Solidarity-based Economy, Fair Trade and Local Authorities
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Title: "Solidarity-based Economy, Fair Trade and Local Authorities" (Seminar)
Organisation: Workgroup on Solidarity Socio-Economy, France
Participants: producers from Ecuador, the Ivory Coast and Brazil, and representatives from local authorities in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, France, Spain and Italy.
Date: Friday 28/01, from 8.30 am to 11.00 am
Contact: Arturo Palma Torres
The development of the solidarity-based economy and fair trade implies an increasing collaboration between actors and local authorities (councillors and specialists). The idea is to come together to look at least two topical issues:
* local authorities as purchasers of solidarity-based economy products: is there a political will to do so? What are the limitations? What is the regulatory framework?
* how can we work together to generate public policies for promoting the autonomous development of the solidarity-based economy and sustainable local development?
Field actors in the solidarity-based economy sector, local councillors and specialists from administrations working on the development of the solidarity-based economy in several countries. _