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Published on 29/09/2016by redazione

Study launch: health cooperatives and mutuals worldwide

The research “Health cooperatives and mutuals worldwide – an analysis of the contribution to citizens’ health by cooperatives around the world” will be launched during sectorial meeting on “Health and Social Services – The Cooperatives’ Way” on the occasion of the International Summit of Cooperatives, which will be held in Quebec City. On October 12, Gianluca Salvatori will present the study, which is aimed to analyze the contribution of health cooperatives and mutuals to the promotion of citizens’ health within different national welfare systems. Euricse is conducting this study in collaboration with IHCO (International Health Co-operative Organization). (more…)

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Published on 28/09/2016by redazione

World Co-operative Monitor to be released on October 12, 2016


The 2016 edition of the World Co-operative Monitor will be released on October 12, 2016. On that day, Euricse Secretary General, Gianluca Salvatori, will present some of the key findings in a round table at the International Summit of Cooperatives  in Quebec, Canada. Concurrently, the report will be available for free download at and on a USB key at the Summit. (more…)

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Published on 31/08/2016by redazione

8th International workshop on cooperative finance and sustainable development | Registrations are now open

Trento, Italy on June 15th and 16th, 2017

The registrations are now open for the 8th Workshop on Cooperative Finance and Sustainable Development.

The participation is free of charge but for organisational reasons the registration is necessary before June 10th.

The draft  version of the workshop programme is available here.


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Published on 21/07/2016by redazione

EMES | Call for Papers on “Social Enterprise in Post-Communist Societies”

Giulia Galera will be guest editor (with Jacques Defourny and Michael Roy) of the Special Issue of East European Politics on “Social Enterprise in Post-Communist Societies“. A Call for Papers has just been launched for full papers exploring such questions, and a range of others under this broad theme, are welcome, and should be submitted by 31 December 2016. Only after feedback from the guest editors should the papers be submitted to the journal.


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Published on 15/07/2016by redazione

New features in the upcoming World Co-operative Monitor report

The 5th edition of the World Co-operative Monitor, an initiative of the International Co-operative Alliance and Euricse, will be published this fall and presented by Gianluca Salvatori at the International Summit of Cooperatives on October 11, 2016 in Quebec, Canada. The report presents the results from quantitative research on the world’s largest cooperative and mutual enterprises. (more…)

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Published on 06/07/2016by redazione

JEOD is calling for papers on Socio-economic Development in Biosphere Reserves

We invite you to submit a paper on community-based, collaborative solutions to sustainable economic development in and around Biosphere Reserves to the Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity (JEOD).

Guest editors: Colin Campbell, Silvia Sacchetti, Flaviano Zandonai

Submission: Please submit by November 1st, 2016


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Published on 23/06/2016by redazione

What is the contribution to citizens’ health by cooperatives?

The kick-off meeting of the research project “Health cooperatives and mutuals worldwide – analysis of the contribution to citizens’ health by cooperatives around the world” managed by Euricse in collaboration with IHCO will be held on Friday, July 8 in Madrid, at the headquarters of Asisa (a health insurance cooperative, member of the Fundación Espriu and co-founder of IHCO). The research project examines both members and users of health cooperatives and studies the way in which health cooperatives operate in and contribute to the welfare system of their country. It aims to perform both quantitative and qualitative analysis on health cooperatives and the systems in which they operate.


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Published on 17/05/2016by redazione

JEOD is calling for papers on ​ worker cooperatives

JEOD, the Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity, is planning an issue for the end of 2016 entirely devoted to worker cooperatives. Submitted papers will go through the standard refereeing process and an overall number of 5 to 8 papers will be selected for this issue.


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Published on 12/05/2016by redazione

7th International Workshop on cooperative finance and sustainable development | Registration is now open

16-17 June 2016, Trento, Italy

The 7th Euricse Workshop on Cooperative Finance and Sustainable Development, organized in collaboration with Federcasse (Italian Federation of Cooperative Credit Banks) and with the support of EACB (European Association of Co-operative Banks), will be held in Trento, Italy on June 16th and 17th, 2016, at the Faculty of Economics.

Workshop Programme

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Published on 05/05/2016by redazione

New strategies for Co-operatives

The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) 2016 international research conference “New strategies for Co-operatives: Understanding and Managing Co-operative Creation” will be held from the 24th to the 27th of May in the Palacio del Congresos en El Toyo, Almeria, Spain.

Euricse contributed to the scientific planning of the event and eight researchers will attend the conference. Giulia Galera, Jacopo Sforzi, Carlo Borzaga, Chiara Carini, Michela Giovannini, Silvia Sacchetti, Eddi Fontanari and Yiorgos Alexopoulos will present their research with nine papers during five different sessions. Moreover, Giulia Galera and Jacopo Sforzi will coordinate a special session dedicated to “The role of Cooperatives in promoting the interest of the community”  (Wednesday the 25th of May, 11:15-13:00), while another session coordinated by Giulia Galera will be dedicated to the European project INT.RE.COOP (Friday the 27th of May, 9:00-10:30). (more…)

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Published on 21/04/2016by redazione

Participate in the 2016 World Co-operative Monitor!

Euricse and the International Co-operative Alliance are inviting co-operatives to complete the World Co-operative Monitor survey available online before the 30 April 2016 deadline (postponed to the 20th of May)

Since 2011, Euricse has been collaborating with the International Co-operative Alliance to research the economic and social impact of the largest cooperatives in the world. Euricse’s contribution has been critical to the evolution of this ambitious project, in fact, in recent years, the methodological framework has been updated to investigate more effectively the cooperative movement.

These measures have improved the knowledge we have of the cooperative movement, especially with regard to the economic and social impact of cooperatives in the communities where they operate. (more…)

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Published on 20/04/2016by redazione

The extended governance of cooperative firms: inter-firm coordination and consistency of values

The researchers, collaborators of Euricse, Silvia Sacchetti (Open University Business School, UK) and Ermanno Tortia (University of Trento, Italy) published an article in the most recent issue of “Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics” (Volume 87, Issue 1, 2016) entitled “The extended governance of cooperative firms: inter-firm coordination and consistency of values”.


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