13th International Workshop on Cooperative and Responsible Finance for Development: Call for Papers
16-17 June 2022, Trento, Italy
Euricse announces the organization of the 13th 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 16th and 17th, 2022.
The organizers are then inviting papers that explore the following themes:
New approaches and new institutions for responsible and sustainable finance and investments.
The role of financial services and local banks for economic success in regional and in global markets.
The concept and procedures of retaining or establishing the link with local societies.
Ways to diversify the credit risk of local banks without endangering their support of local communities.
Research on the management and the special role of cooperative banks in the economy.
Cooperative banks and EU regulations.
Social venture investments, development finance, climate and green finance based on private investors, both in a global and European perspective, with reference also to the European Green Deal.
Cooperative and ethical banks’ engagement in social finance to encourage sustainable development and social economy.
Governance issues for coop and ethical banks deriving from consolidation, de-mutualization, re-mutualization and the use of hybrid structures.
Searching for fertile ground for the diffusion of the cooperative and ethical banking model: prerequisites, socio-economic coincidence and need within and beyond the European level.
The post-Covid economy: a new role for cooperative and ethical finance?
Fintech and blockchain technologies.
Workshop Scientific Committee
Silvio Goglio, University of Trento, Italy (chair)
Yiorgos Alexopoulos, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Giovanni Ferri, Lumsa University of Rome, Italy
Detlev Hummel, University of Potsdam, Germany
Panu Kalmi, University of Vaasa, Finland
Juan Lopez, Federcasse, Italy
Eric Meyer, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Gemany
The methodology of the workshop is interdisciplinary and integrative. There will be only plenary sessions in order to stimulate interaction, exchange of ideas and debate. The organizers hope that by June 2022 all epidemic problems will be over: in this case the Workshop will be held in physical presence, with the possibility of remote connection (via Zoom) for listeners only. If problems will persist, the workshop will only be held remotely.
The Scientific Committee will not only examine the papers by their scientific and innovative value but it will try to achieve a balance between the workshop themes.
A limited number of scholarships designed to encourage the participation of young researchers will be offered. For more details, please visit our web site www.euricse.eu or write to organizational secretary firstname.lastname@example.org after February 2022.
All abstracts should be prepared in A4 format (Times New Roman, size 12 fonts, single-spaced) and be no more than 500 words length. Authors’ full title, name, address, organization and email address should be included at the end of the abstract.
Abstracts are invited up to the end of December 2021 to the following email address: email@example.com.
The Scientific Committee will carefully review the applications and advise the selected authors to extend the abstracts into the full papers, which must be sent to the organizers by the end of March 2022.
The authors of accepted papers will be notified by the end of April 2022.
Save the date! On 8th september Chiara Carini, senior researcher at Euricse, will join a plenary section at the Eighth #CIRIEC International Congress on Social Economy Research named “Social Solidarity Economy and the 2030 Agenda”. Chiara, together with Hyungsik Eum from the #ICA and Simel Esim from the ILO, will discuss the recent developments regarding statistics on cooperatives, including main contents of the Guidelines adopted by the 20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS), and also examining some issues still to be addressed in order to advance statistics on cooperatives.
⏰ The session will be held online at 2.10 pm Costarica’s Time, 22.10 pm Italy’s Time.
Comprendere le trasformazioni della realtà sociale, acquisire strumenti concreti per la gestione di progetti e cambiamenti, integrare le strategie aziendali per contribuire alla creazione di valore condiviso e bene comune, approfondire la dimensione sociale S dei criteri ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) in una visione di lungo periodo. Sono questi i punti di forza del programma di formazione executive FONDAMENTI DELL’IMPRESA RESPONSABILE di cui Euricse è partner insieme a Luiss Business School, Dynamo Academy e Fondazione Adriano Olivetti
Sono ancora aperte le iscrizioni!
12 incontri a cominciare da ottobre 2021 per un totale di 120 ore tra #Ivrea, #Limestre e #Roma.
