• Explore the SUSY Map!

    To find living examples of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) in your country and all over Europe click here!

    Watch SUSY in action

    Hear from people in their own words how, why and where they are successfully putting solidarity economy principles into action and how they are contributing to the fight against poverty worldwide and the creation of better working conditions closer to home. The Co-operative College and Think Global, partner organisations in the UK, present good practice examples from the North West of the UK, the North East, London and the South East of the UK, as well as the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

    If you liked what you saw here, more videos are available on SUSY’s Youtube channel.

    CASA

    Care and Share Associates is a care provider owned by its employees, who influence the way the business is run, leading to an improvement in the quality of the care provided.

    Shared Interest

    Shared Interest is a social enterprise that uses the investments of individuals to make loans to Fairtrade producers around the world. Investors have a say in the way it is run and what it funds.

    Ellon Hinengo Co-operative Society

    Ellen Hinengo is a Central Tribal Co-operative Society with activities ranging from marketing agricultural produce to providing consumer goods and transport. 

    Trade and Learning, a Great London experience

    Zaytoun is a community-interest company which raises awareness about the importance of trade to support Palestinians by selling their products to UK consumers.

    Empowering communities through connecting people

    Cathedral Innovation Centre is a social enterprise in Portsmouth which creates better community connections, support and development.


    Read about SUSY

    SUSY has brought together more than 55 worldwide examples showing alternatives from the solidarity economy and highlighting their potential in development co-operation, including figures, facts and perspectives. The Co-operative College and Think Global, as partner organisations in the United Kingdom, present best practice case studies from the North West of the UK, the North East, London and the South East, as well as the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. More reports from many other countries worldwide are available in the English language here.

    Articles about SUSY

    SUSY was featured in the winter 2017 issue of Stir to Action magazine, which focused on the Social and Solidarity Economy!

    SUSY: Putting Solidarity on the Map

    North West of England: Manchester Home Care

    This report introduces the social and economic Situation in the United Kingdom and the role of the Social and Solidarity Economy in the North West of England, before introducing the Manchester branch of Care and Share Associates as a best practice case study.

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    North East of England: Shared Interest

    This report introduces the social and economic Situation in the United Kingdom and the role of the Social and Solidarity Economy in the North East of England, before introducing the Newcastle-based ethical lender Shared Interest as a best practice case study.

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    Andaman & Nicobar Islands: Ellon Hinengo

    This report introduces the social and economic Situation in the Indian territory of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and the role of the Social and Solidarity Economy, before introducing the Ellon Hinengo co-operative society as a best practice case study.

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    SUSY PARTNERS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

    The Co-operative College

    The Co-operative College is an educational charity based in Manchester which is dedicated to the promotion of co-operative values, ideas and principles within co-operatives, communities and society. The College brings to the project extensive experience working to capacity-build among co-operatives in the developing world, as well as its involvement in international co-operative networks and partnerships with transnational bodies.

    The College is compiling best case studies of co-operatives and social enterprises in the North West and North East of England, as well as overseeing best practice case studies in the Andaman and Nicobar islands.

     

    Think Global

    Think Global is an education charity based in London which helps people to understand global issues and stands for a more just and sustainable world. Think Global’s work includes working to raise teachers’ awareness and effectiveness in development education, and creating global learning resources for schools.

    For SUSY, Think Global is compiling case studies of co-operatives and social enterprises in London and the South East of England.

     

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