Thanks to our german berliner partner EYFA we host an international exchange based on cooperatives and mutual aid project: Socama.
The meeting will last 7 days. We kick-off on the 5th of October and finish on 11th October
We want all kinds of grassroots activists to be able to sustain their livelihoods without having to face increasingly harsh workplace exploitation. We want there to be more community-based mutual aid spaces where activists can support each other in a solidarity-based way and work together to build more sustainable, ecologically and interpersonally, work structures. There are already quite a lot of cooperative work models being experimented with throughout Europe, in places like Catalunya and Greece where they have played a radical role in sustaining communities that have fallen victim to the collapse of the welfare state, as well as in Great Britain and Germany where these cooperatives serve as important participatory models countering the harsh combination of austerity and corporate take-over and gentrification of urban life. We want to also learn from them and exchange more to deepen our understanding of different alternative methods.
This international activists meeting will combine participatory workshops with discussion panels to generate collective knowledge on participatory alternatives to the existing, neoliberal working models.Main aim:
Encourage/support the creation of alternative, self-organized work structures like cooperatives and mutual-aid spaces.Objectives:
a) Build competencies to access alternative socially and environmentally sustainable self-organized work.
b) Support youth in cooperatives in different European countries to identify common challenges and to expand their networks.