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  • IVEY CASES on Business Management include a case study on worker cooperatives and CICOPA

    Ivey Publishing, of the Richard Ivey School of Business Foundation, is leader in providing business case studies worldwide. The 2017 article and teaching material mention CICOPA several times, can be utilized in group work, training and teaching, and is fun! It highlights issues of growth through diversification and the need for conflict resolution tools in cooperatives in general and worker cooperatives in particular. - News / Portada, América […]

  • The City Taking the Commons to Heart

    Ghent is engaging with the Commons by re-imagining its structures around citizen participation, the sharing of resources, and ‘translocal’ cooperation. The post The City Taking the Commons to Heart appeared first on Commons Transition. […]

  • CICOPA published its second "Global Report" for 2015-2016

    After the first report released in 2015, the CICOPA second global biannual report on industrial and service cooperatives (2015-2016) is out. Based on a new methodology that combines qualitative and quantitative surveys with strengthened internal desk research, it aims to pursue and improve an exercise of reporting the evolution of its network whose very beginning dates back to 2004, as well as to draw an overall picture of the worldwide movement in this sector. - News / Portada, Internaciona […]

  • Industrial and Service cooperatives: Global Report 2015-2016

    After the first report released in 2015, the CICOPA second global biannual report on industrial and service cooperatives (2015-2016) is out. Based on a new methodology that combines qualitative and quantitative surveys with strengthe¬ned internal desk research, it aims to pursue and improve an exercise of reporting the evolution of its network whose very beginning dates back to 2004, as well as to draw an overall picture of the worldwide movement in this sector. - Publications / Portada, Internaciona […]

  • Foundation guide: a guidebook to support the creation of innovative elderly care cooperatives

    Mots-clés géographiques : EuropeMots-clés thématiques : qualité de vie des personnes agées, Coopératives socialesSocioeco.org, site ressources de l’économie sociale et solidaire – Documents […]

  • Agroecology, the Bold Future of Farming in Africa

    Auteurs : Michael Farrelly, G. Clare Westwood, Stephen BoustredMots-clés géographiques : Afrique, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Togo, Tanzanie, EthiopieMots-clés thématiques : agriculture biologique, souveraineté alimentaireSocioeco.org, site ressources de l’économie sociale et solidaire – Documents […]

  • Participatory Budgeting, Rural Public Services and Pilot Local Democracy Reform

    Field Actions Science Report Special issue 11/2014. Stories of innovative Democracy at local levelAuteurs : Ming ZhuangMots-clés géographiques : Asie, ChineMots-clés thématiques : budget participatifSocioeco.org, site ressources de l’économie sociale et solidaire – Documents […]

  • The Lisbon Participatory Budget: results and perspectives on an experience in slow but continuous transformation

    Field Actions Science Report Special issue 11/2014. Stories of innovative Democracy at local levelAuteurs : Giovanni AllegrettiMots-clés géographiques : Europe, PortugalMots-clés thématiques : budget participatif, Politiques urbaines pour des villes durables et justesSocioeco.org, site ressources de l’économie sociale et solidaire – Documents […]

  • FairCoop: An Alternative System Outside of Capitalism

    cross-posted from Unicorn RiotRegions: Western EuropeInstitutions & Structures: Community Currencies & Barter NetworksFair Trade Organizations & NetworksMutual-Aid & Self-Help GroupsVisions & Models: beyond capitalismMovements & Struggles: Economic JusticePractices, Tools & Strategies: Ethical PurchasingFinancingLinking Opposition & AlternativesNetworking & CollaborationSolidarity Economy OrganizingEconomic Sectors: Community DevelopmentFinancing & Financial ServicesMutual Aid […]

  • 2017 Cooperative Issues Forum

    Panelists:Rita Haynes - CEO Emeritus, Faith Community United Credit UnionJohn D. Honson - Retired President & CEO, CHS, Inc.Regions: United StatesInstitutions & Structures: Producer CooperativesVisions & Models: cooperative commonwealthMovements & Struggles: Economic Justic […]

  • New report reviews leaders statements and the 2030 Agenda

     As part of the celebrations of its 2nd Anniversary, Together 2030 is launching a report reviewing how Heads of State and government addressed the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the statements delivered during the United Nations for the 72nd General Assembly (UNGA) General Debate, held in September, in New York. The main […] The post New report reviews leaders statements and the 2030 Agenda appeared first on Together 2030. […]

  • Nuevo Informe: América Latina y el Caribe ante la 72 Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas

    El Centro de Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional (Cepei), en asociación con Together 2030, presentan este informe de seguimiento a los discursos pronunciados por representantes de los 33 países de América Latina y el Caribe, ante la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas, em Septiembre 2017, en Nueva York, el espacio multilateral más importante en el orden […] The post Nuevo Informe: América Latina y el Caribe ante la 72 Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas appeared first on Together 2030. […]

  • Kenya’s Sarafu-Credit

    cross-posted from Unicorn RiotRegions: AfricaInstitutions & Structures: Community Currencies & Barter NetworksVisions & Models: place-based (local) economicssolidarity economyMovements & Struggles: Economic JusticePractices, Tools & Strategies: FinancingNetworking & CollaborationEconomic Sectors: Community DevelopmentFinancing & Financial ServicesMutual AidRetail Trad […]

  • New report highlights Together 2030 Activities (2016-2017)

    As part of the celebrations of its 2nd Anniversary, Together 2030 is launching a new report, outlining its main activities and achievements from October 2016/2017. Together 2030 was set up in 2015 with the aim of bringing the voices of civil society and non-governmental stakeholders to the center of decision-making and accountability of the 2030 […] The post New report highlights Together 2030 Activities (2016-2017) appeared first on Together 2030. […]

  • Building Inclusive Cities: Highlights from the Inclusive Cities Project

    Auteurs : Rhonda DouglasOrganismes : Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (Wiego)Mots-clés géographiques : Afrique, Ghana, Afrique du Sud, Asie, Thailande, Inde, Amérique latine et Caraïbes, Colombie, EquateurMots-clés thématiques : politiques publiques, gouvernance participative, Politiques urbaines pour des villes durables et justesSocioeco.org, site ressources de l’économie sociale et solidaire – Documents […]

  • Patras, Greece - Hellenic Open university (HOU) – Postgraduate Program in “Social and Solidarity Economy” - Κοινωνική και Αλληλέγγυα Οικονομία (ΚΑΟ) :

    Mots-clés géographiques : Europe, GrèceSocioeco.org, site ressources de l’économie sociale et solidaire – Formations […]

  • Manifesto for Transformative Social Innovation

    Mots-clés géographiques : EuropeMots-clés thématiques : innovations sociales, valeurs et représentations, politiques publiquesSocioeco.org, site ressources de l’économie sociale et solidaire – Documents […]

  • Oh, Trauma! How Little We Know Ye

    The Therapy Journalby Steve WinemanGolden Antelope Press, 2017 Economic Sectors: Arts & Cultural Creation […]

  • C.I.T.I.E.S. recrute sa direction générale !

    Pour accélérer son développement, C.I.T.I.E.S. réorganise son équipe et ouvre un poste de direction générale. […]

  • The Original Community Land Trust

    cross-posted from ShareableRegions: United StatesInstitutions & Structures: Community Land TrustsVisions & Models: place-based (local) economicsMovements & Struggles: Economic JusticeEnvironmental JusticeNative Justice & SovereigntyPractices, Tools & Strategies: Solidarity Economy OrganizingStrategies for ChangeEconomic Sectors: Land Tenure & Stewards […]

  • Capitalism Is Not the Only Choice We have opportunities every day to build economies that lift each other up and spread joy.

    Article of Winter 2017 edition of Yes!Magazine, Nov 14,2017Auteurs : Penn LohOrganismes : Yes! MagazineMots-clés géographiques : Amérique du Nord, États-UnisMots-clés thématiques : coopération économique versus compétition, Les coopérativesSocioeco.org, site ressources de l’économie sociale et solidaire – Documents […]

  • Contribution of RIPESS Europe – Solidarity Economy Europe To the European Commission public consultation on a European Pillar of Social Rights

    Auteurs : Laura AufrèreMots-clés géographiques : EuropeMots-clés thématiques : politiques publiques, L’économie sociale dans l’Union européenne (EU)Socioeco.org, site ressources de l’économie sociale et solidaire – Documents […]

  • Yes! Magazine Winter 2018 issue, Solidarity: How to Build Joyful Economies.

