Three-day event:”K.AL.O. at Sabbionara” – Centre for Social & Solidarity Economy – Chania 28th – 30th December

Fair and Solidarity Trade -the centre  ‘Support  for Social & Solidarity Economy (KALO)’ of Chania organizes this event which will be held at the Sabbionara Gate, Koum Kapi, from the 28th to the 30th of December 2019.
‘A three-day event in our city with activities pertinent to the Social and Solidarity Economy.
Documentary screening, activities for people of all ages, exhibition of fair and solidarity products, beer tasting, etc.
We will be honored  by your presence! ‘


Saturday 28/12
14.00-20.00 Exhibition-Bazaar of products by KALO member associations
20.00-22.00 Beer Tasting and presentation of the Chaos Cooperative Microbrewery
22.00-00.00 “Swingin’ Christmas”  (dance) at Sabbionara

Sunday 29/12
11.00-17.00 Exhibition-Bazaar of products by KALO entities
17.00-19.00 Round Table with the Regional Vice Governor ( of Business, Commerce, Innovation and Social Economy), Mr. Antonis Papaderakis
20.00-00.00 Milonga night (Tango dance)

Monday 30/12
11.00-17.00 Exhibition-Bazaar of products by KALO
11.00-15.00 Co-working Space – information see below
20.00-22.00 Screening of the film “Life…the other way” and discussion  with representatives of cooperative ventures in  Chania dealing with food (Terra Verde – Gaia Ecological Products) .

About the documentary:
“Life … the Other Way”. In Thessaloniki, a city heavily burdened by the financial crisis, more than 420 citizens came together following the motto “We’re taking our food into our own hands”.
The non-profit Social Consumer Cooperative ‘Life Coop’ since 2013 has been offering  local products, without intermediaries. It operates on the principles of direct democracy, social and solidarity economy with the aim of proposing another business model. It is an example that shows us “other ways” of the future.
Directed by: Giannis Kolaxizis, Dimitris Papadopoulos
Release Date: March 2019

“Co-working” was first used in 1999 to describe collaborative work supported by computer and new technologies of the day. Co-working, as we know it today, involving  physical space, started in 2005.

When you work together with other people at the same space there is an energy surrounding you that inspires work. Especially when you share your concerns and discuss with other people, you never know what solution you will come up with !
So, on Monday 30th December from 11.00-15.00,  grab your laptop and join us while co-working at a beautiful historic space near the sea !
Wi-fi will be available.
Reserve your spot until Sunday evening at info@sse-chania.gr


  • At the time of the exhibitions, children will have the opportunity to make their own clay ornaments.
  • For the whole duration of the event, in co-operation with the Chania Social Association Ltd., there will be an exhibition of works of art by former patients of the psychiatric hospital and by mental health professionals
  • The Chania Self-Help Promotion Program will participate with handmade traditional toys from around the world for the young and not so young (Saturday 18.00-20.00, Sunday 12.00-14.00, Monday 12.00-14.00)

FREE ENTRYSocial Solidarity

Organized by
Support Centre for Social & Solidarity Economy,
46, Tsouderon Street, Chania Old Town.

For any information:
Website: sse-chania.gr
or phone 2821055389
and by e-mail:info@sse-chania.gr

The round table and the film presented in this event are in Greek


I'm Austrian living in Tavronitis, love nature, music, good books, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socializing and more. I came to Crete as a student in the early 70s, exploring the west and southwest of the island with friends by motorbike. When you are young everything is important and, there are lots of things to do...I did. Job, family,children, travelling the world. But I never lost my love for Crete for a minute. And seven years ago I ended up in this convenient corner of Crete, not only for holidays, but to stay and haven't regretted it for a minute.