The event, which counted on 58 participants, was organised as part of the activities under the MedRiSSE projectand aimed to highlight the promotion and understanding of the Social and Solidarity Economy as an empowering and sustainable economic model for Palestinian communities. Due to SSE essence, PARC made a conscious effort to involve key stakeholders from relevant government ministries, civil society organizations and successful entrepreneurs who have benefited from previous projects implemented by PARC, including European projects as the MedUP! Project.
During the event, MedRiSSE Mediterranean Social Innovation Labwas introduced to attendees. This online tool, developed by project partners’ PARC and Asamblea de Cooperación por la Paz (ACPP), is a free, virtual and collaborative platform that works as a central hub for information exchange and capacity building among SSE institutions, stakeholders, policy makers and individuals. It comprises several key sections as Community, Training courses, Bank ideas and Crowd and crowdfunding.
This MedRiSSE national conference proved to be a valuable gathering of stakeholders, exchanging ideas and experiences related to the Social and Solidarity Economy. It highlighted the importance of collective efforts and cooperation in achieving sustainable development and social justice in Palestine.