Local Governments and Social Economy Stakeholders:
Allies for the intelligent and sustainable development of cities

SEPTEMBER 7–9, 2016
MONTRÉAL, CANADA

GSEF2016-appel-en

What is GSEF? The Global Social Economy Forum, organized by the City of Montreal and the Chantier de l’économie sociale will bring together over 2,000 participants from every continent to discuss the theme of collaboration between local governments and the social and solidarity economy actors for the development of cities. Read more about the WHO and WHY of the GSEF2016.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

  • Local governments– Have you co-developed an innovative initiative with actors of the social and solidarity economy that have had an impact on the development of your community?
  • Social and solidarity economy stakeholders– Have you co-developed an innovative initiative with public agencies of your community that have had an impact on the development of your city? 
  • Civil society stakeholders– Have you developed an innovative citizen initiative in collaboration with actors of the social and solidarity economy and/or public agencies in your community? Does it contribute to the social and solidarity economy? 
  • Private sector representatives– Has your enterprise developed an innovative initiative in collaboration with actors of the social and solidarity economy, for the development of cities? Does it contribute to the social and solidarity economy?

If so, present it at GSEF2016 and share your experience with the over 2000 participants expected to attend.

HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL?
Those interested in submitting a proposal for GSEF2016 must complete the form and include a description of the proposed initiative (maximum 1,000 words).

For details, see the Call For Proposals guide.

We want a country in which:

  • public, private and social sectors are engaged in active efforts to close the gap between the socioeconomic wellbeing of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people
  • the public sector, private investors and philanthropists separately and collaboratively deploy financial capital to create positive social and environmental impact
  • social innovation is an integral part of Canada’s innovation ecosystem, enabling civic institutions to co-create policies, initiatives and programs that enable citizens to contribute a diversity of skills and perspectives to Canadian society
  • public, private and civil society sectors act collaboratively and courageously to advance human thriving and address shared challenges
  • humans’ social and economic footprint is in balance with the natural ecosystems that sustain life.