Key findings from the World Co-operative Monitor 2016

 The World Co-operative Monitor 2016 is the fifth edition of the annual research report produced by the International Co-operative Alliance (the Alliance) with the scientific and technical support of Euricse. The research, widely considered the primary source for global statistics on the economic dimensions of the co-operative movement, includes a new feature in 2016: an analysis of the capital structure of the Top 300 co-operative enterprises. Also included in this year’s edition is a special section focusing on consumer co-operatives within the Wholesale and retail trade sector. Read More

Euricse and C-Bird for social enterprises in Serbia

"Could networking be a way to empower social enterprises in Serbia?" was the title of a full day training dedicated to social enterprises that was held in Belgrade on October 7th. The event is organised as a part of Aleksandra Bobic's secondment in the "Zip Centar za mlade biznis inkubator DOO" Pirot - Serbia within the C-BIRD project and is supported by all the main actors involved in the promotion of social enterprises in Serbia participating in the Coalition for the development of social enterprises. Read More

Study launch: health cooperatives and mutuals worldwide

The research "Health cooperatives and mutuals worldwide - an analysis of the contribution to citizens' health by cooperatives around the world" will be launched during sectorial meeting on "Health and Social Services - The Cooperatives' Way" on the occasion of the International Summit of Cooperatives, which will be held in Quebec City. On October 12, Gianluca Salvatori will present the study, which is aimed to analyze the contribution of health cooperatives and mutuals to the promotion of citizens’ health within different national welfare systems. Euricse is conducting this study in collaboration with IHCO (International Health Co-operative Organization). Read More

World Co-operative Monitor to be released on October 12, 2016

 The 2016 edition of the World Co-operative Monitor will be released on October 12, 2016. On that day, Euricse Secretary General, Gianluca Salvatori, will present some of the key findings in a round table at the International Summit of Cooperatives  in Quebec, Canada. Concurrently, the report will be available for free download at and on a USB key at the Summit. Read More

EMES | Call for Papers on “Social Enterprise in Post-Communist Societies”

Giulia Galera will be guest editor (with Jacques Defourny and Michael Roy) of the Special Issue of East European Politics on “Social Enterprise in Post-Communist Societies“. A Call for Papers has just been launched for full papers exploring such questions, and a range of others under this broad theme, are welcome, and should be submitted by 31 December 2016. Only after feedback from the guest editors should the papers be submitted to the journal. Read More

New features in the upcoming World Co-operative Monitor report

The 5th edition of the World Co-operative Monitor, an initiative of the International Co-operative Alliance and Euricse, will be published this fall and presented by Gianluca Salvatori at the International Summit of Cooperatives on October 11, 2016 in Quebec, Canada. The report presents the results from quantitative research on the world’s largest cooperative and mutual enterprises. Read More

What is the contribution to citizens’ health by cooperatives?

The kick-off meeting of the research project “Health cooperatives and mutuals worldwide – analysis of the contribution to citizens’ health by cooperatives around the world” managed by Euricse in collaboration with IHCO will be held on Friday, July 8 in Madrid, at the headquarters of Asisa (a health insurance cooperative, member of the Fundación Espriu and co-founder of IHCO). The research project examines both members and users of health cooperatives and studies the way in which health cooperatives operate in and contribute to the welfare system of their country. It aims to perform both quantitative and qualitative analysis on health cooperatives and the systems in which they operate. Read More

JEOD is calling for papers on ​ worker cooperatives

JEOD, the Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity, is planning an issue for the end of 2016 entirely devoted to worker cooperatives. Submitted papers will go through the standard refereeing process and an overall number of 5 to 8 papers will be selected for this issue. Read More

New strategies for Co-operatives

The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) 2016 international research conference “New strategies for Co-operatives: Understanding and Managing Co-operative Creation” will be held from the 24th to the 27th of May in the Palacio del Congresos en El Toyo, Almeria, Spain.Euricse contributed to the scientific planning of the event and eight researchers will attend the conference. Giulia Galera, Jacopo Sforzi, Carlo Borzaga, Chiara Carini, Michela Giovannini, Silvia Sacchetti, Eddi Fontanari and Yiorgos Alexopoulos will present their research with nine papers during five different sessions. Moreover, Giulia Galera and Jacopo Sforzi will coordinate a special session dedicated to “The role of Cooperatives in promoting the interest of the community”  (Wednesday the 25th of May, 11:15-13:00), while another session coordinated by Giulia Galera will be dedicated to the European project INT.RE.COOP (Friday the 27th of May, 9:00-10:30). Read More