    Auteurs : AA.VV.Auteurs : Yes! MagazineMots-clés géographiques : Amérique du Nord, États-UnisMots-clés thématiques : entrepreneuriat solidaire, Les coopérativesSocioeco.org, site ressources de l’économie sociale et solidaire – Publications […]

  • Videos Commons-based Collaborative Economies Procomuns 2017

    Mots-clés géographiques : Europe, EspagneMots-clés thématiques : politiques publiques, les communsSocioeco.org, site ressources de l’économie sociale et solidaire – Vidéos […]

  • A cooperative vision for the collaboratuve economy : Shaping a people-centered and democratic collaborative economy

    Cooperatives EuropeAuteurs : Agnes MathisMots-clés géographiques : EuropeMots-clés thématiques : nouveau paradigme de transformation, Les coopérativesSocioeco.org, site ressources de l’économie sociale et solidaire – Documents […]

  • Revaluing Public Sector Food Procurement in Europe: An Action Plan for Sustainability

    Foodlinks projectMots-clés géographiques : Europe, Suède, Italie, Danemark, AutricheMots-clés thématiques : politiques publiques, Achats publics responsables, agriculture biologique, circuits courts et circuits économiques solidaires, Politiques urbaines pour des villes durables et justesSocioeco.org, site ressources de l’économie sociale et solidaire – Documents […]

  • Food, farmers and community: a case study of Shared Harvest CSA

    chapter 5 in IIED bookAuteurs : Lila BuckleyMots-clés géographiques : Asie, ChineMots-clés thématiques : agriculture biologique, circuits courts et circuits économiques solidairesSocioeco.org, site ressources de l’économie sociale et solidaire – Documents […]

  • Powys Public Procurement Partnership ‘Local and local organic food in schools and hospitals – contributing to the health of our nation’

    Mots-clés géographiques : EuropeMots-clés thématiques : politiques publiques, Achats publics responsables, agriculture biologique, circuits courts et circuits économiques solidairesSocioeco.org, site ressources de l’économie sociale et solidaire – Documents […]

  • Building social innovation ecosystems: a capability approach

    Máster en Economía Social de la Facultad de Economía, Universitat de ValenciaAuteurs : Loukia TsakanikaMots-clés géographiques : Europe, EspagneMots-clés thématiques : innovations sociales, justice sociale, L’ESS et son rôle dans la construction de la paix, politiques publiquesSocioeco.org, site ressources de l’économie sociale et solidaire – Documents […]

  • On the new social relations around and beyond food: analysing consumers’ role and action in Gruppi di Acquisto Solidale (Solidarity Purchasing Groups)

    Auteurs : Gianluca Brunori, Adanella Rossi, Francesca GuidiMots-clés géographiques : Europe, ItalieMots-clés thématiques : amapSocioeco.org, site ressources de l’économie sociale et solidaire – Documents […]

  • Municipalism and the Feminization of Politics

    Issue #6 Roar Magazine Oct 2017Auteurs : Laura Roth, Kate Shea BairdOrganismes : KedistanMots-clés géographiques : Europe, EspagneMots-clés thématiques : politiques publiques, gouvernance participative, Politiques urbaines pour des villes durables et justes, femmes, actrices de l’ESSSocioeco.org, site ressources de l’économie sociale et solidaire – Documents […]

  • Coops in the Kurdish Movement, an Emancipation Tool for Women

    Aricle of Kedistan, Nov 8, 2017Organismes : KedistanMots-clés géographiques : Moyen-Orient, Turquie, SyrieMots-clés thématiques : femmes, actrices de l’ESS, Les coopérativesSocioeco.org, site ressources de l’économie sociale et solidaire – Documents […]

  • Reimagine Work: Bristol Wood Recycling Project | The Hive

    Co-operatives UKMots-clés géographiques : EuropeMots-clés thématiques : coopératives de travail, gestion des déchets et recyclageSocioeco.org, site ressources de l’économie sociale et solidaire – Vidéos […]

  • RECIPROCITY WITHOUT COOPERATION Small producer networks and political identities in Bolivia

    PGD Dissertation Doctorate of Philosophy Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Columbia UniversityAuteurs : Fernanda WanderleyMots-clés géographiques : Amérique latine et Caraïbes, BolivieMots-clés thématiques : réciprocité, valeurs et représentations, coopération économique versus compétition, travail informelSocioeco.org, site ressources de l’économie sociale et solidaire – Documents […]

  • About our participation at the 4th European Congress of Social Solidarity Economy

    Article of 3pointMagazine.grOrganismes : 3pointmagazine.grMots-clés géographiques : Europe, GrèceMots-clés thématiques : réseau d’ESS, RIPESS, médias alternatifsSocioeco.org, site ressources de l’économie sociale et solidaire – Documents […]

  • Alternative Economies & Community Currencies: Part 1

    cross-posted from Unicorn RiotRegions: Western EuropeInstitutions & Structures: Mutual-Aid & Self-Help GroupsWorker CooperativesVisions & Models: cooperative economylocal living economiessolidarity economyMovements & Struggles: Economic JusticeWorkplace DemocracyEconomic Sectors: Community DevelopmentMutual Aid […]

  • Sociocracy and Permaculture

    Humans and our organizations are inextricably linked with local, regional, and global ecological systems. Sociocracy is whole systems design for how we organize ourselves and make decisions. Permaculture is whole systems design for re-integrating humans with the ecologies we depend on for our existence - for example water, food, fuel, shelter. Together they provide powerful design approaches that support resilient, adaptable, connected systems.Regions: South PacificUnited StatesVisions & Models: place-based (local) economicsMovements & Struggles: Environmental JusticePeace BuildingPractices, Tools & Strategies: Democratic Dialog & DeliberationSolidarity Economy OrganizingStrategies for ChangeEconomic Sectors: Ecological ProcessesLand Tenure & Stewards […]

  • Organizing and Governing the Commons: A Coop-Commons Multilevel Dialogue with Municipalities and Labour

    Facilitating the convergence cooperatives, social and solidarity economy, commons (and open source and collaborative platforms), cities and trade unions. The post Organizing and Governing the Commons: A Coop-Commons Multilevel Dialogue with Municipalities and Labour appeared first on Commons Transition. […]

  • Le GSEF 2018 à Bilbao, c’est dans moins d’un an!

    Bilbao – 1er au 3 Octobre 2018 Euskalduna Conference Center La 4e édition du Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF) se tiendra cette année à Bilbao. L’événement qui a lieu depuis 2013 permet l’ouverture d’un dialogue entre les gouvernements locaux et les acteurs de la société civile sur l’économie sociale et solidaire. C’est un lieu de partage et de collaboration où le développement de l’Économie Sociale est au centre des discussions. L’appel à contributions sera lancé d’ici la fin del’année, restez aux nouvelles! Pour en savoir plus […]

