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Transfer of the Presidency to the ESS Lab

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Hughes Sibille succeeds Claude Alphandéry at the head of the ESS Lab: The handover of the presidency took place on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at the ESS LABO Board of Directors.

AAt the age of 92, Claude Alphandéry, president and founder of the SSE LABO, is one of the great voices of the Social and Solidarity Economy: "The world needs social innovations because we don't yet know how to live well in cities, how to reconcile the search for individual happiness with the collective interest". or "It's not enough to resist, you have to create. »

Resisting at the age of 18, member of the Communist Party until 1956, senior civil servant, president of the first French bank specialising in social housing in the 1960s and 1970s, he has since invested in SSE as President of the National Council for Integration through Economic Activity (CNIAE) and then as President of France Active, the first solidarity finance network in France, until the early 2000s. He launched the SSE Think Tank, the SSE LABO, in 2010 and led the SSE Estates General. Claude Alphandéry is a member of the Conseil supérieur de l'économie sociale. He became President and founder of the SSE LABO.

Hugues Sibille, already Vice-President of the SSE LABO, is also considered as one of the major figures of the Social and Solidarity Economy. After designing and leading the New Services - New Jobs (Youth) programme in Martine Aubry's office, he became Interministerial Delegate for Social Innovation and Social Economy. He prepared the law on Collective Interest Cooperative Societies (Scic) and the Charter of Commitments with Associations. Then he became Director of Social Economy at Caisse des Dépôts from 2001 to 2005, where he created Avise, which he still chairs today, and launched the DLA programme. As Vice-Chairman of Crédit Coopératif, he chaired the Institut de développement de l'économie sociale (IDES). He is an expert for the European Commission and sits as Vice-President on the Conseil supérieur de l'économie sociale et solidaire.

Claude Alphandéry expressed "His joy that Hugues Sibille has taken over; his convictions, his skills, his energy, his involvement in SSE throughout his life, are an extraordinary opportunity for the LABO. We are aware that we must, from 2015, in the face of unemployment, poverty, exclusion, financial, economic, social and environmental risks, force the pace, broaden and deepen the actions undertaken and set ambitious objectives for LABO for the coming year. From now on, we will do this under the presidency of Hughes, and he can count on my strongest support. »

Hugues Sibille said "His emotion to succeed Claude Alphandéry, his friend, and committed himself to continue and perpetuate the work already accomplished. He stressed that the current context of crisis and high expectations of the SSE justified more than ever the existence of this think tank. He immediately launched a medium-term project approach for the Labo"..

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The SSE LABO

Founded in 2010, the LABO of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) is a think tank that defines itself as a laboratory of ideas of the Social and Solidarity Economy, a force of proposals intended to feed the citizen debate and encourage the construction of new policies. It is also a "Think Link" in its federative dimension, representative of the variety of actors in the Social and Solidarity Economy. It has set itself the objective of making the social and solidarity economy known and recognised, of being a place for exchanges, reflection and action for an economy that respects mankind and the environment.

The SSE LABO works for a better recognition of SSE and a social transformation of the economy. In a few years, the reality, values and practices of the Social and Solidarity Economy have entered the economic landscape; the adoption of the SSE law legitimized them in July 2014. The demonstration by the proof - in which the SSE LABO has taken a great part - has given spectacular results for a better knowledge of the SSE initiatives.

Since 2012, the Think tank has been publishing numerous publications and providing concrete answers on four major themes included in the "400 Cahiers d'Espérances", published following the SSE General Assembly in 2011: "Territorial Poles of Economic Cooperation" (PTCE), "Economic and Solidarity Short circuits", "Solidarity Financial Tools", and "Reinvestment by Banks in the Territories". Applying a "bottom-up" method, the SSE LABO has studied initiatives to identify structuring lines. Working groups are analysing how these approaches develop cooperation, creativity, create social links and economic efficiency.
The SSE LABO has also initiated and organized meetings and major events including the National Days of the PTCE, the first in 2012 and the second in Bercy, last September, in the presence of ministers Sylvia Pinel and Carole Delga.

On the basis of this assessment, LABO will continue its commitment in favour of the PTCE and the economic and solidarity short circuits. Hugues Sibille specifies that "The LABO of ESS intends to be particularly attentive and active in order to make the law on ESS a success". In the continuity of its methods, it will open new projects, for example on the role of SSE in the energy transition or on the role of SSE towards new forms of activity and employment in periods of low growth.

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