Inspiration, innovation and inclusion: Shaping our future with  the social and solidarity economy

Session 8: Making digital liveable: The social economy and the digital age

Mar 21, 2023 | 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM



(EN/FR) The social economy can help make the digital transition more fair, inclusive for people and places, and delivers on both its economic and social potential. Social economy organisation initiatives, such as platform cooperatives can support a more responsible, just and inclusive digital transition. Together with other approaches such as digital commons, they can also encourage the implementation of more people-centred approaches, putting users’, workers’ and other stakeholders’ needs and interests first and helping to create and to keep locally created value in local communities. This session will discuss the relevance of the social economy in supporting the digital transition while ensuring inclusive participation in the labour market (through training, re-skilling, up-skilling, etc.), positive social impact for individuals and communities and meaningful partnerships with social actors and public authorities. Panellists will discuss: • How can the social and solidarity economy address the challenges of the digital transition and deliver on key outcomes? • How can models such as platform cooperatives support the transition to a fairer, more transparent and more inclusive digital world and foster social innovation? • How can policy makers best support the social economy in doing so?


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