The social and solidarity economy aims to reconcile economic activities and social utility. It is leaning on skills and collective needs to define methods of productions and access to the markets. The initiatives in the field of social and solidarity economy are based on the following values: ethics in interpersonal relationships, local governance, solidarity and sustainable development. GeTM supports actions based on these values.
From a fair economic development can emerge cooperative systems, an improvement of local exchanges, purchasing power and self-sufficiency in management. Besides, it encourages technical, cultural and social exchanges between producers and consumers.
GeTM priorities regarding the Social and Solidarity Economy
- Research of work and wage options for people with high risk of being excluded from the economic system
- Support and access to local markets with small producers, artisans, farmers and livestock farmers
- Promotion of groups and cooperatives, artisans and micro entrepreneurs
- Support of associations of villages, management committee, women groups and inter-village committees to share knowledge, methods and exchange products.
- Promotion and development of local markets, and strengthening of regional networks transforming and marketing products.
- Empowerment of consumers and support dialogue with intermediaries and authorities
GeTM particularly emphasizes on action for women, young and marginalized people for specific reasons due to several local contexts. The objective is to transform their position within the society on a long term basis.