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"Gente Extraordinária" was the 1st film screened in the Social and Solidarity Economy film festival in Lisbon

08 May
Bunos dis! Günaydn! On 4th of May 2017 LARGO Café Estúdio filled up around 7pm with people to watch “Extraordinay People”, directed by Orhan Tekeolu. The way people living in the Turkish coast of the Black Sea find solutions to travel and communicate at one thousand meters of altitude or the way they pulse with collective experiences such as the “horon” dance has brought smiles and emotions among the audience.

Make Fruit Fair: Will new owners of Fyffes tackle continued labour rights abuses in Central America?

22 Feb
Twenty eight organisations from Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and the United States, gathered in Bologna this week, are calling on the directors of the newly acquired Fyffes to address continuing labour rights violations in Costa Rica and Honduras. In the face of the global Freedom & Fairness for Fyffes Workers campaign, systematic sackings of union members at Fyffes Honduran subsidiary Suragroh continue.

Labour rights on Lidl plantations: first achievements of Make Fruit Fair! campaign in Costa Rica and Ecuador

02 Dec
Pesticides, unfair salaries, exploitation: plantation workers in Ecuador and Costa Rica are grafting in order to produce fresh bananas and pineapples for our supermarket shelves. In our pan-European Lidl campaign, more than 75,000 people demand fair wages, health protection and trade union rights for plantation workers - resulting in first achievements: Two Lidl suppliers are starting to change the conditions on their plantations.

Film Festival “Social and Solidary Economy” What do the Turkish whistled language and the bank “Palmas” have in common?

22 Nov
The Film Festival Social and Solidarity Economy started in Gaia, at MANIFesta 2016, and will soon be in Lisbon. The program of Gaia was warmly received by the Cooperativa 3+ arte, a space of creation, attentive to the community, where a wide variety of artists finds today the opportunity to develop and share their works.

Seminar “Local Authorities towards 2030: Dialogues for Development” for an ethical system of production and consumption

21 Nov
The existence of programs that can respond to current key challenges, such as climate change and food security, is deemed urgent. Kozel Fraser brought the successful experience of fair trade practices of small producers in the Windward Islands (Caribbean) to the panel “Community Practices for Development”, during the morning of November 4th, within the framework of the seminar “Local Authorities towards 2030: Dialogues for Development”, at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, in Lisbon.

IMVF, Ecovisão e Abreu Advogados

11 Nov
These 3 complementary entities have common goals: to create a multidisciplinary offer of technologies, projects and services in Health, Agriculture and Forestry, Environmental Studies, Food Security, Water and Sanitation, Energy and Waste areas. They act in 4 continents: Africa, America, Asia and Europe. 

Social Economy and Social Solidarity Economy project promotes workshop and film festival in Gaia

26 Oct
The Social Economy and Solidarity Economy project's team will participate in the 11th edition of MANIFesta – Assembly, Fair and local development and social and solidarity economy celebration, that will take place between 9th and 12th November 2016, in Corpus Christi Convent, in Vila Nova de Gaia.

"Make Fruit Fair" campaign speaker visits Portugal: a fair trade insight

21 Oct
Kozel Fraser, WINFA coordinator (Windward Islands Farmers Association) will be in Portugal from 31st October until 4th November 2016 as speaker of small producers and plantation workers of the international "Make Fruit Fair" campaign. The aim is to raise awareness towards the importance of human rights and environmental rights in sustainable production as well as consumption, one of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) in 2030.

Save the Date: Networking for Development will organize an international seminar in November

25 Aug
“Local Autorithies Towards 2030: Dialogues between development actors” is the theme of the seminar organized by the project Networking for Development: global learning for an effective development cooperation, that will be a forum to share, learn, reflect and exchange policies, ideas and practices where each and every one can indeed contribute to ensure that the Local Authority development strategy is inclusive, participatory and effective. The seminar will take between 3rd and 4th November 2016, at Calouste Gulbenkian Foudation, in Lisbon. 

Good-practices studies about Social and Solidarity Economy are available online

25 Jul
ADREPES – Associação de Desenvolvimento Regional da Península de Setúbal and MONTE-ACE were the two good-practices selected under the SUSY - SUstainable and Solidarity economY project, implemented in Portugal by the IMVF. The result of the work is now published and available online for consultation and download.
The IMVF is now present in all Portuguese speaking countries.
See our work in each one of them!