Registrations open and program unveiled for the Social Cooperatives International School

The topics of the 3rd edition of the Social Cooperatives International School are out! To be held from 19 to 22 October 2017 in Naples (Italy), the #SCIS2017 foresees four thematic sessions and one seminar. During the sessions, the presentation of best practices will focus on the analysis of the role of cooperative groups and consortia in the life of social cooperatives, and how they promote development and partnership among cooperatives themselves and among cooperatives and non-cooperative enterprises.

13 June 2017

Organized by Federsolidarietà (the largest federation of social cooperatives in Italy), the School, with a high entrepreneurial profile and an international spirit, is open to social cooperators from all over the world and specifically addressed to cooperatives’ managers, thinkers, and practitioners. Each training session will include a theoretic introduction on the topic, the presentation of best practices and a workshop to deepen different aspects of activities of social cooperatives:

Session 1 – Introduction: social cooperatives normative framework and best practices in the international context
Session 2 – How to communicate about social cooperatives
Session 3 – Social farming: social inclusion, work, educational services and more
Session 4 – Management and leadership in social cooperatives
Seminar – Work, sharing economy, platforms – towards a cooperative approach?

Surf the PROGRAM & LOGISTIC INFORMATION to have the big picture of the #SCIS2017Complete the registration form and send it together with the payment proof to Deadline for registration: 6th September 2017.

The 2016 edition] was a great success and a unique opportunity for discussion and dialogue between 30 cooperative managers from Italy, Japan, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Slovenia, Bosnia, Kosovo and Turkey with a focus on local development, partnership between social cooperatives and conventional enterprises, financial instruments for the development of social cooperatives and the challenge of migrations. The 2015 edition took place in Milan in occasion of the EXPO. Here the video.

For more information contact Valerio Pellirossi at

International Organisation of Industrial, Artisanal and
Service Producers' Cooperatives

Secretariat: C/O European Cooperative House - avenue Milcamps 105
1030 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 543 1033, fax: +32 2 543 1037
E-mail: cicopa[at]

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