One of the main challenges facing our societies is how to create jobs while enhancing sustainable and inclusive local development for millions of people. The SSE has proven to be a very useful model for creating quality employment while generating positive social and environmental impacts. However, in many territories the SSE network is a diverse and dispersed world that requires strategies that allow it to increase its reach. In this respect, the CitESS methodology constitutes a very useful model of social innovation to promote the creation and strengthening of networks in the local SSE ecosystem.
In this course, we will analyse the benefits of developing a local SSE ecosystem and how the learnings from the CitESS methodology can contribute to designing effective strategies for this purpose. We will also present a practical implementation method of the CitESS methodology, as well as key contextual determinants to consider, potential risks and strategies to face these risks.