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ERSG 2017 - Greece


EUROPEAN RURAL SUSTAINABILITY GATHERING 2017 - Social economy, cooperatives and grassroots initiatives in rural GREECE

The European Rural Sustainability Gathering - ERSG 2017 took place in Karditsa (region of Thessaly, Greece), from 17-21 May 2017.

It was co-organised with Karditsa Development Agency, in cooperation with Euracademy, Iliosporoi, Peliti and other local and national initiatives

Besides the opportunity to discover how rural Greece has been facing the crisis,
various topics were discussed: agroecology, social links in rural areas, trust, democracy, new farming systems, knowledge transfer, indigeneous species, resilience in times of crisis, cooperation system etc., in an atmosphere of conviviality and frienship.

Report and video will be soon uploaded.

To have an overview on the concept of this new ecosystem of cooperatives and social enterprises in Thessalie, watch the video: "Developing Social Economy in Karditsa: A Socio-economic Ecosystem"