  • World Co-operative Monitor 2017: key findings

    Download here the 2017 World Co-operative Monitor Report! Make sure to take part in the 2018 Monitor call for data. Kuala Lumpur, 16 November 2017 – The International Co-operative Alliance and Euricse, the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises, published today its sixth annual World Co-operative Monitor. The publication reports on the world’s largest co-operative and mutual organisations, providing a ranking of the Top 300 and sectorial analysis based on 2015 financial data. The 2017 World Co-operative Monitor collected data for 2,379 organisations from 8 sectors of activity, 1,436 of which had a turnover of more than USD100m. The Top 300 co-operatives and mutuals report a total turnover of 2.16 trillion USD. The world’s top 300 co-operatives operate in different sectors: insurance (41%), agriculture (30%), wholesale and retail trade (19%), banking and financial services (6%), industry and utilities (1%), health, education and social care (1%) and other services (1%). Charles Gould, Director-General of the Alliance, said: “The World Co-operative Monitor is a project designed to collect robust economic, organisational, and social data about co-operatives, mutual organisations and non co-operative organisations controlled by co-operatives worldwide. It is the only report of its kind collecting annual quantitative data on the global co-operative movement.” This year, the French banking group Crédit Agricole remains at the top of the Top 300, followed by Kaiser Permanente and State Farm, two insurance businesses based in the USA. Gianluca Salvatori, CEO of Euricse, said: “In addition to the rankings based on US Dollar, we have added this year rankings using the International Dollar as calculated by the World Bank. It gives us an idea of the purchasing power parity of the co-operative, helping to understand the relative size and removing possible distortions caused by currency conversion rates.” New this year is the trend analysis on the top co-operatives and mutuals by sector of activity. The analysis shows the performance of the largest co-operatives and mutuals from 2011 to 2015 showing the strength and stability of the co-operative movement throughout the crisis when many shareholder business were suffering losses. Another addition to this year’s report is the analysis of the capital structure of not only the Top 300 but also a sample of smaller co-operatives and mutuals, allowing for comparison of different types of co-operative business. The results of this research show that large co-operatives and mutuals do not have specific problems raising capital related to the co-operative business model, though smaller co-operatives do have some challenges mostly related to obtaining internal capital and long-term debt. “The financial statement data of the Top 300 reveals a situation that does not support the traditional theory of co-operative capital”, concludes the report. “Rather, the analysis shows a sector with good capitalization, in financial equilibrium and with sufficient profitability to support growth.” In their recommendations, the authors of the report add: “Given these results, for the large co-operatives a possible and important policy would be to stimulate, using the new internally generated capital resources as well, investments in research and development, i.e. in innovation.” (press release by International Co-operative Alliance) The post World Co-operative Monitor 2017: key findings appeared first on Euricse. […]

  • For Worker Co-ops, By Worker Co-ops

    [Editor's note: this article was originally published in GEO Newsletter vol. 2, Issue 8, in 2011.] Regions: United StatesVisions & Models: cooperative commonwealthMovements & Struggles: Workplace DemocracyPractices, Tools & Strategies: Solidarity Economy OrganizingStrategies for ChangeEconomic Sectors: Community DevelopmentOrganizational Support & Development […]

  • How Cooperative Ideals Can Transform Online Platforms

    Nathan Schneider, scholar-in-residence of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, views the origins of the digital platform as a direct response to the global financial crisis of 2008. This period of instability “required people to reconfigure their economic lives,” Schneider says, “and they turned towards the platform economy out of need and hope.”Institutions & Structures: Multi-Stakeholder CooperativesWorker CooperativesVisions & Models: cooperative commonwealthEconomic Sectors: Information Technology […]

  • Off-BONN 2017 – Contribution of Québec Civil Society to COP23

    The 23rd Conference of Parties of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23) will take place from 6 to 17 November at the World Conference Center located in Bonn, Germany. The fate of the planet concerns us … Continue reading Off-BONN 2017 – Contribution of Québec Civil Society to COP23 &rarr […]

  • Summer of Commoning: a Tour of French Communities and Projects

    During the summer of 2017, the P2P Foundation's Maïa Dereva travelled throughout France. Now she shares the stories of the commoners she met along the way. The post Summer of Commoning: a Tour of French Communities and Projects appeared first on Commons Transition. […]

  • Social Economy reference guide

    Mots-clés géographiques : Amérique du Nord, QuébecMots-clés thématiques : le concept d’ESS, justice sociale, valeurs et représentations, entrepreneuriat solidaire, JeunesSocioeco.org, site ressources de l’économie sociale et solidaire – Documents […]

  • Online University of the LEFT : Solidarity economy (resources)

    Mots-clés géographiques : Amérique du Nord, États-UnisMots-clés thématiques : coopératives de travail, Corporation MondragonSocioeco.org, site ressources de l’économie sociale et solidaire – Documents […]

  • Building a solidarity economy movement. A guide for grassroots activism.

    Cooperative and Policy Alternative Center (COPAC)Mots-clés géographiques : Amérique du Nord, États-UnisMots-clés thématiques : réseau d’ESSSocioeco.org, site ressources de l’économie sociale et solidaire – Documents […]

  • A Worker Co-op for Returning Citizens

    cross-posted from YES! MagazineRegions: United StatesInstitutions & Structures: Worker CooperativesVisions & Models: cooperative commonwealthMovements & Struggles: Economic JusticeRacial JusticeWorkplace DemocracyPractices, Tools & Strategies: Solidarity Economy OrganizingEconomic Sectors: Construction & RepairHome Work (cleaning, personal care, etc.) […]

  • Ne manquez pas la 8ème édition des Rencontres du Mont-Blanc!

    Les 8e Rencontres du Mont-Blanc (RMB) se tiendront les 6, 7 et 8 décembre 2017 à Archamps (Genevois Français) sur le thème “ESS : l’efficacité nouvelle“, en partenariat avec les collectivités locales. Pour cette édition, INAISE sera le grand témoin de l’atelier sur la finance sociale et solidaire au cœur du développement durable. Les Rencontres du Mont-Blanc, ce sont : […] The post Ne manquez pas la 8ème édition des Rencontres du Mont-Blanc! appeared first on Inaise. […]

  • Questions clés pour mener une faîtière de refinancement solide et durable

    Notre membre la SIDI, avec le soutien du F3E ainsi que CERISE a réalisé un document de capitalisation afin de mieux connaître les APEX en tant qu’organisations faîtières de financement. Parmi les organisations présentées dans ce guide, nous retrouvons cinq membres d’INAISE. Téléchargez le guide pour en savoir plus. The post Questions clés pour mener une faîtière de refinancement solide et durable appeared first on Inaise. […]

  • Manifeste de Praia

    Les grands réseaux internationaux de l’Economie et de la Finance Sociales et Solidaires s’engagent pour un Développement Économique Local (DEL) Inclusif, Résilient, Bas Carbone et Durable Réunis à Praia, Cabo Verde, à l’occasion du 4e Forum Mondial du Développement Economique Local, l’ESS Forum International, le Fonds Mondial pour le Développement des Villes-FMDV, le Global Social […] The post Manifeste de Praia appeared first on Inaise. […]

  • Euricse participation at the International Co-operative Alliance Global Conference

    From the 14th to the 17th of November the global co-operative movement will gather in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the ICA Conference and General Assembly. Euricse will be involved in numerous ways in the rich programme focused on “Putting People at the Centre of Development”. Since 2012 Euricse and the Alliance have partnered to produce the World Co-operative Monitor, a unique research project presenting data on the global co-operative movement. In addition to the rankings of the world’s largest 300 co-operative and mutual organizations, this year the Monitor has some exciting new features. The analysis on co-operative capital continues with a comparison between the Top 300 and a sample of small to medium sized co-operatives. Within each sector, not only are the rankings of the top per sector reported, but also trend analysis on the performance of these co-operatives and mutuals over the last 5 years. World Co-operative Monitor Gianluca Salvatori, Euricse Secretary General, will present the latest edition of the Monitor during the Thursday November 16th morning plenary session “Assessing our Sector: Growth, Challenges and Achievements”.  He will also participate in the session “Raising Capital the Co-operative Way” focused on identifying the most appropriate capital instruments for co-operatives. During this session, the findings from the capital chapter of the Monitor will be highlighted. Health cooperatives and mutuals worldwide Euricse is conducting a global study in collaboration with IHCO (International Health Co-operative Organization) “Health cooperatives and mutuals worldwide – an analysis of the contribution to citizens’ health by cooperatives around the world”. Results from 15 countries and several case studies from this research will be presented by Gianluca Salvatori during the session organized by IHCO on Wednesday November 15th. Working Group on Cooperative Statistics Euricse researcher, Chiara Carini, will also be present at the global conference. She will participate in the session “Measuring the Movement: the path towards better statistics on co-operatives” to discuss the work Euricse is conducting as part of the COPAC Technical Working Group on Cooperative Statistics (Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives). The Technical Working Group supports a multi-stakeholder initiative to improve the quality of statistics on cooperatives, including by working towards a harmonised conceptual framework, definition and methodology for generating comparable statistics on cooperatives. Cooperatives in Development Over the last 6 months Euricse has also been collaborating with the ICA to provide methodological expertise for the main research projects developed through the ICA-EU partnership agreement “Cooperatives in Development – People-centered Businesses in Action”. The activities planned within the framework of the program include diverse research activities at the global and regional level. Among the main activities are a mapping of the cooperative actors and a legal framework analysis. Ilana Gotz of Euricse will present the Legal Frameworks methodology during the session “The enabling environment for co-operatives: Where are we now?”   The post Euricse participation at the International Co-operative Alliance Global Conference appeared first on Euricse. […]

