Transformative learning

The Freire Institute is an organization for transformative community-based learning. In our programmes your own knowledge and life experience becomes the raw material for education.


European Networks

European Institute for Solidarity Economy, INEES The European Institute for Solidarity Economy is a non-profit organization that was created to (re)know the social and solidarity economy (SSE) as the third pillar of the economy. Its activities consist of exchanges of best practice, research and conceptual actions at national and European level. It is regularly involved in events, seminars and conferences on the solidarity economy.  More »

Formation of 'Social Actors in Self Management for the Solidarity Economy, FASAGES The project Formation of Social Actors in Self Management for the Solidarity Economy, FASAGES, as the name suggests, provides for the establishment of a training programme and resources for those involved in developing organizations of the solidarity economy, unions, governments and enterprises. More »

Solidarius Italia Solidarius Italia is a non-profit micro-enterprise that operates in the field of solidarity-based economies. Its actions are guided by a set of values and ideas which can be summarized in a few key words: person, community, reciprocity, solidarity, cooperation, quality of life, justice, democracy, participation, sustainability. More »

Proempleo Proempleo is an organization committed to developing a model of society and economy at the service of the people and the area. It develops applied tools (design and project management, support, training, revitalization of local initiatives) as well as being a meeting place for analysis, reflection, research and the study of trends in the economic, social and cultural arenas. More »

Our UK Partners

CVCL The Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) works alongside a range of people in the community including students, volunteers and grassroots groups. Over the past 10 years the Centre has built a number of networks and partnerships working with others to support and champion the work within communities.  More »

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