“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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
World Co-operative Monitor 2017: key findings
Download here the 2017 World Co-operative Monitor Report!
Make sure to take part in the 2018 Monitor call for data.
Kuala Lumpur, 16 November 2017 – The International Co-operative Alliance and Euricse, the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises, published today its sixth annual World Co-operative Monitor. The publication reports on the world’s largest co-operative and mutual organisations, providing a ranking of the Top 300 and sectorial analysis based on 2015 financial data. The 2017 World Co-operative Monitor collected data for 2,379 organisations from 8 sectors of activity, 1,436 of which had a turnover of more than USD100m. The Top 300 co-operatives and mutuals report a total turnover of 2.16 trillion USD. (more…)
Euricse participation at the International Co-operative Alliance Global Conference
From the 14th to the 17th of November the global co-operative movement will gather in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the ICA Conference and General Assembly. Euricse will be involved in numerous ways in the rich programme focused on “Putting People at the Centre of Development”.
Since 2012 Euricse and the Alliance have partnered to produce the World Co-operative Monitor, a unique research project presenting data on the global co-operative movement. In addition to the rankings of the world’s largest 300 co-operative and mutual organizations, this year the Monitor has some exciting new features. The analysis on co-operative capital continues with a comparison between the Top 300 and a sample of small to medium sized co-operatives. Within each sector, not only are the rankings of the top per sector reported, but also trend analysis on the performance of these co-operatives and mutuals over the last 5 years. (more…)
Update of the mapping of social enterprises and their ecosystems in Europe
Together with the EMES International Research Network, Euricse has recently won the call for tenders launched by the European Commission (Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion) for the “Update of the mapping of social enterprises and their ecosystems in Europe”.
The objectives of the project are threefold.
Firstly, it aims at updating the country reports on 21 EU countries that were published in 2014 as a result of the first mapping study promoted by the European Commission. Seven country reports had been updated during the second phase of the mapping study, carried out in 2016, which targeted seven EU countries. (more…)