The Assembly of Suara commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Cooperative

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The Assembly of Suara commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Cooperative

28 November, 2018

Suara held on November 24 its General Assembly at the International Convention Center of Barcelona, coinciding, this 2018, with the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Cooperative. The celebration included the development of a commemorative graphite and the construction of a pillar of four by the Castellers of Barcelona, as well as collecting the experience of the 10 years by each of Suara's teams.

The celebration was attended by the Secretary of Social Affairs and Families of the Generalitat, Francesc Iglesies, and the Commissioner of Social Economy, Local Development and Consumption of the City Council of Barcelona, ​​Álvaro Porro, as well as representatives of the Federation of Workers’ Cooperatives and the Social Initiative Sector, the Confederation, ECAS, Fedaia, FEPA, Clade Group, Intermedia Foundation, Respon.cat and Garbet, among others.
 
Francesc Iglesies, Secretary of Social Affairs and Families of the Generalitat, valued the model of democratic participation of Suara: "New generations want to exercise their rights, want to participate in consumption with values ​​and engage their professional future with jobs that make sense". Regarding the provision of public services, Iglesies reflected in the framework of the future law of social agreement: "Apart from the law of public sector contracts, we will try to consolidate a framework that drives the social economy and management models of the public sector. Social services that are not commodified, which are based on economic democracy and decent work."
 
The former president of Suara Miquel Moré intervened remembering the origins of the Cooperative and the achievements achieved during these 10 years: "We have learned that it is possible to grow without losing values, we have learned to listen to people, to enrich ourselves and live in of our diversity and differences. Suara is an example of economic sustainability that we manage prudently and with criteria. The history of the 10 years pushes us to continue and to write the future. "
 
The president of the Governing Council, Montserrat Pujol, for his part, put the focus on the present and the future: "We must promote the social economy to play a relevant role in the provision of the services of attention to people. We will have services that meet the real needs of people: for children and young people, for those who suffer from social exclusion in their maximum cruelty, for adults and families who suffer from loneliness, for prisoners who are rebuilding their lives, for the elder people who want to see the dignity of their old age, for women victims of a sexist society … We have the ability to undertake this change and promote a better society."
 
The formal space of the Assembly included, among others, the election of the first Committee of Ethics of Suara and the provision of a fund to deploy projects of transformation of the environment linked to the Objectives of Sustainable Development of the UN (Agenda 2030).