The SUSY project brings together and shows examples of the social economy, so that people involved and interested in solidarity-based initiatives can network and interact, and we can share and open up the idea of the social economy to more and more people. By collecting and sharing these examples, we aim to gain new insights into the social economy. We hope to enable reflection and discussion in order to discover and embark on more and more future opportunities and possibilities. At the same time – like other initiatives in the social economy – we are building links with political decision makers so to increase their support for an alternative way of doing things.
We are a network of 26 associations in 23 European countries enhancing the competences of local actors that are engaged in the social and solidarity economy, supporting a new paradigm of economic development in order to fight poverty and to diffuse an equitable and sustainable way of living.