Social and Solidarity Finance as a vector of economic transformation in the 21st century

Our member Gredos San Diego will be hosting the 2019 Conference and General Assembly in Buitrago in the Madrid region in Spain.


The General Assembly for INAISE members will take place on 25 September 2019

The conference open to all will take place on September 26 and 27, 2019


Created in Barcelona in 1989 by seven investors in the social economy, the INAISE network, which currently has more than 30 members, celebrates its thirtieth anniversary this year. Since 1989, the global political and economic context has changed: episodes such as the end of the cold war, a growing environmental awareness and several economic and social crises have contributed to this. However, the desire to create a better world remains the same.

Despite economic growth, social inequalities continue to rise and concerns about climate change are increasingly evident. In the 21st century, the process of economic and social transformation must involve a solidarity society that is committed to share, to improve social services, to defend human rights and above all to take care of our planet. This is established in the United Nations Global Compact for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. To achieve this, we must favor the development of more inclusive and cooperative economic models.

This year, the INAISE conference will analyze the role of social and solidarity finance considered as a vector of economic transformation in the 21st century. The participants will share their experiences and generate synergies to identify and propose innovative solutions.

Consulting Committee

Milder Villegas – President – INAISE

Pauline Boinot – Coordinator – INAISE

Jorge de la Calle – International Relations Director – GSD

Enrique Gonzalez – Financial Director – GSD

Pilar Fernández – Institutional Relations Director – GSD

Jose Maria Vaquero – GSD International School Director

Javier Barrero – Manager – FECOMA

Ma Concepción Castarlenas – Manager – UECOE

Carmen Comos – Director – Confederación Empresarial Española de Economía Social (CEPES)

Pedro Sasia – President – FEBEA

Fernando Sacristán – Professor – Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Gustavo Lejarriaga – Director – Cooperative Studies School – UCM

Rafael de Lorenzo – General Secretary – ONCE

Miguel de la Rubia – Director Social Economy Enterprises and Agroalimentary – Cajamar

Enrique Gadea – Professor – Universidad de Deusto

Preliminary program

Thursday September 26
8:30 am Arrival and registration
8:30 am Exhibition throughout the day of Spanish Cooperatives
10:00 am Institutional opening and welcoming address
11:00 am Opening conference
12:30 pm Coffee break
1:00 pm Challenges faced by investors in the social economy
2:30 pm Lunch
4:00 pm How do social impact indicators serve to achieve the SDGs?
6:00 pm Cultural workshops
7:30 pm Free time/Visit of Buitrago
9:00 pm Dinner Flamingo show
Friday September 27
Round tables in parallel
10:00 am Actual forms of social economy financing
10:00 am Education and values of the Social Economy: how do we incorporate young people?
10:00 am Digitalization: Opportunities and challenges for the social economy
11:30 am Coffee break
Round tables in parallel
12:00 pm Credit unions facing international banking regulations
12:00 pm How does the Social Economy solve social inclusion
12:00 pm Women entrepreneurship
1:30 pm Lunch
3:00 pm Family farming and depopulation
4:30 pm Coffee break
5:00 pm Summary of the round tables
6:00 pm Closing conference
6:30 pm Free time
8:00 pm Wine tasting
8:30 pm Closing dinner

More information

Registrations will be open soon. In the meantime, if you need more information, please contact Pauline Boinot, coordinator of INAISE by email at