See also the report of the seminar in French.
The political alternatives wich the international social movement are founding needs economicals alternatives. Economical Alternatives are still existing, building a concret way to social and not for profit market and enterprises, and support a responsable consumptions. Some of this social economy organisations (fair trade, ethic finance, lets, social cooperatives..) are involved in social movement and in Social Forum from the beginning, try to bring in it items, criteria and practical experiences.
But the social movements seems to be not so interest to build a strategic alliance and dialogue with social economy experiences and organisations, and sometime seems to have not a confidence in social economy. In opposite way, many social economy organisations seems to have not a confidence in social movement because his seems to be too much radical or compromise in political structure.
The seminar try to debate this question, with the goal to build a better alliances with more confidence between social economy and social movement organisations.
The social economy experiences are still existing and growning. The seminar propose to strengthen the necessary alliance between them and social movement, to link the political point of view on globalization process with the practice of alternative way to produce and consume.
Fair trade, Ethic Finance, Social cooperativism, Local Exchance Trade Sistem, organic foods, food and agricultural sovereignty, public services and public economy, social corporate responsability