The Social and Solidarity Economy: From the Margins to the Mainstream


Gianluca Pastorelli

DIESIS Network



Luca Pastorelli is a European activist, social economy expert and agitator in the European and International environment focusing on Social Entrepreneurship, Social Solidarity Economy and Social Innovation. At the head of Diesis Network, he is in charge of the overall coordination and strategy. Over the years he has coordinated and carried out cross-border studies, research and activities to serve the needs and priorities of SMEs, social economy enterprises and cooperatives, in partnership with the main co-operative and social economy organisations at world level. He is also vice president of the Europe section of ISTO – International Organisation for Social and Sustainable Tourism and board member of the Jean Monnet Association promoting the heritage of the founding Father of Europe.

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