cooperatives from Euricse Network
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.
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…)
World Co-operative Monitor data to be presented at Expo 2015 ICA conference
As the theme of Expo 2015 – “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” suggests, much attention is being paid to agricultural practices and food systems, but how well do we understand the impact and role cooperatives play in ensuring high quality products, decent wages, and sustainable development? Despite the large share of agricultural production around the world organized in the cooperative form, data on this type of enterprise is still scarce. (more…)
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…)
ICA Global Conference – Towards 2020 What will your co-operative look like?
10-13 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 www.antalya2015.coop
Cooperative Law: The importance of a regulatory framework at the EU level
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Euricse and EESC are pleased to invite you to the presentation of:
The draft Principles of European Cooperative Law
June 9th at 11.30 at the Jacques Delors Building (room JDE 63) Brussels
The event will be dedicated to the presentation of the draft Principles of European Cooperative Law (PECOL), a research study conducted by Euricse’s Study Group on European Cooperative Law (SGECOL). (more…)
Executive.coop 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.
Executive.coop 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…)
WCM | Exploring the co-operative economy – Report 2014
Quebec City, October 2014. The International Co-operative Alliance (the Alliance) – with the scientific and technical support of the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (Euricse) – launches the 2014 report of its global statistical project: The World Co-operative Monitor.
This third edition of the Report, analyzing data from 2012, highlights the impact of the co-operative sector across the globe. We see evidence of a sector in constant growth, able to withstand the global financial crisis, positively influencing the economic and social wellbeing of people around the world.
Cooperation in Italy during the crisis years
Second Euricse report – executive summary by Carlo Borzaga
As the economic crisis continues, it is becoming increasingly evident that in order to identify strategies to put Italy back on a path of economic growth it is necessary to carefully evaluate the potential contributions of every sector, every public and private institution, and from all types of enterprises including cooperatives and social enterprises. Recent census data from The National Institute for Statistics (Istat) shows a great diversification of enterprise forms in Italy over the decade from 2001 to 2011, with cooperative enterprises and, more generally, not-for-profit organizations growing at a faster rate than other types of businesses, either public or private. Consequently, understanding the existence and characteristics of cooperative enterprises should no longer be considered of interest solely to a limited number of scholars or representative organizations of the cooperative movement. Rather, this type of research now has broader implications and should be undertaken with renewed commitment.
ICA Research International Conference The future of the Cooperative model: creativity, innovation and research
27-30 May 2015, Paris
Crisis highlighted that innovation, creativity, production process, governance and financing are essential elements of the productive organization to face problems and grow up.
The aim of the conference is to point out experiences of cooperatives and social economic organizations on creativity and innovation. For that, the conference wants to bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners from different cooperative and social economic fields and from different countries to debate about the amazing creativity that cooperatives harness to innovate and to develop new solutions for their members. (more…)
Unlocking the potential of the social economy for EU growth
On November 17th-18th, Italy launches a participatory and policy-oriented conference on Social Economy.
With the aim of contributing to the definition of the European agenda in the Social Economy field, the Italian presidency, during the semester of presidency of the EU Council, will dedicate careful consideration to the role of the social economy for European growth by organizing the international conference “Unlocking the potential of the social economy for EU growth”. The event will take place on November 17th-18th in Rome, Italy at the Auditorium del Massimo.
WCM | Exploring the co-operative economy, Report 2013
Cape Town, November 2013. The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) – with the scientific and technical support of Euricse – launches the 2013 report of its global statistical project: The World Co-operative Monitor. In this new edition the Report have been enriched with a new feature: a ranking list based on ratio turnover on the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. (more…)