DIESIS COOP

founded in 1997, is a non-profit organisation based in Brussels whose mission is to support the development of the social economy and, in particular, of cooperatives and social enterprises in Europe and in the world through the implementation of knowledge-based activities, such as research, studies, training, project design, consulting and advisory services, technical assistance and research.

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European Trade Union Confederation

European Trade Union Confederation was founded in 1973; it now represents 85 trade union organisations in 36 European countries, plus 12 industry-based federations.
The ETUC is one of the European social partners and is recognised by the European Union, by the Council of Europe and by EFTA as the only representative cross-sectoral trade union organisation at European level. The ETUC’s prime objective is to promote the European Social Model and to work for the development of a united Europe of peace and stability where working people and their families can enjoy full human and civil rights and high living standards.

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Social Economy Europe

Social Economy Europe is the EU-level representative institution for the social economy. Social Economy Europe was set up in November 2000, under the name of CEP-CMAF. It aims to promote the social and economic input of the social economy enterprises and organisations, to promote the role and values of social economy actors in Europe and to reinforce the political and legal recognition of the social economy and of cooperatives, mutual societies, associations and foundations (CMAF) at EU level. In January 2008, the CEP -CMAF changed its name into Social Economy Europe.

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LEGACOOP Servizi

LEGACOOP Servizi represents, supports and supervises member cooperatives associated in order to promote their development as modern and efficient enterprises. It drafts cooperative sector-based policies in agreement with Legacoop governing bodies. More than 2,500 service cooperatives are currently members of Legacoop servizi/Legacoop and in 2006 they recorded a total turnover of over euro 7,325,000,000. They offer a wide range of services: from transport to goods handling to catering, from cleaning services to hygiene and sanitation services, to passenger transport and the sphere of culture.

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LEGACOOPSociali

LEGACOOPSociali is a national association whose purpose is to organize and represent Legacoop social cooperatives, to promote cooperative policies and values and to support social and entrepreneurial projects. With a membership of over 1700 cooperatives and social consortia, Legacoopsociali brings together more than 60 thousand employees of whom 75% are women, 90% are worker-members and more than 8000 are members of disadvantaged groups. The total value of production of Legacoopsociali cooperatives and consortia stands at approximately €2,200 million.

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COCETA

The Spanish Confederation of Workers’ Co-operatives (COCETA) was established in 1986 in order to raise awareness on workers’ cooperatives and to promote their growth and development. COCETA aims at representing and defending members’ interest in the political, social and economic arena. COCETA coordinates entrepreneurial policy actions at national level, facilitating cooperation between cooperatives (inter-cooperation) in order to foster their development. It is composed by 18,960 workers’ cooperatives employing approximately 300.000 workers.

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CONFESAL

CONFESAL is a national confederation of workers-owned SMEs, which was established in Madrid, 4th July 1987 with some 14,000 associated SMEs. CONFESAL is a plural, independent, participative, non-profit business organization whose main objective is representing and protecting the interests of all those companies and association which take an active part in CONFESAL or are associated to it. They also contribute to the entrepreneurial development, business establishment and thereby job creation. They create quality, steady jobs thanks to the nature of these kinds of companies.

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IRES CGIL

IRES CGIL- Institute for Economic and Social Research is a non-profit association founded by CGIL in 1979. The Institute’s main task is to stimulate, develop and conduct research. Besides providing expert advice for trade union organisations, the Institute has forged over time a network of relations and partnerships with domestic and international Universities, agencies and institutions, defining for itself a role as a liaison between trade unions and academia.

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Consorzio 609

Consorzio 609 Social Cooperative was born in 2011 as a consequence of the merge between several cooperatives working in the health and social care assistance field. The aim of the Consorzio 609 is to develop collaboration with leader enterprises overall Italy in order to promote project and activities aiming at sustaining social responsibility.

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Elabora

As a technical branch of the main Italian Cooperatives federation, Elabora fosters SMEs in the phases of start-up, development and growth, with special regard to cooperatives members of Confcooperative. The Confederazione Cooperative Italiane was first established in 1919. Over the years Confcooperative has implemented a policy sensitive to the needs and changes of the social, civil and economic world.

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Gruppo Cooperativo CGM

Born in 1997, Gruppo Cooperativo CGM represents nowadays one of the greatest Italian networks of social cooperatives. With more than 10,000 operational units overall the Italian regions, CGM provides services both directly to the citizens and in partnership with local institutions. More than 700,000 Italian families benefit from the wide range of services offered by CGM in the fields of health care, social assistance, vocational training, and education and culture.

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