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…)
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…)
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.
Allora Crealo! (Jobs? Create them!)
Euricse is organizing the 3rd edition of Allora Crealo! The event, which will take place during the Festival of Economics, will be held in Trento’s Piazza Fiera from May 29 to June 2.
Dedicated to young people with ideas they want to turn into enterprises, it will offer a space where experiences of youth entrepreneurship and tools to help its development will be presented. Debates, meetings and talks will take place in an informal, dynamic and interactive space.