  • Update of the mapping of social enterprises and their ecosystems in Europe

    Together with the EMES International Research Network, Euricse has recently won the call for tenders launched by the European Commission (Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion) for the “Update of the mapping of social enterprises and their ecosystems in Europe”. The objectives of the project are threefold. Firstly, it aims at updating the country reports on 21 EU countries that were published in 2014 as a result of the first mapping study promoted by the European Commission. Seven country reports had been updated during the second phase of the mapping study, carried out in 2016, which targeted seven EU countries.  Secondly, the project aims at drafting baseline country fiches aimed at capturing key features as well as opportunities and barriers to the development of social enterprises in seven non-EU countries participating in the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation. Thirdly, it has the objective of drafting a synthesis report of social enterprises and their eco-systems in Europe, taking into account the findings of all updated country reports and country fiches. The synthesis report will analyse the drivers, characteristics and potential impact of social enterprises in in Europe, their economic and societal relevance, as well as their ecosystems (e.g., legal environment, fiscal elements, presence and development of support measures, etc.) and the debate on their current development tendencies and constraints to start-up and scale. Both the update of the country reports and the draft of the synthesis report envisages the engagement of national stakeholders that will have the opportunity to contribute to the updating of the report. Moreover, a synthesis seminar will be organized to discuss the key findings of the synthesis report and collect insights and comments from EU-level stakeholders. The project kick-off meeting took place in Brussels on the 12th of October 2017. The expected duration of the project is two years, therefore it will be finalised in September 2019. The post Update of the mapping of social enterprises and their ecosystems in Europe appeared first on Euricse. […]

  • CICOPA Executive Committee members to support a list of candidates for the ICA board

    The CICOPA Executive Committee members, in a recently upheld consultation among them, have agreed to support the following candidates to the board of the ICA, besides their already expressed support to Ariel Guarco as president of the ICA. - News / Internacional, Portada […]

  • 19 - 22/10: Social Cooperatives International School 2017, Naples

    The School, with a high entrepreneurial profile and a international spirit, is open to social cooperators from all over the world and specifically addressed to cooperatives' managers. Organised by our member Federsolidarietà Nazionale, the largest federation of social cooperatives. WHEN: 19 & 22 October 2017 WHERE: Naples (Italy) The 2016 edition was a great success and a unique opportunity for discussion and dialogue between 30 cooperative managers from Italy, Japan, Croatia, Czech (...) - Events […]

  • VI Forum de Finance Rurale: Un événement couronné de succès

    The post VI Forum de Finance Rurale: Un événement couronné de succès appeared first on Inaise. […]

  • The Catalan Integral Cooperative: an organizational study of a post-capitalist cooperative

    What does a post-capitalist, cooperative and open source society would look like? A full study on the Catalan Integral Cooperative. The post The Catalan Integral Cooperative: an organizational study of a post-capitalist cooperative appeared first on Commons Transition. […]

  • JEOD: Special issue on socio-economic development in biosphere reserves

    The new issue (Volume 6, Issue 1) of the international scientific review The Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity (JEOD) is now available online. It is completely dedicated to the topic on community-based and collaborative solutions to sustainable economic development in and around Biosphere Reserves. The issue is edited by Colin Campbel – SEBR Network and OASIIS (Scozia) – and Silvia Sacchetti – University of Trento. The Unesco programme “Man and the Biosphere” recognizes, at international level, the presence of territorial areas where the natural resources are protected and valuated thanks to the presence of organizations of communitiy-based such are the social enterprises. The articles published are about some case studies which analyze the role of these enterprises as socio-enviromental infrastuctures: these, among the production of goods and services of collective interest, contribute to refocus approaches and models of local development from the point of view of inclusion and sustainability. In particular, the Italian case study is written by Giovanni Teneggi (director of Confcooperative Reggio Emilia) and Flaviano Zandonai (researcher of Euricse) and concerns The Community Enterprises of the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano where operate some pioneer community enterprises at national level. To the new issue contributed:   Per questo numero hanno scritto: Editorial: Community-Based, Collaborative Solutions to Sustainable Economic Development in and around Biosphere Reserves Authors: Colin Campbell, Silvia Sacchetti Biosphere Reserves: An “Enabling Space” for Communities Authors: Silvia Sacchetti, Colin Campbell The Community Enterprises of the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Italy: Biodiversity Guardians and Sustainable Development Innovators Authors: Giovanni Teneggi, Flaviano Zandonai Linking Social and Ecological Sustainability: An Analysis of Livelihoods and the Changing Natural Resources in the Middle Zambezi Biosphere Reserve Authors: Alexio Mbereko, Olga Laiza Kupika, Edson Gandiwa Social Economy in UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. A Multiperspective and Complexity Approach Authors: Magnus Fredricson, Johanna Mactaggart   The post JEOD: Special issue on socio-economic development in biosphere reserves appeared first on Euricse. […]

  • Guiding for Accountability: Recommendations for VNR Guidelines

    Together 2030 launched a new paper with concrete recommendations on how to improve the current VNR guidelines. The paper, a collective effort by the members of the Initiative, was made possible through a partnership with World Vision. Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) are a critical element of the follow-up and review mechanisms for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable […] The post Guiding for Accountability: Recommendations for VNR Guidelines appeared first on Together 2030. […]

  • Together 2030 partners with civil society in Senegal to promote inclusive national review and more

        Photos:Together 2030 and Sightsavers led a workshop with 30 participants on the SDGs in Dakar, on Sept 29   Together 2030 joined forces with Sightsavers and CONGAD/Senegal (Conseil des Organisations Non Gouvernementales d’Appui au Développement) in the organization of a workshop to discuss opportunities and processes related to the preparation of the voluntary […] The post Together 2030 partners with civil society in Senegal to promote inclusive national review and more appeared first on Together 2030. […]

  • Les coopératives et l'emploi : second rapport mondial - 2017

    Sur base de données provenant de 156 pays, l'estimation actualisée montre que l'emploi dans ou dans le cadre des coopératives concerne au moins 279,4 millions de personnes à travers le globe, c'est-à-dire 9,46% de la population active mondiale. - Nouvelles / Portada, Internaciona […]

  • Peer to Peer and the Commons: A matter, energy and thermodynamic perspective

    Commons Transition presents this report in two volumes by Céline Piques and Xavier Rizos, with the support of P2P Foundation founder Michel Bauwens. The Commons movement is facing a challenge: to articulate the optimum rate at which a resource can be harvested or used without damaging its ability to replenish itself. The next economy will […] The post Peer to Peer and the Commons: A matter, energy and thermodynamic perspective appeared first on Commons Transition. […]

  • Technical brief on the Greek SSE law and cooperative legislation

    SG Bruno Roelants explained at the seminar on "Cooperatives and the Social and Solidarity Economy in Greece and around the world" (Athens, 23 Sept 2017) the major flaws in the new Greek law on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) and cooperative legislation. - News / Legislación, Europa […]

  • Cooperatives are responsible for almost 10% of world employment, new study shows

    CICOPA published its second global report on “Cooperatives and Employment”. Based on data from 156 countries, the updated estimate shows that employment in or within the scope of cooperatives concerns at least 279.4 million people across the globe, in other words 9.46% of the world's employed population. - News / Portada, Internaciona […]

  • Second Global Report on "Cooperatives and Employment"

    September 2017 - Contribution of cooperatives to decent work in the changing world of work - Publications / Portada, Internaciona […]

  • Contribute to the process of the World Social Forum towards the next WSF 2018 in Bahia-Brazil!

