Nardi, Jason: works for Solidarius Italia and RIPESS EU - Solidarity Economy Europe and is part of the RIPESS Intercontinental board of directors. An advocate for social justice, ethical finance, commons and communication rights, he is an active member of the International Council of the World Social Forum, has been organiser for Terra Futura (Italian yearly event on SSE with more than 50’000 participants) and has co-created Zoes.org – the first Italian social network for SSE. With a background on Communication and media (Princeton University, USA and a Master’s degree at the University of Florence), he has been director of the italian center of Oneworld.net – Unimondo (www.unimondo.org). With RIPESS's mapping working group, he has been working on the interoperability defining the ESSglobal vocabulary, and has worked on an app to map European SSE initiatives (Go-fair.eu). Jason is currently on the board of the Italian Ngo COSPE (cospe.org) and of an organic-fair catering cooperative (zenzerocooperativa.it). In his hometown, Florence (Italy), he’s promoting the CSA (GAS) network, Commons Forum and Solidarity Economy District. He’s also a trainer on Solidarity Economy topics and co-founded Solidarius in Italy (solidarius.it), a research-consulting organisation to help develop solidarity economy networks, part of a Brasilian based international network (Solidarius.net).
• Kevin Flanagan has worked as an event organiser and is a trained facilitator using participatory approach known as the Art of Hosting.
Jason N• Jason Nardi coordinates the European network for Social Solidarity Economy (RIPESS Europe) and has worked on the first interoperability standards for SSE data and maps called ESSGlobal, as well as developed methodologies and tools for collective mappings.