The co-operative advantage
Innovation, co-operation and why sharing business ownership is good for Britain.
The Co-operative Advantage, edited by Ed Mayo, is a blueprint for a future social economy in the UK and draws on research over three years with co-operative business experts, advised by Professor Michael Best, University of Massachusetts Lowell, an internationally recognized authority on sector development. (more…)
Social and solidarity economy academy – 5th edition
Johannesburg, South Africa, 27th-30 July 2015
The theme of the 5th edition of the ILO Academy on social and solidarity economy will be “Social innovation in the world of work”. The ILO global constituents, development partners in South Africa and other stakeholders have been involved in the discussion of the related sub-topics in order to ensure that the content of the Academy is demand driven based on the challenges and needs in Africa and elsewhere. (more…)
World Co-operative Monitor 2015 – Less than two weeks to submit your coop’s data
The main goal of the World Co-operative Monitor project is to develop a multi-dimensional database reporting on the socio-economic value and impact of co-operatives both within a global scenario and in their regional and national contexts.
Since 2011, Euricse has been collaborating with the International Co-operative Alliance, the organization that represents the cooperative movement at a global level, on mapping the world’s biggest cooperatives in all economic sectors.
Cooperatives have time until May 15th to complete the online questionnaire and submit their coop’s 2013 data to be included in the upcoming report.
A short guide to completing the form is available here. (more…)
ICA Global Conference – Towards 2020 What will your co-operative look like?
10-13 November 2015, Antalya, Turkey
The International Co-operative Alliance’s 2015 global conference is the platform for co-operators to stay on top of developments and take best practices home. Co-operatives need to continue to affirm and communicate their leadership as socially embedded and sustainable enterprises. Sustainability is one of the focal points of the conference, together with participation, identity, access to capital and legal frameworks.
For further information about the programme of the conference, please visit www.antalya2015.coop
Executive.coop advanced training course “Public-private partnership”
The new edition of the advanced training course “Public- private partnership” will take place in Trento, on the 16-18 of April and on the 7-9 of May.
Executive.coop is a course organized by Euricse designed specifically for cooperative managers and social entrepreneurs, who wish to broaden and deepen their professional and managerial skills focusing on the most important and strategic topics pertaining to managing a cooperative enterprise. (more…)
Personalisation and Social Entrepreneurship, European Summer School On Social Economy
July 6th-11th, 2015, Bertinoro Residential Centre, University of Bologna
The Department of Economics, in collaboration with AICCON and in partnership with the Department of Architecture of the University of Bologna, EMES Network, EURICSE and SECS IRT (University of Bologna), is pleased to announce the European Summer School on Social Economy, whose 4th Edition will take place at Bertinoro (FC) Campus of the University of Bologna. (more…)
ICA Research International Conference The future of the Cooperative model: creativity, innovation and research
27-30 May 2015, Paris
Crisis highlighted that innovation, creativity, production process, governance and financing are essential elements of the productive organization to face problems and grow up.
The aim of the conference is to point out experiences of cooperatives and social economic organizations on creativity and innovation. For that, the conference wants to bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners from different cooperative and social economic fields and from different countries to debate about the amazing creativity that cooperatives harness to innovate and to develop new solutions for their members. (more…)
5th CIRIEC International Research Conference
CIRIEC-Portugal and CIRIEC-International (the International Centre of Research and Information on the Public, Social and Cooperative Economy) are organizing the 5th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social Economy that will take place next July the 15th to 18th 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal.
The general theme for this 5th Research Conference is “Social economy in a globalized world”. (more…)
JEOD special issue on cooperative banks
JEOD Vol. 3, Issue 1
Edited by Silvio Goglio (University of Trento; Euricse) and Yiorgos Alexopoulos (Agricultural University of Athens; Euricse)
Are cooperative banks at a turning point? Many changes that have occurred in the last years in the economic and social framework make this question quite actual. This special issue argues that the new reality created by the great financial crisis has fostered the development of cooperative banks —at least at the local level— and allowed them to re-establish and even strengthen trust towards the banking system in a period when this was strongly endangered. The crisis has also proved the soundness of many hypotheses expressed by researchers about the behavior of cooperative banks stemming from their governance, business model and specialization, which heavily rely on relationship-based retail banking.
The volume is available online at: www.jeodonline.com