Press from Euricse Network
Press from Euricse Network
“Tackling the migration and refugee challenge”
How to Complete your Registration for the Research Workshop
We only have a few weeks left and the W2G PROGRAMME is ready. 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). As the workshop approaches, the organisers collected some practical information about the venue, how to get to the venue, about hotels and other useful information. First step: please complete this form. Remember that we have created hashtags for the social media that you can use: #WG2socentmigration and #EMPOWERSE_COST and you can use @euricse, @emesnetwork and @COSTprogramme to tag the organizers.
JEOD: the new issue of the review is out
“Social innovation in social enterprises: what is going on?”
The new special issue “Social innovation in social enterprises: what is going on?” (Volume 7, Issue 1) of the international scientific Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity (JEOD) is now available online.
10th International Workshop on Cooperative and Responsible Finance for Development
CALL FOR PAPERS
20-21 June 2019, Trento, Italy
Euricse announces the organization of the 10th Euricse International Workshop on Cooperative and Responsible Finance for 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 20th and 21st, 2019.
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.
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
Top 300 co-operatives are worth over 2 trillion
From Co-operative News article released on 05 November 2013
The world’s top 300 co-operatives have continued to grow, achieving an overall turnover of USD $2,097 billion in 2011. The results of the survey confirm an increase from 2010, when the world’s top 300 co-operatives, distributed in 24 countries, had a turnover of USD $1,975 billion. (more…)
Success for the online campaign stories.coop
October 10, 2013
A new site for promoting the database, with innovations including journalistic reports, analyses and case studies.
Offical launch will be at the International conference in Cape Town.
Stories.coop is the first global digital campaign to choose the storytelling tradition as a way of communicating the cooperative experience to the general public. Devised for 2012, the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives, the aim of Stories.coop was to present a new story of cooperation from around the world every day during the year. By exploring a wide variety of sectors, sizes and countries, the project promoted the cooperative model in all its diversity, highlighting cooperatives’ contribution to social and economic development and supporting the formation and growth of cooperative enterprises at an international level. (more…)
Co-operatives fly through financial crisis, turnover reaches USD 2 trillion
Manchester, October 31st 2012
World Co-operative Monitor launched in Manchester
The global co-operative sector defied a general business trend and thrived trhough the heights of the Global Financial Crisis, according to a new scientific report.
The inaugural World Co-operative Monitor, ranking the largest co-operative and mutual enterprises by turnover and collecting data on all sizes of co-operatives across the globe in categories, was launched today in Manchester by its partners the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) and The European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (EURICSE). (more…)
European Commissioner Barnier responds to Euricse’s appeal for greater attention toward cooperative banks
Trento, Sepember 26 2012
Good news for European cooperative banking. After the European Banking Authority, now the European Commission, represented by the Commissioner responsible for internal market and services, Michel Barnier, has also responded positively to the appeal launched by Euricse in March, demanding that EU institutions pay more attention to local and cooperative banks. The appeal (download it here) emphasized the role that these institutions can play in diversifying the credit market and supporting the real economy, and warned legislators against the excessively simplified and standardized vision supported by recent regulatory frameworks such as Basel III. (more…)
Promoting the understanding of cooperatives for a better world. Conference draws to a close
Venice, March 19 2012
Final statement from Carlo Borzaga, president of Euricse, sums up the two days
The conference “Promoting the understanding of cooperatives for a better world” organized by Euricse, the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) and the Alliance of Italian Cooperatives for the UN International Year of Cooperatives closed on Friday in Venice. The twoday conference featured over 50 speakers from around the world debating issues connected to the cooperative world. The participants also signed an appeal asking the European Union’s governments to pay greater attention to the importance of cooperative banks to economic recovery. Carlo Borzaga, the president of Euricse, summed up the conference with a concluding statement. (more…)
Promoting the understanding of cooperatives for a better world
Venice, March 16 2012
First statements from keynote speakers on the economic importance of the cooperative model
In order to cope with the economic and social crisis, “in the future we will have to ask for help from the cooperative world. Not just in the social services, but also in the reorganization of labour, taking inspiration from this alternative model.” So said Romano Prodi, Italy’s former Prime Minister and the ex-president of the European Commission yesterday, opening the international conference “Promoting the understanding of cooperatives for a better world”, currently taking place in Venice (15-16 March). Prodi delved further into the state of the global economy and the imbalance in the distribution of employment, concluding regretfully that “the inclusivity of the cooperative system and its positive changes to the employment model run up against a lack of responses and courage from the political leadership.” (more…)
More attention to cooperative and local banks is essential to Europe’s economic recovery
Venice, March 16 2012
An appeal presented in Venice during an international conference on cooperatives asks the European Union to focus on funding the real economy in order to overcome the economic crisis
Carlo Borzaga, the president of Euricse, launched an appeal on behalf of the community of experts from the cooperative world yesterday in Venice, during the international conference on cooperatives “Promoting the understanding of cooperatives for a better world”. He asked all the European Union heads of state and government, the EU’s governing bodies and the European banking authorities to pay more attention “to the role of cooperative banks in Europe’s economic recovery.” (more…)