Media advisory - The Global Social Economy Forum - GSEF2016 - Day 3

Creation of a New International Organization Based in Montréal

MONTREAL, Sept. 8, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Attending dignitaries will take advantage of this last day of the GSEF2016 to announce the creation of a brand new international organization for the social and solidarity economy based in Montreal. They will also present conclusions drawn from the dialogue and conversations generated by the meetings, workshops, workgroups, activities, and field trips of the past few days. 


Friday, September 9, 2016 (11:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.)


Closing plenary session 


Announcement of a new international organization based in Montréal

Unveiling of the next host city for the GSEF


Palais des congrès de Montréal, Room 517


Mr. Denis Coderre, Mr. Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montréal and GSEF2016 co-organizer

Mr. Park Won Soon, Mayor of the Seoul Metropolitan Government and Co-President of the GSEF Association

Mr. Jean-Martin Aussant, Executive Director of the Chantier de l'économie sociale and GSEF2016 co-organizer

Mr. Bernard Sévigny, President of the Union des municipalités du Québec (UMQ) Ms. Dominique Anglade, Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation, and Minister Responsible for the Digital Strategy for Quebec

* Speakers will be available following the plenary session. *


About the Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF)
The Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF) is an international association bringing together local governments and civil society stakeholders committed to supporting the development of the social and solidarity economy (SSE). Its mission is to promote cooperation among social and solidarity economy organizations and local governments to stimulate the creation of quality jobs, equitable growth, and the advancement of participatory democracy and sustainable development. During the association's founding meeting in 2013, its members issued a declaration laying out their intentions and objectives. In 2014, members adopted a charter establishing its principles and operations, including the holding of a forum every two years.

The first two editions of the GSEF took place in Seoul in 2013 and 2014 respectively and each brought more than 1,000 people together.

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SOURCE Forum mondial de l’économie sociale - GSEF2016

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