    The organizing process of the WSF 2018 is in full swing. It will take place in Bahia-Brazil and all over the world, from 13 to 17 March 2018. Join an international team that aims to: disseminate information about … Continue reading Contribute to the process of the World Social Forum towards the next WSF 2018 in Bahia-Brazil! &rarr […]

  • Cooperatives are responsible for almost 10% of world employment, new study shows

    Brussels, 25 September 2017 – CICOPA, the international organisation of industrial and service cooperatives, published today its second global report on “Cooperatives and Employment” [PDF]. Based on data from 156 countries, the updated estimate shows that employment in or within the scope of cooperatives concerns at least 279.4 million people across the globe, in other words 9.46% of the world's employed population. For Bruno Roelants, Secretary General of CICOPA: “Employment is one of the (...) - Press releases / Portada, Internaciona […]

  • (Français) Les peuples avant les marchés ! Sommet des Peuples contre l’OMC à Buenos Aires (Argentine, décembre 2017)

    Sorry, this entry is only available in French. Du 10 au 13 décembre prochain se tiendra à Buenos Aires la XIe réunion ministérielle de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC), avec pour objectif de relancer le processus multilatéral de … Continue reading (Français) Les peuples avant les marchés ! Sommet des Peuples contre l’OMC à Buenos Aires (Argentine, décembre 2017) &rarr […]

  • The Principles of European Cooperative Law

    The very first comparative study of European principles of cooperative law is out now! The book “The Principles of European Cooperative Law”, published by Intersentia, is written by a team of legal scholars  (Gemma Fajardo, Antonio Fici, Hagen Henrÿ, David Hiez, Deolinda Meira, Hans-H. Münkner and Ian Snaith) gathered around Study Group on European Cooperative Law (SGECOL) who’s work and studies are supported by Euricse. The Principles of European Cooperative Law (PECOL) focus on the ‘ideal’ legal identity of cooperatives and aim at describing the common core of European cooperative law. They are based on both existing cooperative law in Europe and the EU regulation on the societas cooperativa europaea. The Principles are accompanied by commentaries which illustrate the rationale and legislative background of each principle, and link them to the key features of co-operative identity. The PECOL are articulated into five chapters corresponding to the main aspects around which the identity of a cooperative should be structured, namely: the purpose pursued, internal governance, financial structure, external control and cooperation among cooperatives. The second part of the book presents the national reports upon which the PECOL were based. The reports offer a detailed overview of the cooperative law of seven European jurisdictions (Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the UK), and thus, provide a unique opportunity for lawmakers, practitioners and researchers to compare, circulate and apply best practices of cooperative legislation. “Thanks to the work of an impressive team of researchers, this book provides an important contribution towards a more unified approach to cooperative law at the European level, and will be of use, not only to researchers, but also to any nation that might want to update or improve its cooperative legislation. At the same time, much work remains to be done in order to develop a comprehensive framework – one that includes cooperative law, as well as regulations pertaining to the other branches of law that also affect cooperatives (such as, for instance, taxation and labour law). At Euricse, we are proud of the results that the group of scholars have carried out, the outcome this research has achieved and we are very grateful for their work. Moving forward, we will continue to carry out legal research as part of our multidisciplinary approach to the study of cooperative and social enterprises, and to support the analysis of the laws and regulations that define, shape and affect cooperative enterprises throughout Europe and beyond”, underlined Carlo Borzaga, president of Euricse in the forward to the book which is just published and can be orderd here. The post The Principles of European Cooperative Law appeared first on Euricse. […]

  • The History and Evolution of the Commons

    Is it possible to historicize the commons, to describe the evolution of the commons over time? This is our first draft and preliminary attempt to do so. The post The History and Evolution of the Commons appeared first on Commons Transition. […]

  • Social and socidarity economy and the future of work

    Can the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) improve the future of work at a time when more people are looking for employment, economic inequalities are higher than ever and significant economic, technological and demographic changes are threatening to reduce decent work opportunities? The International Labour Organization (ILO) asked Euricse to answer this very important question based on available research and empirical evidence.  The outcome of this work is the article “Social and socidarity economy and the future of work” which was recently published on the ILO’s web site and will be used to inform the upcoming ILO’s Social and Solidarity Economy Academy in Luxembourg. The paper is authored by Carlo Borzaga, Gianluca Salvatori and Riccardo Bodini, and builds on the work that Euricse researchers have done in this area over the years. The first part of the paper reviews some of the most significant trends affecting the world of work today, including in particular the way in which new technologies and automation are increasingly replacing human workers, on the one hand, and the sectors that are less likely to be affected by these phenomena and more likely to grow in the near future (like personal services, for instance), on the other. In this context, significant attention is being paid to the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) as a viable option to help address some of these challenges. Indeed, while the SSE comprises a diverse and heterogeneous universe of organizational models and approaches, the main actors within the SSE share a set of common features that make them ideally suited to take on some of the key issues related to the future of work. The paper then reviews the main theoretical arguments and empirical evidence on the features and role of SSE organizations, paying particular attention to their implications for the creation and preservation of decent work. The analysis shows that SSE organizations can indeed help create and preserve employment in traditional sectors and promote decent work by providing quality and stable jobs, facilitating women’s entry into the labour force, integrating disadvantaged workers and helping the transition from informal to formal employment. The post Social and socidarity economy and the future of work appeared first on Euricse. […]

  • Invitation: Open Gathering – Collective for a Global Social Transition

    The Collective for a Global Social Transition (CGST) is inviting you to the Open Gathering that will take place on September 30th in Montreal. This will give us the opportunity to explain the Collective’s mission and tell you … Continue reading Invitation: Open Gathering – Collective for a Global Social Transition &rarr […]

  • Émission du premier livret du TIESS sur les obligations communautaires Vous avez dit Obligations Communautaires ?

    Le premier livret du TIESS sur les obligations communautaires est en ligne! Découvrez cette nouvelle avenue de financement pour les organismes à but non lucratif. Mis sur pied en 2014, le comité de travail se penchant sur les nouvelles méthodes de financement des organismes à but non lucratif a publié son premier livret Tour d’horizon des obligations communautaires dont l’objectif est de nous présenter un nouvel outil de financement : les obligations communautaires. Ce guide complet s’avère un outil clé pour tout organisme à but non lucratif souhaitant diversifier ses ressources financières. Cette nouvelle publication est ainsi un élément pertinent pour le transfert d’innovation en économie solidaire. […]

  • IXE Édition – Social and Solidarity Economy Academy

    C’est au Luxembourg du 25-29 septembre prochain que se tiendra la 9ième édition de la Social and Solidarity Economy Academy, mise sur pied par l’Organisation Internationale du Travail. […]

  • Groupe Pilote International de l’économie sociale et solidaire

    Groupe Pilote International de l’économie sociale et solidaire - « Solidaires, participatifs, innovants : les financements de l’Économie Sociale et Solidaire au cœur des ODDs » Le 19 septembre prochain aura lieu à New York, parallèlement à la 72ième Assemblé générale des Nations Unies, un événement de mobilisation des acteurs de la coopération internationale organisé par la France et coordonné par L’association ESS Forum International (ESSFI). […]

  • A Commons Transition Plan for the City of Ghent

    Michel Bauwens documents the emergence and growth of the Commons in Ghent and suggests the bests public policies to support commons-based initiatives. The post A Commons Transition Plan for the City of Ghent appeared first on Commons Transition. […]

  • Communs – Réinventer ensemble le rapport à la ville

    Les villes sont confrontées à un double mouvement : des aires urbaines de plus en plus grandes et des aspirations locales de plus en plus fortes. Fondées sur les notions de « communs », « tiers-lieux », « milieu de vie », les initiatives citoyennes interrogent le rapport de chaque citoyen à sa ville – d’électeur à acteur- et la posture des municipalités dans les projets locaux – de gestionnaires à facilitateurs. Comment l’ESS s’intègre-t-elle dans ces mouvements ? Quels sont les outils pour favoriser le changement de posture? […]

  • Cities Against the Wall

    Two years into its governing mandate, how is Spain’s municipalist movement fighting back against the impositions of global capital? The post Cities Against the Wall appeared first on Commons Transition. […]

  • Towards World Social Forum 2018 !

