(EN/FR) The social and solidarity economy inspires new ways of thinking, promotes innovation, and supports inclusive transitions. It is a valued ally for governments to address the issues that confront our nations, regions, and cities. It is at the forefront of assisting refugees, supporting the green transition, tackling housing and food security issues, providing goods and services, and creating jobs, including for the disadvantaged. It frequently provides novel answers to both old and new problems and inspires businesses to adopt more socially responsible practices. In this session, ministers and high-level officials from international organisations will reflect on the historic political momentum around the social economy, its transformative power and how it supports inclusive growth and fair transitions.