The social and solidarity economy (SSE) is an emerging sector of the European economies. It’s importance is demonstrated by millions of employees and significant share of GDP. In recognition of its perceptivity, ministries dedicated to SSE have been established in many countries. However, there is a lively debate about on the definition of SSE itself. Opinions on the role of employment, the relations to governments and attitudes to competitiveness differ from each other. In the first part of my paper a clarification of the conceptual issues will be summarized. After that we may follow our investigations on SSE in two directions. First, we will see the special appearance of the SSE in rural areas and then the situation in Hungary will be presented. As an intersection of this two lines, SSE initiatives in the Hungarian rural areas will be discussed. We can speak about the role of the social land programs, the cooperatives, the LEADER groups and the “START” public work in building SSE in the Hungarian rural space.
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Društvo za Regionalne Nauke je osnovano kako bi skupilo sve iskusne i mlade stručnjake koji su predstavnici reginalnih nauka odnosno nauka povezanim za iste i koji su voljni svojim radom aktivno učestvovati u razvoju regije i zajednice. Društvo za Regionalne Nauke je vojvođanski partner Mađarskog Duštva za Regionalne Nauke odnosno jedan od mnogih iz mreže karpatske nizije .
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