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Published on 16/03/2017 by redazione

Towards a European Statute for Social and Solidarity-Based Enterprise

A chat with Professor Antonio Fici about his latest study for the European Parliament. “The hope is to now move from theory to practice, meaning concrete legislative initiatives which identify and promote social enterprises.”

Social enterprises (SE) are subject to ad hoc legislation in an increasing number of EU jurisdictions, and legislative initiatives in this field are under consideration by EU institutions. With the aim of deepening the understanding of this topic, the Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs of the European Parliament commissioned, oversaw and published, just a few days ago, the study entitled “A European Statute for Social and Solidarity-Based Enterprise”. (more…)

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Published on 09/03/2017 by redazione

JEOD: the new issue of the review is out

The new issue (Volume 5, Issue 1)  of the international scientific review The Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity (JEOD) is now available online. It is a double blind peer refereed review which publishes theoretical as well as empirical researches on the entrepreneurial phenomenon from different perspectives (economics, sociology, political sciences, law).
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Published on 12/01/2017 by redazione

Euricse and ILO join forces toward improving cooperative statistics

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…)

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Published on 15/12/2016 by redazione

HIGHLIGHTS 2016

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.

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Published on 26/10/2016 by redazione

Social enterprises and their eco-systems: developments in Europe

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…)

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Published on 11/10/2016 by redazione

Key findings from the World Co-operative Monitor 2016

 

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…)

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Published on 06/10/2016 by redazione

Euricse and C-Bird for social enterprises in Serbia

“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…)

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Published on 29/09/2016 by redazione

Study launch: health cooperatives and mutuals worldwide

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…)

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Published on 28/09/2016 by redazione

World Co-operative Monitor to be released on October 12, 2016

 

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…)

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Published on 31/08/2016 by redazione

8th International workshop on cooperative finance and sustainable development | Call for papers

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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…)

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Published on 21/07/2016 by redazione

EMES | Call for Papers on “Social Enterprise in Post-Communist Societies”

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.

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Published on 15/07/2016 by redazione

New features in the upcoming World Co-operative Monitor report

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…)

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