International centre for innovation and knowledge transfer on the social and solidarity economy
C.I.T.I.E.S supports the international gathering, sharing and transfer of knowledge and best practices in the field of the social economy. It focuses on collaborations between local governments and civil society that enable territorial development.
C.I.T.I.E.S brings together local governments, social economy networks, institutions of higher learning and international organizations.
C.I.T.I.E.S believes that the social and solidarity economy is the key to the harmonious development of territories. While social innovations and meaningful initiatives spread across the world, C.I.T.I.E.S aims to facilitate the successful scaling of the social economy by promoting the sharing of knowledge and good practices at an international level.
C.I.T.I.E.S. offers services that are structured around three functions: Gather, Share, Transfer
Mayors and public officials of the biggest cities in the world meet in Montreal to exchange and learn about local responses to global challenges. C.I.T.I.E.S. will be there to promote the SSE in the co-creation and implementation of innovative and inclusive solutions.