The Social Cooperatives International School is an annual event that promotes exchange of experiences and innovative development of social cooperatives and their networks, both at the local and transnational level.
The International school gathers social cooperators from different countries and gives them the chance to meet experts from innovative sectors, to get inspired from international best practices and to participate to in-depth interactive discussions.
Addressed to cooperative entrepreneurs, but also social enterprises, thinkers and practitioners, the school aims to foster the connection and development of the social cooperatives and promote their international dimension.
Social cooperatives and social enterprises are among the most vital actors of the economy at world level, showing the capacity to understand the great change and challenges that our society faces today.
In Italy, social cooperatives are the landmark of social services and assistance to persons in difficult situations and at risk of social exclusion. Furthermore, they are a crucial provider of work opportunities for disadvantaged persons. Confcooperative Federsolidarietà is a network of 6.250 social cooperatives that counts more than 230.000 workers and 220.000 members. Social Cooperatives of the network assist more than 5 millions of users and provide work opportunities to 18.000 disadvantaged workers.
At international level, social cooperatives are growing steadily, inspiring innovative solutions in different social and economic context, and governments in many Countries are interested in creating favourable regulatory frameworks to recognise and promote them.
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