With the growth of the organization of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) in different countries, the capacity of publicizing and sharing informations of SSE initiatives also got stronger, through mappings, construction of databases, systems of information and portals in the Internet. Unfortunately, these data stockpiles are still restricted to each network. ESSGlobal is a pilot project (still in development) to achieve economic and thematic intercommunication among national SSE information systems.
The Brazilian mapping project. Able to generate a “yellow pages”-style directory of results.
The Italian platform combines mapping and social networking functions. Users may submit new data about their enterprise or event to the map after being accepted to the network.
| Economie Sociale Québec
The Quebec platform integrates its maps into specific product searches.
The SolidarityNYC map aims to strengthen and network alternative economy practices in the city.
| Pioneer Valley, MA
Map of solidarity economy initiatives in the Western Massachusetts Pioneer Valley.
| Worcester, MA
The Worcester map’s mission is to connect the various groups working towards sustainable and equitable development in Worcester. Users may self-map.
| Boston, Massachusetts
A collaborative academic project, the Boston map aims to encourage socially responsible consumption and investment.