Solecopedia, the shared international encyclopaedia for solidarity and social economy has been launched this week, in 5 languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and German. An invitation was sent to more than 300 actors and investigators involved in solidarity and social economy.
A space for sharing and disseminating social and solidarity economy concepts and pratices
Solecopedia is an open multilingual intercultural encyclopaedia based on the participation of actors and researchers in the social and solidarity economy sector in many different countries. The work process is collaborative and participatory and is moderated by a team of intercultural professional moderators.
Its aim is to help actors gain a better mutual understanding of each other. It hopes to overcome the communication problems that exist between different languages and different sectors through exchanging views and thoughts on the words that are most frequently used.
A collaborative and participatory way of working
A simplified platform (Wiki) allows all actors to upload and comment the main terms used in their practice in their own language. It is already operational in 5 languages: French, English, Spanish, German and Portuguese; other languages can be added as needed. The links between languages and comments allow people to develop a grasp of the subtleties, while strengthening the shared ground.
We are hoping the first contributions soon. A specific blog follows the advances of Solecopedia.