    The Brazilian Committee of the World Social Forum launched an Open Letter in São Paulo on Friday, August 18, to convene the people, organizations, social movements, networks and platforms of movements in Brazil, Latin America and the World … Continue reading Towards World Social Forum 2018 ! &rarr […]

  • (Français) Levez les frontières ! Prochain Forum social mondial des migrations (Mexico, octobre 2018)

    Sorry, this entry is only available in French. Appuyez le Collectif mexicain d’organisation du prochain Forum social mondial des migrations (Mexico, octobre 2018) Le 8ème Forum social mondial des migrations (FSMM) aura lieu à l’automne 2018 à Mexico. … Continue reading (Français) Levez les frontières ! Prochain Forum social mondial des migrations (Mexico, octobre 2018) &rarr […]

  • (Français) Participez au concours pour définir le logo du FSM 2018

    Sorry, this entry is only available in French and European Spanish. Le Comité brésilien du Forum Social Mondial 2018 a décidé de lancer un concours pour créer le logo qui identifiera le processus et tous les matériaux et … Continue reading (Français) Participez au concours pour définir le logo du FSM 2018 &rarr […]

  • New report on Together 2030 engagement at the HLPF 2017

    As part of the collective work of the Initiative, Together 2030 members participated in a diverse range of activities before, during and after the 2017 High Level Political Forum. These activities aimed to build their capacities, create space for knowledge sharing, and collectively draft documents with key messages. This comprehensive report not only shows the […] The post New report on Together 2030 engagement at the HLPF 2017 appeared first on Together 2030. […]

  • A look at transition…

    How can we begin to understand the concept of transition? What is meant by it, and what means are available to us to help bring it about? This exploratory text, prepared by a member of the Collective, is … Continue reading A look at transition… &rarr […]

  • (Français) Compte rendu de l’assemblée de fondation du Collectif pour une transition sociale mondiale

    Sorry, this entry is only available in French. Vous trouverez ci-dessous les résultats des discussions qui ont eu lieu lors du lancement Collectif pour une transition sociale mondiale le vendredi 9 juin 2017. Chacune des stratégies (communication, participation, … Continue reading (Français) Compte rendu de l’assemblée de fondation du Collectif pour une transition sociale mondiale &rarr […]

  • Together 2030 issues recommendations to the UN High Level Political Forum

      Together 2030 members were active during the United Nations High Level Political Forum, held from July 10-19 in New York. Reflections and recommendations were shared during internal strategy meetings which have been compiled in an Open Letter from Together 2030 on the HLPF 2017. The letter is available here. Together 2030 and its members […] The post Together 2030 issues recommendations to the UN High Level Political Forum appeared first on Together 2030. […]

  • Building a Cooperative Solidarity Commonwealth

    Jessica Gordon Nembhard lays out the vision for a 21st century Cooperative Commonwealth characterised by interlocking ownership and solidarity structures. The post Building a Cooperative Solidarity Commonwealth appeared first on Commons Transition. […]

  • JEOD is calling for papers on Social Innovation in Social Enterprises

    The Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity (JEOD) is now calling for papers for a special issue on: “Social innovation in Social enterprises: What is going on?”. Guest editors: Simone Poledrini (University of Perugia), Florence Degavre (Université Catholique de Louvain), and Ermanno Tortia (University of Trento and Euricse). Deadline for submissions of full paper is 13 November 2017 extended to December 17, 2017, due to popular request, and the publication of the special issue is intend for July 2018. In recent years, the topic of social innovation has attracted considerable attention from scholars in various disciplines, such as economics (Pol and Ville, 2009), management (Cajaiba-Santana, 2014), sociology (Olsson and Galaz, 2012), and psychology (Bulut, Eren and Halac, 2013). These different approaches led to an equally varied number of definitions, perspectives, and frameworks of analysis (Gallouj and Djellal, 2010; Nicholls and Murdock, 2012; Moulaert et al., 2013). One of these is related to social enterprise studies, explained as organizations that combine entrepreneurial dynamics to provide services or goods with a primary objective to meet social needs (Borzaga and Defourny, 2001). Social enterprises (SEs) have significant potential for social innovation. It is now established that social innovation and social enterprise are two tightly interconnected concepts (Harrisson, Klein and Browne, 2010; Defourny and Nyssens, 2013). However, although much is known about the conditions of the emergence of social innovation within the SE context, the main changes undergone by social enterprises due to social innovation are still understudied. The aim of this call is to welcome articles dealing with the subject of the effects of social innovation on different aspects of the social enterprise organisation. We are particularly interested in articles that tackle Schumpeter’s main categories of innovation and explore their effects from the perspective of the SE. More specifically, we enquire under what conditions are new service or goods, new methods of production (like organizational models or models of accountability), new sources of financing, new collaboration between corporations and social enterprises or new models of governance implemented; what are their internal organizational effects; what kind of influence they exert on the main stakeholders of the SE (employees, beneficiaries etc.). We are also interested in articles that examine if, and how, social innovations are associated with (progressive) work transformation or better (gender/ethnic/social) group relations in the workplace. For this forthcoming special issue of JEOD we invite theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions, which draw on different research streams and disciplines. Methodologically, we welcome qualitative, quantitative, multi-method and mixed-methods research approaches dealing with social innovation in social enterprises. Submission Procedure Submissions will undergo a double blind, peer review process. Full manuscripts shall be submitted via the journal website. Please indicate that you are submitting for the “Social innovation in Social enterprises” issue. Information on the submission process and formatting requirements. Deadline for submissions of full paper is 13 November 2017 extended to December 17, 2017, due to popular request, and the publication of the special issue is intend for July 2018. Please direct any further inquiries to the issue’s guest-editors: Simone Poledrini (simone.poledrini@unipg.it), Florence Degavre (florence.degavre@uclouvain.be), and Ermanno Tortia (ermanno.tortia@unitn.it), or to the editorial office (jeod@euricse.eu). References Borzaga, C. & Defourny, J. (Eds.) (2001). The emergence of social enterprise. London: Routledge. Bulut, C., Eren, H. & Halac, D.S. (2013). Social Innovation and Psychometric Analysis. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 82: 122–130. Cajaiba-Santana, G. (2014). Social innovation: Moving the field forward. A conceptual framework. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 82: 42–51. Defourny, J. & Nyssens, M. (2013). Social innovation, social economy and social enterprise: what can the European debate tell us ? In: F. Moulaert, D. MacCallum, A. Mehmood & A. Hamdouch (Eds.), The international handbook on social innovation. Collective action, social learning and transdisciplinary research. Cheltenham: Elgar. Gallouj, F. & Djellal, F. (Eds.). (2010). The Handbook of Innovation and Services. A Multi-disciplinary Perspective. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Harrisson, D., Klein, J.-L. & Browne, P.L. (2010). Social innovation, social enterprise and services. In: F. Gallouj & F. Djellal (Eds.), The Handbook of Innovation and Service. A Multi-disciplinary Perspective. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 197–218. Moulaert, F., MacCallum, D., Mehmood, A. & Hamdouch, A. (Eds.) (2013). The international handbook on social innovation. Collective action, social learning and transdisciplinary research. Cheltenham: Elgar. Nicholls, A. & Murdock, A. (Eds.) (2012). Social Innovation: Blurring Boundaries to Reconfigure Markets. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp. 223–247. Pol, E. & Ville, S. (2009). Social innovation: Buzz word or enduring term? Journal of Socio-Economics, 38(6): 878–885. Olsson, P. & Galaz, V. (2012). Social-Ecological Innovation and Transformation. In: A. Nicholls & A. Murdock (Eds.), Social Innovation: Blurring Boundaries to Reconfigure Markets. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp. 223–247. Download here the Call for paper     The post JEOD is calling for papers on Social Innovation in Social Enterprises appeared first on Euricse. […]

  • Together 2030 Statement – Leveraging interlinkages for effective implementation of SDGs

    Jo Howard, from Institute of Development Studies, United Kingdom delivered Together 2030 statement during the HLPF official session on July 14 in Leveraging interlinkages for effective implementation of SDGs. Together 2030 reminded Member States that the universal, and interlinked nature of the SDGs demand a holistic approach that connects the goals rather than separates them […] The post Together 2030 Statement – Leveraging interlinkages for effective implementation of SDGs appeared first on Together 2030. […]

