The article focuses on development plan that includes solidarity economy policy in two European countries with two different regulatory settings, Italy and France.
The article works on two case studies, two regional networks of solidarity economy, involved in regional development plan. The article focuses on the relationship between them and the public institution.
The two regional contexts show that the more cooperating is the governance, the more the political framework is relevant to the implementation of an inclusive economy. It puts into question the role of public institution and the policy-makers in implementing local governance.
Finally, the article presents a typology of relationship between political institution and solidarity economy. The hypothesis is that when there is a mutual reciprocity between the two forms of regulation there can be a path of social innovation.