About 80 people connected to the online event to participate in the four sessions and the virtual round table focused on Covid 19. During the workshop, organized byEuricse with Federcasse BCC and the University of Trento, with the support of European Association of Co-operative Banks, the researchers focused on two challenges that the cooperative credit sector is facing. The event was attended by prof. Silvio Goglio, researcher Euricse,and many international guests.
Thanks to all the speakers and participants! See you then at the 13th edition, hoping to be able to meet face to face!
The 27th edition of the International Day of Cooperatives falls in the ICA’s Centenary with the slogan #RebuildBetterTogether: Discover how cooperatives are celebrating #CoopsDay worldwide! They will show how they are facing the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic with solidarity and resilience, as respect for the environment and the well being of communities are the pillars of the future. On #Coopsday stay tuned for a preview of the 2021 edition of the World Cooperative Monitor focused on the impact of Covid 19 on large cooperatives.
Cooperative and responsible finance in an international webinar
On the 17th of June the twelfth edition of the workshop with 20 scholars from all over the world
The challenges and prospects for growth of cooperative and responsible finance are at the center of the 12th annual workshop on the subject, organized online on June 17th by Euricse in collaboration with Federcasse (Italian Federation of Cooperative Credit Banks) and the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Trento, with the support of EACB (the European Association of Co-operative Banks). Four sessions with 20 scholars and researchers representing 22 universities and research centers will discuss the potential for innovation in the sector. The event will be closed by a roundtable on the impact of the Covid pandemic on the banking system.
The increasing attention towards an economy based not only on material products, but also on relationships, combined with demographic changes and various states’ fiscal crises, opens growth opportunities for activities requiring investments in health and healthcare, social and personal services, online assistance, green industry, and environmental protection. This trend has become even more important because of the recent pandemic, which has weakened the global economy as a whole and increased domestic and international imbalances, jeopardizing social cohesion and international relations. Cooperative and ethical banks, alternative funds and financial institutions that have invested in social innovation have thus shown great potential. These are the premises of the workshop organized by Euricse, the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Trento, Federcasse and EACB on the 17th of June, 2021.
During the online workshop, scholars from universities and centers will discuss about social finance institutions, cooperative banks and digitalization. A broad overview on regional banking systems will be provided as well: from German regional cooperative banks to rural credit cooperatives in Russia and financial services for poor farmers in Thailand.
The workshop, which will be opened by Silvio Goglio and Flavio Bazzana representing Euricse and the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Trento, will be closed by a roundtable on the impact of the Covid pandemic on the banking system, with the participation of Sergio Gatti, general director of Federcasse, and Volker Heegeman, head of legal department at EACB.
World Cooperative Monitor 2020, the official launch on the 20th of January
The ninth edition of the Monitor is going to be presented during an international webinar
On the 20th of January 2021 at 2 pm (CET) on Zoom, Euricse, together with the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA), is presenting the 2020 issue of the World Cooperative Monitor.
The ninth edition of the report explores the economic and social impact of the largest cooperatives and mutuals worldwide, providing a ranking of the Top 300, sector rankings, a focus on the Covid response and a chapter on the contributions to meeting Goal 13 (Climate Action) of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Coop cinema, the last episode about “Empowering the planet” rescheduled on the 27th of January
Renewable energy coops in Costa Rica and a cooperative of waste picklers in Argentina as fair models for a clean future of our planet. The third and last episode of Coop Cinema is about “Empowering the planet“. We will screen two documentaries featuring renewable energy coops in Costa Rica and cooperative Creando Conciencia in Buenos Aires (AR). On the 27th of January from 5 pm Around the Worldcollaborators and sponsors will be joined by Gianluca Salvatori, Euricse secretary general, to comment on the two documentaries and discuss the key cooperative themes with participants.