  • Together 2030 statement for Official MGoS Session, HLPF 2017

    John Patrick Ngoyi (JP), from Justice, Development and Peace Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria, and member of Together 2030 Core Group presented a civil society perspective during the second day of the 2017 High Level Political Forum (HLPF). During the Thematic review on eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world: […] The post Together 2030 statement for Official MGoS Session, HLPF 2017 appeared first on Together 2030. […]

  • New report reviews ‘main messages’ from volunteer countries reporting during HLPF 2017

    Check the new report here.  Together 2030, in partnership with World Vision, commissioned a review of the Main Messages submitted by Member States reporting on their implementation of the 2030 Agenda at the HLPF 2017. The purpose of this review is to provide information to civil society stakeholders for their engagement in the HLPF in […] The post New report reviews ‘main messages’ from volunteer countries reporting during HLPF 2017 appeared first on Together 2030. […]

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  • VI Rencontre de Finance Rurale

    Nos membres Red Fasco et Red Katalysis organisent les 19, 20 et 21 septembre à Copan Ruinas, Honduras, la VI Rencontre des Finance Rurale The post VI Rencontre de Finance Rurale appeared first on Inaise. […]

  • Euricse enters new research partnership with the ICA

    The partnership between Euricse and the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) grows stronger with the addition of a new area of collaboration.  In March 2016 the ICA signed a Framework Partnership Agreement with the European Commission aimed at strengthening the Alliance and the cooperative movement in its capacity to promote international development. This Agreement underpins the “Cooperatives in Development – People-centered Businesses in Action” programme and includes knowledge building activities at the global and regional level. Within the scope of this important global project, Euricse will support the ICA regional offices in carrying out research aimed at mapping cooperative actors and assessing the state of cooperative legislation across five continents – an effort designed to support the ICA network in the concrete implementation of international development activities. Euricse is pleased to join the ICA, Co-operatives Europe and the other ICA Regional Offices staff working on this project.  It is our hope that the knowledge and expertise Euricse has developed over the years (including through other projects conducted with the ICA, such as the World Co-operative Monitor) will contribute to the success of this project and to strengthening the global co-operative movement. The post Euricse enters new research partnership with the ICA appeared first on Euricse. […]

  • Commons in the time of monsters: How P2P Politics can change the world, one city at a time

    Can Commons and P2P practices offer viable solutions for our present and future social, political and ecological crises? This is the story of how it's done. The post Commons in the time of monsters: How P2P Politics can change the world, one city at a time appeared first on Commons Transition. […]

  • (Français) Le Collectif FSM 2016 devient le Collectif pour une transition sociale mondiale !

    Sorry, this entry is only available in French. Le Collectif FSM 2016 a été créé en mai 2013 afin de contribuer à la convergence des organisations de la société civile, mouvements, collectifs et personnes de bonne volonté qui souhaitent … Continue reading (Français) Le Collectif FSM 2016 devient le Collectif pour une transition sociale mondiale ! &rarr […]

  • Euricse participates in a European project aimed at promoting cooperative entrepreneurship

    Euricse was endorsed by the European Commission to participate in a project that will analyse and implement entrepreneurship education programs based on the cooperative business model The initiative will promote a cooperative spirit and entrepreneurship skills of high school and university students from all over Europe in order to improve their employability. Trento, May 4th. The project ECOOPE – Entrepreneurial Cooperative Experience – co-funded by the European Commission with a total budget of over 300.000€ was launched in April 2017 with the aim of improving the employability of young people in Europe by providing them with relevant entrepreneurship knowledge and skills to promote the set-up of cooperatives. Euricse will bring their expertise to this project together with six other institutions from Finland, United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Context As a business model, cooperatives are a very attractive option for young people since their implementation does not require large capital investment and the responsibility is limited. Its constitution is based on the association of people who face common economic, social and cultural objectives and who distribute the results in an equitable way. Cooperativism has proven its viability even in times of crisis: in Europe one in five persons is a member of a cooperative. There are more than 250,000 cooperatives with 123 million members employing more than 5 million people in multiple sectors throughout Europe. Education in entrepreneurship and cooperativism Through the design and development of innovative training actions that can be easily integrated into secondary and university education, ECOOPE seeks to promote among young Europeans the cooperative spirit and business model as a tool to acquire social and entrepreneurial skills that enhance their employability, especially in those countries with high youth unemployment rates such as Spain, Italy and Portugal. The objective of the first phase of the ECOOPE project is to identify and study the best programs, methodologies and tools that are being developed in Europe regarding education and training in cooperative entrepreneurship. The results will be reflected in a Best Practice Guide that will be made available to the public in order to increase awareness of the viability of this business model. The second project phase will begin in October 2017 with the design and implementation of two pilot courses for high school and university students. The pilots training propose an innovative working formula in which students, integrated into multidisciplinary teams, will have to find solutions to real-world challenges posed by cooperatives in the participating regions. In spring of 2018, the project will complete with an international event to disseminate the innovative content and teaching methodologies developed by members of cooperatives, colleges, universities, SMEs and other public and private institutions in various European countries. ECOOPE The ECOOPE project has a budget of more than 300,000 euros and is co-financed by the European Commission. The consortium is composed of seven institutions from five EU countries: University of Cantabria and Santander International Entrepreneurship Center (Spain), Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland), University of Porto (Portugal), European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (Italy), Co -operative College CI (United Kingdom), Portugal Entrepreneurship Education Platform (Portugal) and Industrial City of Valle del Nalón (Spain). The post Euricse participates in a European project aimed at promoting cooperative entrepreneurship appeared first on Euricse. […]

  • WCM is calling for data

    Please take the short amount of time needed to enter your co-operative’s details for the 2017 edition of the Monitor. The World Co-operative Monitor, published by the International Co-operative Alliance in conjunction Euricse, has become the premier source of annual data on the size of the co-operative economy. It has become a crucial resource for raising the co-operative profile and impact with policymakers, industry professionals and the public at large. It is also an important tool for researchers around the globe and is now calling for data. At the core of the Monitor is a list of the 300 largest co-operatives in the world, as measured by turnover. In addition, the Monitor presents sectorial rankings and in-depth looks at particular sectors or regions. In 2016, the report included an analysis of the financial structure of the largest co-operatives. This year we are committed to expand that analysis to include smaller co-operatives, those with turnovers below USD 50 million, in some cases well below that figure. We are reaching out to co-operatives of all sizes, across sectors and regions to expand the coverage of the database. Please take the short amount of time needed to enter your co-operative’s details for the 2017 edition of the Monitor. Federations and supporters of co-operatives are encouraged to mobilise the co-operatives in their membership and network to complete the survey. The 2017 survey is available in many different languages online and will be open through May 31st, 2017. The findings from the World Co-operative Monitor, which will include a special section on impact of the co-operative movement in South East Asia, will be presented at the Alliance conference in Malaysia in November. For inquiries please write to monitor@monitor.coop. The post WCM is calling for data appeared first on Euricse. […]

  • Bulletin de la Coopérative d’Épargne et de Crédit Fortalecer – Mars 2017

    Nous vous invitons à lire le nouveau Bulletin No .. 7 « Renforcer les opportunités » de la  coopérative d’épargne et de crédit FORTALECER dont le thème est « UN SYSTÈME DE FINANCE SOLIDAIRE POUR UNE RÉALITÉ EXIGEANT DES  RÉPONSES »; le présent numéro traite de la question des désastres naturels et situations d’urgences provoquées […] The post Bulletin de la Coopérative d’Épargne et de Crédit Fortalecer – Mars 2017 appeared first on Inaise. […]

