Leda Stott, Thematic Expert of the European Social Fund Transnational Platform (ESF TP) Network on Partnership will be part of the REVES jury looking at the most interesting examples of partnerships between public authorities and the social and solidarity economy.
Mrs Stott and her fellow jurors from Social Economy Europe, the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Committee of the Regions, the European Economic and Social Committee, ILO and the OECD LEED programme will examine how cities/regions and social economy organisations from all over Europe work together on challenges such as youth capacity-building, integration of migrants, community-led local development or the digital economy.
The Jury will identify the most innovative/promising examples and honour them with the REVES Excellence Award 2019.
For over 20 years REVES, the European Network of Cities and Regions for the Social Economy, has been promoting co-construction of public policies driven by partnerships between policymakers, public administration and the social and solidarity economy. REVES believes that cities and regions – based on the principles of participation, citizen empowerment and solidarity – are the best placed to experiment new forms of community welfare and to develop an economy at the service of society. The REVES Award is an important means to make these initiatives and their potential visible at EU level and suggest new lines of action for policy-makers.
REVES is therefore looking forward to receiving best practices of partnership driven by public authorities and the social and solidarity economy in the following fields:
- Specific local/regional programmes for the development of the social economy
- Strengthening peripheries and rural areas
- Innovative use of public procurement
- Active citizenship
To be eligible a project/initiative has to be based on a real partnership between social and solidarity economy (cooperatives, associations, foundations and others…) and public authorities (of any size). Applicants will be asked to briefly outline the elements which make the presented initiative a real partnership.
Selection criteria include quality and best use of partnership, innovation at local and EU level as well as the potential for dissemination and upscaling (where appropriate).
The deadline for application is 31 March 2019. Applications can be made in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
To apply and describe your initiative, fill in this online application form.