In 2001, Argentina’s economy collapsed, leaving over 60% of the population in poverty. Faced with few other options, many workers reoccupied the bankrupted businesses where they worked before and reopened them for production. These workers began to restart the economy, literally from the bottom up.
The conditions of post-crisis Argentina bear a striking resemblance to those around theworld today: historic levels of unemployment, a lack of quality jobs, and deteriorating living conditions. Prospects of a quick economic recovery from the global economic crisis are grim, especially with the top-down approaches offered as solutions around the world. Ten years after economic crisis in Argentina, the recovered businesses and workercooperatives are proving to be a genuine solution to creating real work and fighting unemployment.
Join the workers and help build a sustainable economy.
PARTICIPATE IN ONE OF OUR PROGRAMS
Taking part in one of our programs is the best way to see and learn first-hand how workers in Argentina are addressing inequality in the workplace and fighting unemployment. Open Movements offers various programs for different individuals to visit Argentina and see the exciting initiatives.
Our Internship and Development Program connects individuals with a host recovered business in Argentina. Besides supporting alternative business models within the economy, individuals can use their work abroad to build their resume, enhance graduate school applications, or as a stepping stone to international development work. Individuals participating in the Internship and Development Program have the unique opportunity of experiencing first-hand worker self-management in the workplace, shattering conceptions considered fundamental in our capitalist economy. Part of the program is a grant proposal and project, where individuals gain valuable grant writing skills as well as project management and implementation skills, all while learning about sustainable development.
Open Movements can organize a trip for any individuals or groups interested in the expansive landscape of social movements here in Argentina. Our extensive contact database and close relationships allow us to customize tours, giving individuals an inside look at the social economy. Take advantage of the personalization offered within our tours to discover and gain valuable knowledge about recovered factories, social organizations & NGOs, agrotourism, and much more.