institutional reforms and policy innovations aimed at supporting emerging sectors of SSE, as well as the concepts of “co-production” and “social economy".

Key information

MedRiSSE
Replicable Innovations of SSE in the provision of services and creation of decent jobs in the post covid-19 crisis recovery
A.3 Promotion of social inclusion and the fight against poverty
A.3.2 Social and solidarity economy
Spain, Palestine, Italy, Jordan, Tunisia

Financial data

1.1 million
Total budget
0.9 million
EU contribution
%
10%
Project co-financing

Highlights

Project in numbers

8
Partners
5
Countries
7
Technical outputs

Project duration

Start date
End date

Partnership

News

Events

Library

Project outputs

Documents

Videos

Objective

To promote the co-production of social policies to fight poverty, inequality, social exclusion and environmental unsustainability in the Mediterranean through developing SSE innovations and a joint framework approach of co-production of social policies

What will be improved?

The project will generate clear evidence and solutions to overcome existing identified barriers and provide public institutions, the donor community, SSE practitioners, local partners, and a multitude of other stakeholders with sustainable, low-cost and innovative capacities to deliver quality social services. Supporting the development of national, regional and local social economy ecosystems will be major step in order to boost job creation and innovation, to foster social inclusion. 

Who will benefit?

  • 1,500 SSE practitioners 
  • 250 researchers
  • 250 public sector entrepreneurs and policy makers 
  • Decision-makers mainly in social policies 

Expected achievements

  • 1 Mediterranean Co-production Lab on social innovation
  • 5 policy briefs on social innovation to promote positive influence on policy makers
  • 1 Mediterranean replication toolkits for the protection of economic and social rights
  • 1 cross-country analysis report of national mappings and studies on social innovation

Contribution to policy-making

The project will contribute to policy-making at different levels by: 
- Promoting public-community alliances for service provision in the Mediterranean. The idea of a universal public service to guarantee basic rights to people does not necessarily mean state-run, but it can be approached in alliance with community groups and social enterprises. 
- Promoting policy innovation labs. In particular, they promote the computational thinking required by a reluctant state that is increasingly concerned to delegate its responsibilities to digitally enabled citizens with the ‘designerly’ capacities and technical expertise to ‘code’ solutions to public and social problems. 
- Supporting SSE and creation of decent jobs: the capacity to create jobs in emerging sectors, for example in the silver economy, and to contribute to the formalization of the informal economy.
- Promoting financial innovations in the field of public utilities: the use of local currencies as democratized payment alternatives. Local currencies support local businesses and bolster communities against globalizing trends, which limit the circulation of money regionally.

block-description

Project news

MedRiSSE fosters debate on public sector involvement in social innovation

The need to adapt the legal framework to facilitate the work between the public sector and social and solidarity economy actors is a key issue when tackling social innovation.

block-description

Project news

MedRiSSE Wiki starts to take shape to serve the social and solidarity economy sector

The partners of the project MedRiSSE have been trained in five 3-hour sessions to learn about how to best use the collaborative Wiki tool.

block-description

Project news

MedRiSSE: call for tenders for a Co-Production Lab in Palestine

New deadline to apply: 1st of December 2022 at 2:00 pm (Jerusalem time).

block-description

Project news

MedRiSSE: Do you know about the advantages of having a Digital Mediterranean Co-Production Lab?

A digital lab platform to assist Social and Solidarity Economy practitioners in the Mediterranean on the capitalisation and replication of s…

block-description

Project news

MedRiSSE in Italy builds a tool that will help social and solidarity economy actors to replicate co-production models

The Toolkit will help the public and private sectors wishing to replicate public-private co-production models and good practices for the del…

block-description

Project news

Already know MedRiSSE project? Learn about it here

Read MedRiSSE first newsletter to know more about what we are doing

block-description

Project news

MedRiSSE builds up on MedTOWN´s tool to enhance the spirit of collaborative work

The so called “widened community of practice” developed in MedTOWN is used in this project to keep the focus on people and provide them with the tools to share a workspace.

block-description

Project news

Envisioning the future of the social & solidarity economy at MedRiSSE launching conference

The launching conference's thread topic was discussing the future of SSE, with a special focus on Tunisia. Read about the highlights of…

block-description

Project news

Do you know the five projects that MedRiSSE is capitalizing on?

Learn more about the projects MedRiSSE is enhancing & why they were chosen to be capitalized

block-description

Project news

MedRiSSE in Palestine organised its first webinar on Social and Solidarity Economy

It came out that the concept of Social and Solidarity Economy is totally new there are there is a lack of legal framework as well as experts in this field.

block-description

Project news

MedRiSSE organizes a conference on Social and Solidarity Economy

On 23rd June 2022 MedRiSSE project is launching a conference "The Future of Social and Solidarity Economy Conference" that will take place in Tunis.

block-description

Project news

block-description

Project news

block-description

Project news

MedRiSSE in Italy is hiring an external consultant on social innovation

Deadline: ⏰ 16th May 2022 Oxfam Italia is looking for an external consultant to conduct an in-depth cross-projects analysis on social innovation initiatives (1 month mandate)…

block-description

Project news

MedRiSSE took part in Blue Solidarity Economy event

Our project offers opportunities to enhance this new concept that merges the opportunities of the Sustainable Blue Economy with the benefits of the Social and Solidarity Economy

block-description

Project news

MedRiSSE: capitalizing European projects with feminist economy and social & solidarity economy perspective

In the context on 8th March 2022, MedRiSSE claims the project gender perspective through feminist economy and social & solidarity econom…

block-description

Project news

MedRiSSE analyzes good practices to be replicated through its Mediterranean toolkit

The workshop on December 15th 2021, showcased the methodological framework for MedRiSSE partners to assess the replicability potential of best practices

block-description

Project news

MedRiSSE in Spain launches a call for tenders

Deadline: ⏰ 18th February 2022, 14.00h Spain time (CET)

block-description

Project news

MedRiSSE is born: succesful Kick Off Meeting

Our project will create a social innovation laboratory focused on quality employment & replicable experiences of the Social & Solidarity Economy (SSE) in the Mediterranean basin.

block-description

Project news

MedRiSSE will replicate innovative models for the provision of municipal services & decent work

This capitalization project seeks innovative models that promote the creation of quality jobs, help create businesses & accelerate publi…