  • Mutual, cooperative and co-owned busines

      A new book edited by Jonathan Michie, Joseph R. Blasi and Carlo Borzaga, published by Oxford University Press Handbook   “Mutual, co-operative and co-owned business” is the title of The Oxford University Press Handbook edited by Jonathan Michie, University of Oxford (UK), Joseph R. Blasi, Rutgers University (USA), and Carlo Borzaga, University of Trento (Italy) is now available. The handbook analyses, describes, and explains the complex world of organisations that assign ownership rights and governance control to stakeholders other than investors. The complexity of this set of organisations results both from the different degree of control exerted by stakeholders in each typology, and from different legislative and regulatory frameworks that govern these organisational forms. The handbook investigates all kinds of ‘member-owned’ organizations, whether consumer cooperatives, agricultural and producer cooperatives, worker cooperatives, mutual building societies, friendly societies, credit unions, solidarity organizations, mutual insurance companies, or employee-owned companies.  The owner of such organisations can be the consumers, the producers, or the employees – whether through single-stakeholder or multi-stakeholder ownership. Member-owned organizations These organizations have different names: from ‘mutuals’ in the UK, to ‘solidarity cooperatives’ in Latin America.  In some countries, such organizations are not even officially recognized and thus lack a specific denomination. For the sake of clarity, the Handbook will refer to member-owned organizations to encompass the variety of non-investor-owned organizations, and in the national case study chapters the terms used will be those most widely employed in that country. These alternative corporate forms have emerged in a variety of economic sectors in almost all advanced economies since the time of the Industrial Revolution and the development of capitalism, through the subsequent creation and dominance of the limited liability company.  Until recently, these organizations were generally regarded as a rather marginal component of the economy.  However, over the past few years, member-owned organizations have come to be seen in some countries, at least, as potentially attractive in light of their ability to tackle various economic and social concerns, and their relative resilience during the financial and economic crises of 2007-2013. Renewed interest in member-owned Thus, 2012 was designated by the United Nations as the ‘Year of the Co-operative’.  And various documents delivered by European Union Institutions have pointed to the key role played by non-investor owned enterprises in European societies.  Decisive steps forward in recognizing the contribution of co-operatives to societal well-being have been made by the ‘Europe2020’ strategy, and in particular by the European Commission’s recently launched ‘Social Business Initiative’.[1] This renewed interest in member-owned organizations has paved the way for a wider recognition of the importance of corporate diversity. For example, the 2012 Report delivered by the UK Commission on Ownership advocated a greater degree of corporate diversity, with a stronger member-owned and employee-owned sector. Another example is the UK’s 2010-15 Coalition Government’s commitment – evident in its Coalition Agreement – to strengthening the cooperative and social economy sectors, in part to create a more resilient financial services sector in reaction to the global financial crisis of 2007-2008,which is generally seen as having been created by the excesses of privately- and shareholder-owned banks and other financial institutions. 54 international contributors to the Handbook The Handbook is international in scope, includes contributions from 54 leading academics and practitioners, and covers various disciplinary aspects, including economics, finance and accounting, management and business, law, politics, history, organisational studies, psychology, public policy, and industrial sociology. The editors ensured that the collection is interdisciplinary in approach.  The chapters reflect the latest academic research and thinking on each topic and report on the relevant policy debates.  The strengths and weaknesses of the various alternative corporate forms are explored, with failures analysed as well as successes. Table of contents In part I the authors describe and analyse the diversity and complexity of member owned organisations. This section is aimed at providing a comprehensive overview of entrepreneurial pluralism. In particular, attention is paid both to the variety and complexity of member-owned organizations and the different sets of regulations governing each legal entity. In part II the authors consider the rationale of cooperative enterprises. The contributions are devoted to explaining the economic, social, and political rationale of co-operatives from a theoretical perspective. Part III gives a historical overview. Historically cooperatives have prospered when they have specific advantages over investor-owned enterprises and satisfy needs that are otherwise unmet. This section analyzes the main cooperative models and the cooperative principles and values that have been consolidating throughout history and up to the present day, to strengthen the ability of cooperatives to fulfil new needs arising in society. Drawing on a comparative perspective, part IV focuses on the role and evolutionary dynamics distinguishing the different types of member-owned organizations that populate the economic system. Attention is paid to the main characteristics and key factors explaining the success and consolidation of member-owned enterprises in both traditional economic sectors and new fields of activity to address new economic and social concerns. Part V investigates the implications of members’ engagement in the ownership structure. The focus is on political, governance, and organizational aspects affecting each type of member-owned organization. Specific attention is paid to the definition of innovative governance solutions that can reconcile the growth in size with member involvement. Part VI presents selected national case studies. The rationale for selecting case studies is the significant contribution provided by each typology of organization to economic growth, employment creation, and a more balanced distribution of wealth in given countries and/or regions. The next part (VII) gathers some representative case studies of selected corporations and co-operatives. The final part focuses on the future scenarios for member-owned organizations. Authors are asked to both analyze the main risks and challenges that member-owned enterprises are likely to face over the next decades and explain whether and to what extent the expansion of various forms of cooperation can be regarded as a viable way out of the crisis. Euricse’s contribution to the Handbook Carlo Borzaga is one of the editors of the Handbook and 9 authors are either researchers or fellows of Euricse: Chiara Carini, Maurizio Carpita, Sara Depedri, Antonio Fici, Giulia Galera, Michela Giovannini, Silvio Goglio, Pier Angelo Mori, Ermanno C. Tortia and Marcelo Vieta. Where to buy the Handbook For more information, please visit the publisher’s website. [1]           Also noteworthy is the resolution by the European Parliament on the contribution of cooperatives to overcoming the crisis (A7-0222/2013). The post Mutual, cooperative and co-owned busines appeared first on Euricse. […]

  • For the development of agricultural cooperatives in Africa

    The report is an important resource that will help organisations increase the effectiveness of their interventions by comparing strategies implemented in the interventions and context of reference. Which factors help and which, instead, hinder the creation of agricultural cooperatives in the African continent? What can we learn from cooperative development programmes promoted by organisations from the North American and European co-operative movement? What legal, economic and political opportunities and challenges did they encounter in the countries where the programmes are implemented? The answers to these questions can be found in the newly published research report on “Processes and Policies for Co-operative Development Promoters in Africa” by Euricse in collaboration with OCDC (U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council) and USAID. The study also includes a mapping of the cooperative development projects in the agricultural sector by part of the 15 organisations that participated in the study, to which the national studies of four countries were added: Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Senegal.     The post For the development of agricultural cooperatives in Africa appeared first on Euricse. […]

  • Marquez la date – Conférence internationale de la finance sociale et solidaire – 30-31 Mai- 1 Juin 2017

    The post Marquez la date – Conférence internationale de la finance sociale et solidaire – 30-31 Mai- 1 Juin 2017 appeared first on Inaise. […]

  • Bienvenue à notre nouveau membre: Gredos San Diego – Espagne

    Bienvenue à la coopérative Gredos San Diego (GSD) qui s’est joint à nous comme nouveau membre! Depuis plus de 30 ans, GSD adhère aux principes coopératifs afin d’offrir des services éducatifs. Sa mission: Servir les gens pour leur développement et leur formation à différents stades de la vie, afin d’améliorer la société. The post Bienvenue à notre nouveau membre: Gredos San Diego – Espagne appeared first on Inaise. […]

  • Entrevue avec Maria Elena Querejazu de la Fundación Sembrar

    Maria Elena Querejazu a été élue au conseil d’administration d’INAISE en mai 2016 dans le cadre de l’assemblée générale. Maria Elena est directrice générale de Sembrar, une organisation Bolivienne qui offre un soutien financier et technique aux agriculteurs. J’ai eu l’occasion de m’entretenir avec Maria Elena pour en apprendre davantage sur la réalité de l’agriculture familiale en Bolivie. Parlez-moi […] The post Entrevue avec Maria Elena Querejazu de la Fundación Sembrar appeared first on Inaise. […]

  • VILLUM FOUNDATION invests DKK 20 million in Merkur Cooperative Bank

    VILLUM FOUNDATION invests DKK 20 million in Merkur Cooperative Bank With a DKK 20m investment from VILLUM FOUNDATION, Merkur Cooperative Bank will be able to increase its number of loans to sustainable projects. With its investment of DKK 20m in newly issued cooperative shares from Merkur, VILLUM FOUNDATION is enabling Merkur to extend future additional loans to the tune of […] The post VILLUM FOUNDATION invests DKK 20 million in Merkur Cooperative Bank appeared first on Inaise. […]