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Ecosocial Innovations as Part of Social and Solidarity Economy : Local Models for a Sustainable Development (2017)


Stamm, Ingo Peter; Hirvilammi, Tuuli; Matthies, Aila-Leena; Närhi, Kati (2017). Ecosocial Innovations as Part of Social and Solidarity Economy : Local Models for a Sustainable Development. RISUS - Revista de Inovação e Sustentabilidade, 8 (4), 200-218. DOI: 10.24212/2179-3565.2017v8i4p200-218


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All authors or editors: Stamm, Ingo Peter; Hirvilammi, Tuuli; Matthies, Aila-Leena; Närhi, Kati
Journal or series: RISUS - Revista de Inovação e Sustentabilidade
eISSN: 2179-3565
Publication year: 2017
Volume: 8
Issue number: 4
Pages range: 200-218
Publisher: Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo
Publication country: Brazil
Publication language: English
Open Access: Publication published in an open access channel
Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/66922


Abstract

The paper first introduces the concept of ecosocial innovations. These are local organizations embedded in social and solidarity economy, which combine ecological and social challenges in their work. They are successful models of how to operationalize sustainability. Based on a cross-national, multi-case study with a social work background, the paper aims at providing insights about the work and significance of ecosocial innovations. Drawn from interview material collected in four countries within selected ecosocial innovations, seven themes as common characteristics of these local actors are presented. One trait of ecosocial innovations is a creative mix of paid work, voluntary engagement, and subsidized employment in their activities. This mix is not only a compromise due to a lack of resources, but it also acknowledges the interconnectedness of well-being and sustainable social practices. The paper concludes with a summary of the main results and an outlook of the potential of ecosocial innovations for the future. They could for example serve as models for an ecological social work.

Free keywords: ecosocial innovations; social and solidarity economy; sustainability; social work


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