#SCIS2019: Programme and registrations

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.

CICOPA’s Italian member 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.

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.

In past editions, more than one hundred social co-operators and social entrepreneurs from all around the globe gathered in Naples 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, and open to social enterprises, thinkers and practitioners, the school aims to foster the connection and development of the social cooperatives and promote their international dimension.


To register, complete the Registration Form and send it together with the payement proof to

The #SCIS2019, which will take place in Naples from 24 to 27 October, foresees one kick-off event, three thematic sessions, three workshops.


Incredible JoBs: a worldwide strategy for boosting work integration of disadvantaged people.
In occasion of the month on “work inclusion for disadvantaged people”, celebrated in Italy during the month of October, the School will dedicate its kick-off event to work integration social cooperatives, i.e. cooperatives whose primary aim is the work integration of disadvantaged people.

Read the full program here


Each thematic session consists of a theoretic introduction on the topic, the presentation of best practices and a workshop to deepen the participants’ knowledge on different aspects of social cooperatives and social enterprises activities.

Session 1 – Introduction: Social Cooperatives: normative framework and best practices in the international context

Session 2 – Social Cooperatives and technological innovation: new ways for the provision of social services and their inclusiveness

Session 3 – Leadership in social cooperatives: challanges and opportunities

Discover more about the programme and registrations fees here