APDES is a founding member of the Portuguese Network of Solidarity Economy
After being one of the main promoters of the Ethical and Solidarity Finance Forum that took place in January 2015, APDES is now part of the coordinating commission of the newly created Portuguese Network of Solidarity Economy (RPES). This network includes close to 45 professionals, organisations and informal groups that wish to promote an alternative economy, according to the network’s manifesto.
The creation of this network has already been publicised in the media, mainly during the first general assembly, held October 17th at the Cooperativa Terra Chã, in Chãos (Rio Maior).
From the 23rd to the 25th of October, RPES participated in the Solidarity Economy Fair of Catalonia (FESC) in Barcelona and its presence was featured in the Portal de Economía Solidaria of REAS – Red de Redes de Economía Alternativa y Solidaria de Espanha.