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Published on 25/02/2019by redazione

JEOD: the new issue of the review is out

The new issue (Volume 7, Issue 2) of the international scientific Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity (JEOD) is now available online.

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Published on 30/01/2019by redazione

Structure and performance of Italian cooperatives

The Istat-Euricse report on the size of the cooperative sector

On 25 January 2019, in accordance with Euricse, the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) published the first report on the size of the cooperative sector. The report is part of the research agreement “Dimensions, evolution and characteristics of the social economy” stipulated between Istat and Euricse with the aim of providing a homogeneous statistical framework on organisations in the social economy. Further presentations will follow, along with excerpts of the ebook in English, in the coming months.

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Mapping study on social enterprise ecosystems: the first seven reports are available

Latvia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Austria, Germany, Lithuania. The first seven country reports have been published on the European Commission’s website, and are now available for download. The study “Social enterprises and their eco-systems in Europe” is progressively concluding, and – with it – a real mapping of social enterprises in Europe (but not only) is beginning to take shape, shedding light on the nuances, peculiarities and legal frameworks that characterize the diverse countries. The study presents a thorough analysis, expanding knowledge on the reality of social enterprises. It comes as a follow-up to the 2014 Mapping Study of 28 countries and its 2016 update to seven of them, which contributed to providing a first comparable picture of social enterprise dynamics across 28 EU countries and Switzerland. The refining of the methodology, as tested in 2016, improved the accuracy of the application of the Operational Definition to better capture recent developments in the field.

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Published on 28/12/2018by redazione

Integration of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers: two new OECD publications

Two separate articles, both published in the OECD’s LEED Working Paper Series. Giulia Galera, senior researcher at Euricse, worked on the publication of two studies that, from different angles, analyse the integration processes scattered across different European countries. The publications are available online, directly from the OECD website. What are the issues tackled in the publications? Below you can read and consult the related abstracts.

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Published on 29/11/2018by redazione

Tackling the migration and refugee challenge

A fruitful discussion forum among over 40 researchers

by Giulia Galera, Rocío Nogales

The WG2 COST Research Workshop “Tackling the migration and refugee challenge” organized in the framework of the COST Action EMPOWER-SE, succeeded in creating a fruitful discussion forum among over 40 researchers coming from 15 diverse EU countries, who are studying the migration phenomenon from different disciplinary angles.
During the two-days COST workshop economists, sociologists, anthropologists and political scientists shared the findings of their in-progress investigations and contributed to shed light on both the limitations and challenges faced by current research in a field that has high policy implications.

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Published on 28/11/2018by redazione

Euricse celebrates its 10th anniversary with a new book

“Rediscovering cooperatives”, a decade of studies in ten chapters, released to celebrate the milestone

 

Ten years have passed since the birth of Euricse, the ICA’s partner in producing the World Cooperative Monitor. Since 2008, the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises has grown; it has actively participated in the dissemination of knowledge about the social and solidarity economy; it has refined the tools available; it has gained authoritative space in the public and scientific debate – local, national, international – and has built a team of researchers who, day after day, have contributed to the achievement of every single result.

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Published on 13/11/2018by redazione

Conhecer para Cooperar, Salvatori in Brazil

Health care cooperatives, Euricse in Brazil to participate in OCB’s programme

 

The experience of health cooperatives, active in Brazil for over half a century, is being presented this week to policy makers and representatives of financial institutions through the project “Conhecer para Cooperar”. The last module of the initiative, launched by Sistema OCB, takes place today and presents how cooperatives contribute to the improvement of health indicators in Brazil through drivers such as governance, strategy and management. The event will be held at the headquarters of the Organization of Brazilian Cooperatives (OCB), in Brasilia.
One of the highlights of today’s programme is the speech by Gianluca Salvatori, Secretary General of the European Institute for Research on Cooperatives and Social Enterprises (Euricse). This morning he will talk about the experiences of health cooperatives around the world and, in the afternoon, he will talk about the role of innovation, new technologies and their impact on cooperatives – factors that promise to significantly improve products, processes, organizational methods and markets.
Finally, there will also be a round table to discuss the laws and regulations affecting the cooperative movement.

 

Gianluca Salvatori, Euricse Secretary General

Conhecer para Cooperar

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Published on 29/10/2018by redazione

How the 300 largest cooperatives are moving forward to achieve the SDGs

World Cooperative Monitor, Report 2018 highlights

 

by Bruno Roelants and Gianluca Salvatori

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Progress and challenges on the road to 2030. An interview with Giovannini

“Cooperative enterprises are by nature a sustainable and participatory form of business: it is in their DNA”

 

“Our task is to address the roots of each problem by building cooperation through the framework and tools of sustainable development”, according to Italian economist and former labour minister, Enrico Giovannini: spokesperson for the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development, member of the global Alliance for Sustainability and Prosperity, and Co-chair of the “Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development” established by the Secretary General of the United Nationsand. Professor Giovannini in the  seventh annual World Cooperative Monitor talks about the achievement of the 2030 Agenda. (more…)

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Published on 25/10/2018by redazione

World Cooperative Monitor: new ranking of the world’s 300 largest cooperatives

The 2018 edition is available. Focus on the SDGs

 

The International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) and the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (Euricse), published today its seventh annual World Cooperative Monitor. The report paints a picture of the scale and strength of the global cooperative movement and reports on the world’s largest cooperative and mutual organisations, providing a ranking of the Top 300 and sectorial analysis based on 2016 financial data.

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Published on 22/10/2018by redazione

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.

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Published on 08/08/2018by redazione

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.

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