Association Coalition
for Solidarity Economy Development

The coalition for solidarity economy development seeks a sustainable society based on a solidarity economy that enables and encourages economic, social, and political participation of citizens.
CoSED Vision

OUR ACTIVITIES

Information

Informing citizens about the needs, potentials, obstacles, and results in the solidarity economy in Serbia in continuity, with special emphasis on the changes that have taken place or will occur within the process of European integration.

Advocacy

Systematic monitoring, evaluation of the implementation process and development of public policies in the field of solidarity economy in Serbia.

Capacity Building

Developing competencies of actors in solidarity economy field, primarily social enterprises, with an aim of strengthening sustainable business models for achieving social goals. Improving the structure and competencies of the Coalition for the Solidarity Economy Development and its partners.

ACTUALITIES

Pokrenut program za mlade socijalne preduzetnike i preduzetnice na Zapadnom Balkanu
Actualities

Program for Young Social Entrepreneurs in the Western Balkans Launched

The Regional Incubator for Social Entrepreneurship (RISE) will enable more than 200 young people from the Western Balkans to develop their ideas for sustainable and innovative social businesses. It is a three-year project that started on October 1, 2019 which is being implemented in the Western Balkans. The Smart Kolektiv,

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Actualities

Trag Fondation: Results of the #ZELENEIDEJE 2020 Competition

After being shortlisted for the More Successful Green Ideas competition and training, the following competed for the awards in the finals of the National Forum for Green Ideas: Assotiation ŽAD, Zrenjanin Planinsko biciklističko društvo Biciklo, Loznica Naša Kuća KNT d.o.o, Belgrade Just Start d.o.o, Niš Green Social Cargo d.o.o, Kucura Assotiation Dobri

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Actualities

SOLIDARITY FOR PEOPLE AND THE PLANET!

After the outbreak of the World Economic Crisis it was investigated which sectors of society and economy were the most resistant to the blows of that crisis and everything pointed to social enterprises. While the number of overall employees in Italy was drastically reduced in 2009, social cooperatives increased the

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News

Meet the Participants of the First Sustainable Business Program

In January 2020 the Smart Collective opened a call for participation in the Sustainable Business Program, the first program to prepare companies for the impact investments within the Fund for the Development of Sustainable Economy. 50 companies have applied to participate in the Program which solve social and environmental problems

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News

Amended Index of Social Development of Cities and Municipalities

The Team for Social inclusion and Poverty reduction of the Government of the Republic of Serbia has prepared a new, amended edition of the Index of Social Development of Cities and Municipalities. After the introduction of amendments for 2017, the Index is available for seven years (2011-2017), and thanks to

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PARTNERS AND SUPPORTES

Event calendar
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Knowledge center

represents the sphere of production and exchange of goods and services within the sector that encompasses companies and organizations driven by social goals rather than purely commercial goals.
represents the economy consisting of enterprises and organizations (cooperatives, mutual societies, associations, foundations, and social enterprises) that produce goods, services, and knowledge that meet the needs of community, by achieving certain social and environmental goals and by encouraging solidarity.
represents a business with an idea of fulfilling a clear social mission by investing profits from the sale of products or services. Social entrepreneurship aims to recognize and get involved in solving certain social problems, such as unemployment, marginalization of certain social groups, poverty, and similar problems.
represent new or improved processes, methods, and tools for efficient solution of social and environmental challenges, with an aim of achieving overall socio-economic development.
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