Learning Community , Introduction to the cost-benefit analysis model

Research Area: Measurement and Impact
Scientific coordinator: Paolo Fontana

Project status:  concluded,with continuing support

Con.Solida, the consortium of social cooperatives in Trentino, entrusted Euricse with running a training activity called “LEARNING COMMUNITY – Introduction to the cost-benefit analysis model”, derived from models developed within the research project “Analysing the social impact, work quality and welfare systems of cooperative and social enterprises”.


The cost-benefit analysis model developed by Euricse calculates the benefits of the presence of social cooperatives from a strictly economic perspective, in terms of a net saving for the public administration. The training activity therefore had the objective of teaching the model to the Trentino cooperatives belonging to Con.Solida, so that from 2015 they could use it to report their generated impact, in accordance with the incentives provided by the Trento Agenzia di Lavoro.  

Main results

The training process involved around 20 type-B cooperatives in Trentino, which shared and learned the methodologies and the significance of evaluating impact. They initially tested out the model in order to be able to start reporting the results of their integrations in economic terms as of this year. Though the training activity has officially ended, during the year Euricse will continue to offer support and advice on compilation to the social cooperatives when they begin to apply the model to their annual reporting.


Agenzia del lavoro di Trento


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