This joint initiative is part of the global effort around improving cooperative statistics. The 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) held in Geneva from in October 2013 recognized the importance of having more comprehensive and internationally comparable statistics on the cooperatives by adopting a resolution for advancing work on the topic. (more…)Read more
The end of the year is a time to look back at what we’ve accomplished and gather new ideas for projects and activities for the year to come, without losing sight of our main goal: to create knowledge and enrich the debate on the cooperative business model in order to demonstrate its relevance in modern economic and social systems. 2016 was a fruitful year at Euricse and we’d like to share some of the key results with you.Read more
The number of social enterprises in Europe is increasing and they are engaging in new fields. Many countries are introducing new legislation as well as new support schemes to boost the development of social enterprises.
Both public and private markets offer new opportunities for social enterprises to start up and grow, reveals the new report “Social enterprises and their eco-systems: developments in Europe” published by the European Commission. The research was conducted by independent academics supported by the Euricse and EMES network . (more…)Read more
The World Co-operative Monitor 2016 is the fifth edition of the annual research report produced by the International Co-operative Alliance (the Alliance) with the scientific and technical support of Euricse. The research, widely considered the primary source for global statistics on the economic dimensions of the co-operative movement, includes a new feature in 2016: an analysis of the capital structure of the Top 300 co-operative enterprises. Also included in this year’s edition is a special section focusing on consumer co-operatives within the Wholesale and retail trade sector. (more…)Read more
“Could networking be a way to empower social enterprises in Serbia?” was the title of a full day training dedicated to social enterprises that was held in Belgrade on October 7th. The event is organised as a part of Aleksandra Bobic’s secondment in the “Zip Centar za mlade biznis inkubator DOO” Pirot – Serbia within the C-BIRD project and is supported by all the main actors involved in the promotion of social enterprises in Serbia participating in the Coalition for the development of social enterprises. (more…)Read more
The research “Health cooperatives and mutuals worldwide – an analysis of the contribution to citizens’ health by cooperatives around the world” will be launched during sectorial meeting on “Health and Social Services – The Cooperatives’ Way” on the occasion of the International Summit of Cooperatives, which will be held in Quebec City. On October 12, Gianluca Salvatori will present the study, which is aimed to analyze the contribution of health cooperatives and mutuals to the promotion of citizens’ health within different national welfare systems. Euricse is conducting this study in collaboration with IHCO (International Health Co-operative Organization). (more…)Read more
The 2016 edition of the World Co-operative Monitor will be released on October 12, 2016. On that day, Euricse Secretary General, Gianluca Salvatori, will present some of the key findings in a round table at the International Summit of Cooperatives in Quebec, Canada. Concurrently, the report will be available for free download at www.monitor.coop and on a USB key at the Summit. (more…)Read more
Trento, Italy on June 15th and 16th, 2017
Euricse announces the organization of the 8th International Workshop on Cooperative Finance and Sustainable Development. The workshop is organized in collaboration with Federcasse (Italian Federation of Cooperative Credit Banks) and with the support of EACB (the European Association of Co-operative Banks). (more…)Read more
Giulia Galera will be guest editor (with Jacques Defourny and Michael Roy) of the Special Issue of East European Politics on “Social Enterprise in Post-Communist Societies“. A Call for Papers has just been launched for full papers exploring such questions, and a range of others under this broad theme, are welcome, and should be submitted by 31 December 2016. Only after feedback from the guest editors should the papers be submitted to the journal.Read more
The 5th edition of the World Co-operative Monitor, an initiative of the International Co-operative Alliance and Euricse, will be published this fall and presented by Gianluca Salvatori at the International Summit of Cooperatives on October 11, 2016 in Quebec, Canada. The report presents the results from quantitative research on the world’s largest cooperative and mutual enterprises. (more…)Read more
We invite you to submit a paper on community-based, collaborative solutions to sustainable economic development in and around Biosphere Reserves to the Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity (JEOD).
Submission: Please submit by November 1st, 2016Read more
The kick-off meeting of the research project “Health cooperatives and mutuals worldwide – analysis of the contribution to citizens’ health by cooperatives around the world” managed by Euricse in collaboration with IHCO will be held on Friday, July 8 in Madrid, at the headquarters of Asisa (a health insurance cooperative, member of the Fundación Espriu and co-founder of IHCO). The research project examines both members and users of health cooperatives and studies the way in which health cooperatives operate in and contribute to the welfare system of their country. It aims to perform both quantitative and qualitative analysis on health cooperatives and the systems in which they operate.Read more