Study Group on European Cooperative Law

The Study Group on European Cooperative Law (SGECOL) is a group of cooperative law scholars from different European countries, whose first meeting was held in Trento, at EURICSE, on 29-30 November 2011. SGECOL aims to conduct comparative research on cooperative law in Europe, thus promoting increased… Read More

Mapping study on social enterprise ecosystems: the first seven reports are available

Latvia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Austria, Germany, Lithuania. The first seven country reports have been published on the European Commission's website, and are now available for download. The study "Social enterprises and their eco-systems in Europe" is progressively concluding, and - with it - a real mapping of social enterprises in Europe (but not only) is beginning to take shape, shedding light on the nuances, peculiarities and legal frameworks that characterize the diverse countries. The study presents a thorough analysis, expanding knowledge on the reality of social enterprises. It comes as a follow-up to the 2014 Mapping Study of 28 countries and its 2016 update to seven of them, which contributed to providing a first comparable picture of social enterprise dynamics across 28 EU countries and Switzerland. The refining of the methodology, as tested in 2016, improved the accuracy of the application of the Operational Definition to better capture recent developments in the field. Read More

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. Read More

Principles of European Cooperative Law

The Principles of European Cooperative Law (PECOL) focus on the ‘ideal’ legal identity of cooperatives. Drafted 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… Read More

International Study Group on Utility Cooperatives

The aim of the International Study Group on Utility Cooperatives is to compare the state and development of cooperative solutions for the provision of public utilities across countries and/or sectors from different disciplinary backgrounds and through interdisciplinary work. Public utility cooperatives have emerged in several countries across… Read More

HIGHLIGHTS 2016

The end of the year is a time to look back at what we’ve accomplished and gather new ideas for projects and activities for the year to come, without losing sight of our main goal: to create knowledge and enrich the debate on the cooperative business model in order to demonstrate its relevance in modern economic and social systems. 2016 was a fruitful year at Euricse and we’d like to share some of the key results with you. Read More

Meet Yiorgos Alexopoulos, research fellow at Euricse

Social Enterprise between social impact and financial needs Yiorgos Alexopoulos is researcher at the Agricultural University of Athens (Greece) and Senior Research Fellow at Euricse in the framework of the project “Research in Social Enterprise, its social impact and its financial needs”(RiSE GRIT). The project is awarded by a Marie Curie Action – Intra-European fellowships for Career Development (IEF), 7FP. Read 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. Read More