On 13 and 14 September, the first meeting of the Respondet project will take place in Barcelona, where all the partners involved, such as the City of Turin, the Chamber of Commerce of Turin, Generalitat of Catalonia – Business and Labor Department (Capofila-ES) Confederation of Cooperatives of Catalonia (ES), European Network of Cities and Regions for the Social Economy (ES), Service Public de Wallonie Economie, Emploi, Recherche (BE), Concertation des organisations représentatives de l’économie sociale (BE), Malopolska Voivodship-Regional Centre for Social Policy in Cracow (ROPS) (PL).
The RESPONDET (Regional Social Economy Policies for Sustainable Community-Driven Enviromental Transition) project, within the framework of the COSME European call for proposals, aims to promote local and regional development in order to strengthen the social economy by making common resource management the main element of social sustainability in the Green transition process.
RESPONDET will thus facilitate the convergence of policy lines and an effective transfer of knowledge, but also the building of local and transnational partnerships able to guarantee the sustainability of the project results.
To do so, it will organise its actions around four main thematic strands:
- Promoting the role of the social economy in the constitution of local energy policies
- Strengthening the role of the social economy as a key actor in the development of the local circular economy
- Fostering capacity building within the social economy, within community initiatives and public administration with regard to building a vision guided by the social economy and wise management of resources
- Stimulate cooperation between social economy and organisations
The project’s inaugural meeting will focus on the topic of local energy communities, providing an opportunity for the Turin delegation to exchange views with other European partners in order to foster the growth of these initiatives in our territory.