The geographical horizon of iesMed is the Mediterranean. Social and Solidarity-Based Economy already has a strong presence in this region: On the Western coast alone you can find over 400,000 companies and organisations that generate 6 million job positions.
The establishment of a true Mediterranean social and solidarity-based economy that combines, relates, multiplies, and reaffirms the professionalism and values of SSE is a strategic priority for the countries along the Mediterranean coast. The democratic wave that has erupted in Northern Africa and the growing dissatisfaction in Southern Europe also underlines a demand for economic democratisation.
Faced with this reality, iesMed and its partners work together in the Mediterranean with the aim of playing this role of uniting the existing actors in order to use the company structure of iesMed (under the form of a European cooperative) to propose innovative and alternative solutions, both at a local and at a global level.
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