WP 106 | 19 Le potenzialità del Trust come veicolo istituzionale prescelto per responsabilizzare il Terzo Settore nel recupero e nella valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale

In Italia, la tutela del patrimonio culturale è sempre stata demandata principalmente allo Stato o, più in generale, al settore pubblico, soprattutto alla luce della naturale vocazione degli attori pubblici a perseguire interessi generali. Tuttavia, oggigiorno tale “automatismo burocratico” è stato messo in discussione da due macro-trends in atto: da… 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

A European Statute for Social and Solidarity-Based Enterprise

This study conducted by Antonio Fici, professor of University of Molise and a fellow of Euricse was requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs and commissioned, overseen and published by the Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs. Social enterprises (SE) are subject to ad… Read More

WP 86|16 Governance e Partecipazione del Socio nelle Cooperative di Lavoro

L’articolo si propone di approfondire alcuni specifici aspetti di governance delle cooperative di lavoro, con particolare riferimento alla partecipazione del socio lavoratore alla gestione dell’impresa. A tal fine si valuteranno i diversi sistemi di amministrazione e controllo di una cooperativa alla luce dell’esigenza di rendere effettiva la partecipazione del socio. L’analisi, tra le altre… Read More

WP 84|16 Marco Legal y Desarrollo del Cooperativismo de Crédito en Argentina, 1887-2015

En este trabajo se describe la evolución de las cooperativas de crédito en Argentina desde finales de 1880 hasta la actualidad. El análisis presta particular atención a la influencia de factores políticos e institucionales. En términos más específicos, muestra cómo reiterados cambios en el marco legal y regulatorio, inducidos por la profunda inestabilidad del contexto político argentino, han afectado sustancialmente la dimensión y la estructura del sistema de cooperativas de crédito. Read More

WP 82|15 Recognition and Legal Forms of Social Enterprise in Europe: A Critical Analysis from a Comparative Law Perspective

Social enterprise lawmaking is a growth industry. In the United States alone, over the last few years, there has been a proliferation of state laws establishing specific legal forms for social enterprises. The situation is not different in Europe, where the process began much earlier than in the United States and today at least fifteen European Union member states have specific laws for social enterprise. Read More

WP 47|13 Pan-European cooperative law: Where do we stand?

This paper aims to provide a brief general overview of the present state of European Union (EU) cooperative law from the perspective of harmonization of cooperative law in Europe. It also presents the author’s point of view on the possible future of both EU cooperative law and the harmonization of European national cooperative laws. Read More

WP 45|12 Cooperative finance and cooperative identity

The question addressed in this paper is whether the financial structure of cooperatives constitutes a badge of identity that differentiates cooperatives from other corporate legal forms such as capital-based companies. To this end, it examines features of their financial structure that are considered typical of cooperatives in a number of documents published by international organizations. Read More