“Coop cinema” is a series of online events from October to December featuring screenings of a selection of documentaries produced by Sara Vicari and Andrea Mancori, each followed by reflections from our researchers on the key themes, such as cooperative models, governance, the future of work, and local development.
Please register here in order to attend the event.
It will create a fruitful discussion forum with representatives of international institutions, researchers and organizations that have a longstanding experience in supporting the development of SEs and similar organizations (more broadly, the social economy and the social and solidarity economy) worldwide. Presentations will shed light on both good practices of public policies that stimulate SEs and on key bottlenecks that are still preventing to fully harness their potential in addressing multiple needs arising in local communities.
By facilitating the active engagement of key stakeholders from Jordan, the seminar will enable to take stock of the expertise of the presenters, who will present the outcomes of selected projects and research actions with a view to suggesting possible strategies whereby to support the development of SEs as drivers for inclusive growth in Jordan. Adequate space will be devoted to questions, comments and requests for clarifications. Participants will be moreover invited to watch a few videos illustrating the story of innovative social enterprise initiatives that have been supported by the Mubaderoon project.
A selected number of public authorities, social entrepreneurs, and key stakeholders from Jordan will be invited to participate. The webinar will be however open to the participation of all potentially interested persons.
Mubaderoon project: The overall objectives of the project are to enhance the contribution of individuals and social institutions in supporting their communities through the provision of social solutions and services implemented through community-based poverty reduction initiatives and enterprises. As a consequence, this will promote the concept of social inclusion for those in need of care, especially youth/women by integrating them into a productive process that qualifies them to engage in a formal economic system, through the establishment and development of community-based entrepreneurial initiatives that foster community innovation. The targeted governorates are Amman (East Amman), Taflieh and Ajloun, with the aim to contribute to the improvement of social and economic services in their communities and the creation of formal employment opportunities (full/part time and voluntary work). This project is funded by the European Union – European Development Fund and implemented through Plan International – Jordan Office and partners, Ruwwad, Alfanar and Euricse.
Join Euricse’s trip around the world on Zoom and Facebook
From a voluntary association in the South of Italy to a food cooperative in Warsaw: how can social economy organizations empower communities? “Coop cinema” is a series of online events from October to December featuring screenings of a selection of documentaries produced by Sara Vicari and Andrea Mancori, each followed by reflections from Euricse researchers on the key themes, such as cooperative models, governance, the future of work, and local development.
The second episode is about “Empowering communities”. On the 18th of November we will screen two documentaries featuring association “Casa di Alice” in Castel Volturno (Italy) and Kooperatywa Dobrze in Warsaw (Poland). Around the World collaborators and sponsors will be joined by Jacopo Sforzi, Euricse researcher, to comment on the two documentaries and discuss the key cooperative themes with participants.
Documentaries and discussion on the cooperative economy around the world
A trip around the world in three webinars recounting the cooperative economy through the work of Around the World.coop and commentary from Euricse. “Coop cinema” is a series of online events from October to December featuring screenings of a selection of documentaries produced by Sara Vicari and Andrea Mancori, each followed by reflections from our researchers on the key themes, such as cooperative models, governance, the future of work, and local development.
The first episode is about “Empowering workers”. On 7th October at 5 pm (CEST time) we will screen two documentaries featuring Up&Go cooperative in NY (USA) and Cheeseboard Collective in Berkeley, CA (USA). Around the World collaborators and sponsors will be joined by Riccardo Bodini, Euricse director, and Giulia Galera, Euricse senior researcher, to comment on the two documentaries and discuss the key cooperative themes with participants.
Please register here in order to receive the link to attend the event. You will be able to attend “Coop cinema” on streaming on Euricse Facebook page, as well.
aroundtheworld.coop is a project dreamt and developed by Andrea and Sara, a married couple who decided to put together their passions and skills and embark on a thrilling experience of a lifetime: travelling around the world for one year, documenting different sorts of cooperatives on all the continents. The project has also been possible thanks to the partnership with the International Co-operative Alliance and its regional offices.