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Published on 23/11/2015by redazione

ILO academy on Social and Solidarity Economy – 6th edition

Puebla, Mexico
23rd-27th November 2015

The International Labour Organization and the National Institute of Social Economy of Mexico (INAES) are organizing an Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) that will take place in Mexico, from 23 to 27 of November 2015, at the Ibero-American University in Puebla. (more…)

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Published on 13/11/2015by redazione

Call for papers | ICA 2016 International research conference [new deadline]

Understanding and managing co-operative creation, transition and transformation

Almeria, Spain 24-27 May, 2016

The International Co-operative Alliance Committee on Co-operative Research international research conference will take place in Almería, Spain from May 24 to May 27.  The University of Almeria (UAL) and the UAL-Coexphal Chair  will host the conference and are now calling fop papers.
Researchers, policy makers, practitioners and students of co-operatives, social enterprise and social economy from all countries are welcome to participate and submit their abstract. (more…)

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Published on 21/10/2015by redazione

Giulia Galera elected member of the new EMES Board of Directors

We are pleased to  announce that our researcher Giulia Galera has been elected new member of the  EMES Board of Directors, which was nominated by all members of the the network in October 2015. The election process lasted five months with open call for candidates from around the world and a final e-voting system in place. (more…)

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Published on 13/10/2015by redazione

The Cooperative Advantage for Community Development | Jeod special issue

The latest Jeod special issue edited by Marcelo Vieta and Doug Lionais.


Empirical evidence has shown that cooperatives are diverse organizations that efficaciously address a plurality of socio-economic needs. Cooperative organizations are effective in provisioning for myriad life needs, and do so in more democratic and sustainable ways than investor-owned firms.
Rooted in the unique principles and values that distinguish them from other business types, cooperatives, in a nutshell, embody what has been called “the cooperative advantage”. (more…)

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Published on 09/10/2015by redazione

The Role of Social and Solidarity Economy in employment generation

A panel by Euricse and ILO for the 3rd World Forum of Local Economic Development

Euricse will participate in the 3rd World Forum of Local Economic Development (Turin, 13-16 October 2015) organizing together with the ILO the panel The role of social and solidarity economy in employment generation. (more…)

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Two visiting researchers at Euricse

Euricse regularly hosts researchers with varying levels of experience, early-stage researchers as well as senior researchers, through our visiting programme.

Francisco José López-Arceiz, from the Universidad of Zaragoza and Esteban Secondi from the Universidad Nacional Arturo Jauretche will spend three months here in Trento. (more…)

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Published on 14/09/2015by redazione

7th International workshop on cooperative finance and sustainable development

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), has taken place in Trento, Italy on June 16th and 17th, 2016, at the Faculty of Economics.

Workshop Programme


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Published on 07/07/2015by redazione

The co-operative advantage

Innovation, co-operation and why sharing business ownership is good for Britain.


The Co-operative Advantage, edited by Ed Mayo, is a blueprint for a future social economy in the UK and draws on research over three years with co-operative business experts, advised by Professor Michael Best, University of Massachusetts Lowell, an internationally recognized authority on sector development. (more…)

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Published on 05/05/2015by redazione

Social and solidarity economy academy – 5th edition

Johannesburg, South Africa, 27th-30 July 2015

The theme of the 5th edition of the ILO Academy on social and solidarity economy will be “Social innovation in the world of work”. The ILO global constituents, development partners in South Africa and other stakeholders have been involved in the discussion of the related sub-topics in order to ensure that the content of the Academy is demand driven based on the challenges and needs in Africa and elsewhere. (more…)

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Published on 30/04/2015by redazione

World Co-operative Monitor 2015 – Less than two weeks to submit your coop’s data

The main goal of the World Co-operative Monitor project is to develop a multi-dimensional database reporting on the socio-economic value and impact of co-operatives both within a global scenario and in their regional and national contexts.

Since 2011, Euricse has been collaborating with the International Co-operative Alliance, the organization that represents the cooperative movement at a global level, on mapping the world’s biggest cooperatives in all economic sectors.

Cooperatives have time until May 15th to complete the online questionnaire and submit their coop’s 2013 data to be included in the upcoming report.

A short guide to completing the form is available here(more…)

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Published on 14/04/2015by redazione

ICA Global Conference – Towards 2020 What will your co-operative look like?

website_header_010-13 November 2015, Antalya, Turkey

The International Co-operative Alliance’s 2015 global conference is the platform for co-operators to stay on top of developments and take best practices home. Co-operatives need to continue to affirm and communicate their leadership as socially embedded and sustainable enterprises. Sustainability is one of the focal points of the conference, together with participation, identity, access to capital and legal frameworks.

For further information about the programme of the conference, please visit

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Published on 01/04/2015by redazione advanced training course “Public-private partnership”

The new edition of the advanced training course “Public- private partnership” will take place in Trento, on the 16-18 of April and on the 7-9 of May. is a course organized by Euricse designed specifically for cooperative managers and social entrepreneurs, who wish to broaden and deepen their professional and managerial skills focusing on the most important and strategic topics pertaining to managing a cooperative enterprise. (more…)

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