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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

Appeal on the importance of cooperative banks for Europe’s economic recovery and growth

Carlo Borzaga, the president of Euricse, launched an appeal on behalf of the community of experts from the cooperative world yesterday in Venice, during the international conference on cooperatives “Promoting the understanding of cooperatives for a better world”. He asked all the European Union heads of state and government, the EU’s governing bodies and the European banking authorities to pay more attention “to the role of cooperative banks in Europe’s economic recovery.” Read More

EMES Position Paper on The Social Business Initiative Communication

This document was prepared by the Board of Directors of EMES as a response to the notice of the European Commission “Social Business Initiative” [COM(2011)682/2]", October 25 2011, with the aim of presenting the standpoint of EMES, gathering the experiences and opinions of the main scholars working in the social enterprises sector. Read More

Towards a common strategic framework for EU research and innovation funding

EMES, Euricse e CIRIECThis document was drafted by the organizations that promoted the open letter to the European Commission titled “From Words to Action: Supporting Cooperative and Social Enterprises to Achieve a More Inclusive, Sustainable and Prosperous Europe.” The letter, signed by over 400 European academics, was officially presented to European Commissioners Michel Barnier and Antonio Tajani on October 13, 2010. Read More

Single Market Act: A Response from the European Scientific Community

This document was drafted by the authors of the open letter to the European Commission titled “From Words to Action: Supporting Cooperative and Social Enterprises to Achieve a More Inclusive, Sustainable and Prosperous Europe.” The letter, signed by over 400 European academics, was officially presented to European Commissioners Michel Barnier and Antonio Tajani on October 13, 2010. Read More

Mountain agriculture and the common agricultural policy

With this position paper, Euricse would like to emphasize the importance of mountain agriculture as one of the main avenues in achieving the sustainable growth objectives that are at the centre of today’s European agenda, and to lend our contribution to the conversation about the future of the Common Agricultural Policy. Read More

The European common agricultural policy and the role of enterprise networks

After a series of reforms begun in 1992, the governments and institutions of Europe have arrived at a juncture whereby they are in the process of defining their agenda in support of the agricultural sector—a sector that secures the livelihood of millions of farmers and occupies a physical space that extends across over 45% of the EC’s footprint. Read More