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.
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.
- Programme long version
- Field trips
- Market of initiatives
- Fact Sheet Agro-Economy
- Fact Sheet Eco-system Approach
- Participants list
- Participants booklet
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"
Further background information/ material linked to the topic
- Euracademy: 15th Summer Academy: “Social Economy and Sustainable Rural Development”
Working group reports:
A: Social Economy taken to court link
C: Cooperatives, social enterprise link
D: Study visits Karditsa region link
- DG EMPL publication - Social Europe guide - Volume 4 link
- Regionalwert AG link EN
- Presentation of Ecoregio, the Spanish partner of Regionalwert link EN