Social Economy, Salvatori in the European Commission’s expert group

 

Gianluca Salvatori, Euricse Secretary General, has been appointed member of a new expert group on “Social Economy and Social Enterprise” set up by the European Commission’s Social Business Initiative (SBI). The purpose of this new group will be to discuss and agree on developing and strengthening activities related to the development of the potential of the social economy and social enterprises, aiming to promote innovation and positive impact on the economy and society at large. The expert group’s actions will focus on 5 pillars: access to finance, access to markets, better framework conditions, new technologies and social innovation, as well as the development of an international dimension.

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Call for proposals: “Tackling the migration and refugee challenge”

The Research Seminar “Tackling the migration and refugee challenge” will take place on November 22 – 23, 2018 at the University of Trento (Department of Sociology and Social Research). The seminar is aimed to reflect on the potential of local communities to self-organize and design effective solutions for tackling the challenges posed by migrations to local societies. The call for proposals for paper presentations is open.  Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 15 July 2018. Interested authors should submit a 250-300 word abstract of their contribution that includes: author(s)’ full information (including country, gender and whether ECI); contribution title; main research objective/question; methodological approach; (expected) results and contribution, and bibliography. All submissions will be made via email to the address empowerse-migration@emes.net

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“Financial mechanisms for Innovative Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems”, the new Research Project

At the end of a competitive bidding process, Euricse was awarded a contract by the ILO to conduct an international research project on “Financial mechanisms for innovative social and solidarity economy ecosystems”. Supported by the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social and Solidarity Economy of the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and promoted by the International Labour Organization (ILO), this project aims at fostering a better understanding of the financial mechanisms that support and consolidate the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE). The project’s direct beneficiaries will be policy makers, social partners, development organizations who, through a better understanding of SSE ecosystems and the supporting financial mechanisms, will be better equipped to take advantage of this potential in promoting social justice and creating decent work for all.

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ECOOPE presents its Co-operative Entrepreneurship Toolkit

Euricse is proud to present the Ecoope Toolkit, an online library of guides and resources on cooperative entrepreneurship teaching developed by Euricse and their 7 partners as part of ECOOPE, a project cofunded by the European Union.

The documents will prove useful for teachers and Professors (vocational training and guidance, secondary schools, University, Business Administration, Social Economy, Entrepreneurship…), co-operatives and social economy organisations, future entrepreneurs and individuals interested in alternative and sustainable ways of creating employment.

The pack contains the following documents:

1) Good Practice Guide of European Cooperative Entrepreneurship teaching initiatives (both Secondary and Higher Education) by PEEP (Portugal).

2) Evaluation Methodology Tool to assess Cooperative Entrepreneurship teaching programmes by LUT (Finland).

3) Educational guide and printables based on ECOOPE’s Secondary Education pilot training programme, carried out in January 2018 to introduce a group of Portuguese and Spanish students to Cooperative Entrepreneurship and design thinking by Valnalón.

4) Guide of ECOOPE’s Higher Education Pilot Traning Programme by CISE. This training programme was developed in Feb-Mar 2018 with a group of graduates and undergraduates from different European countries (one week introductory course on cooperatives and entrepreneurship and 4 weeks at a European cooperative solving one of their challenges).

You can download all of them by clicking here or download here the ones you are interested on at: youth.ecoope.eu/documents

 

Registration open. Co-operative entrepreneurship: a tool for a sustainable, viable future

Santander (Spain), June 21 & 22 2018. Registration is free.

Euricse is partner in the ECOOPE (European Co-operative Entrepreneurship Experience) project, focused on youth unemployment and the co-operative model. Join us as we present the project findings, good practices, and training models.

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Call for Papers: “Tackling the migration and refugee challenge”

The Research Seminar “Tackling the migration and refugee challenge” will take place on November 22 – 23, 2018 at the University of Trento, Italy – Department of Sociology and Social Research.

The seminar is aimed to reflect on the potential of local communities to self-organize and design effective solutions for tackling the challenges posed by migrations to local societies, particularly, the creation of innovative organizations.

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II° International Seminar of the International Network “Foreign Immigration in the Alps – FORALPS”

ALPINE REFUGEES. FROM LOCAL RECEPTION TO COMMUNITY RESILIENCE

Pacefuturo ONLUS, Pettinengo – Biella (Italy)
May 17-18-19, 2017

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9th International workshop on cooperative finance and sustainable development | Registrations are now open

14-15 June 2018, Trento, Italy

Euricse announces the organization of the 9th Euricse International Workshop on Cooperative Finance and Sustainable Development. The workshop, organized in collaboration with the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Trento and Federcasse (Italian Federation of Cooperative Credit Banks), with the support of EACB (the European Association of Co-operative Banks), will be held in Trento, Italy on June 14th and 15th, 2018.

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World Co-operative Monitor Call for Data. Deadline April 30th 2018

The World Co-operative Monitor, published by the International Co-operative Alliance in conjunction with our scientific partner, Euricse, has become the premier source of annual data on the size of the co-operative economy. It has become a crucial resource for raising the co-operative profile and impact with policymakers, industry professionals and the public at large. It is also an important tool for researchers around the globe.

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IHCO Report 2017. Assessing the worldwide contribution of cooperatives to healthcare.

The International Health Cooperative Organisation (IHCO) and the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (Euricse) agreed to jointly develop a research initiative on the contribution of healthcare cooperatives to improve people’s health and wellbeing across the world.

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JEOD: the new issue of the review is out

The new issue (Volume 6, Issue 2)  of the international scientific review The Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity (JEOD) is now available online.

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Workshop: “Co-operation as Coordination Mechanism: consequences on the interpretation of the cooperative enterprise”

On December 4th and 5th the international workshop organized by EURICSE and entitled “Co-operation as Coordination Mechanism: consequences on the interpretation of the cooperative enterprise“, organized by Euricse, was held at the Department of Sociology and Social Research in Trento. The workshop, organized by Carlo Borzaga and Ermanno Tortia, convened approximately thirty scholars from around the world, including Johnston Birchall (Stirling University), Murray Fulton (Saskatchewan University), Anna Grandori (Bocconi University), and Lorenzo Sacconi (Trento University).

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