Projects on cooperatives and social and solidarity economy

  1. Initiative on advancing the Guidelines concerning Statistics of Cooperatives

    1 July 2021 - 30 June 2024

    The project aims to ensure statistics on cooperatives are reliable, coherent, and internationally comparable, in order to quantify economic and social impact of cooperatives. It is a step towards implementing the international Guidelines concerning Statistics of Cooperatives. It includes country case studies on Costa Rica, Italy, Republic of Korea, Türkiye, and Tanzania.

  2. Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy Knowledge Base

    1 July 2021 - 31 December 2023

    The project aims to contribute towards creating an enabling legal and policy framework that could enhance the visibility and raise awareness about the contribution of SSE towards achieving inclusive and sustainable development and decent work.

  3. Strengthening the Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia

    1 July 2021 - 30 June 2024

    The project aims to inform and create policy dialogue on the contributions of the social and solidarity economy to decent work and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific region

  4. Cooperative Support Programme for Palestine (CSP-OPT)

    1 June 2021 - 31 May 2024

    The project aims to enhance employment and livelihood opportunities for Palestinian women and men by activating a supportive institutional, regulatory and promotional environment for autonomous and economically self-reliant cooperatives.

  5. FORTER'ESS: Strengthening the resilience of women's social and solidarity economy organisations (SSEOs) affected by COVID-19

    22 December 2020 - 30 June 2023

    This two-year project provides support to women led SSE organizations in the governorates of Beja, Jendouba and Le Kef. This support focuses on improving workplace protection and working conditions for women entrepreneurs and workers in women led SSEs to counteract the social, economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. FORTER'ESS will also contribute to the establishment of an inclusive and equitable social and solidarity economy (SSE) ecosystem in Tunisia, which encourages the increased participation of women in the sector.

  6. Joint COOP/Social Finance research initiative on Social and solidarity economy and social innovation in Africa

    1 December 2020 - 30 November 2021

    The main objective of this research project is to identify and analyse social innovation cases and experiences initiated by Social and Solidarity Economy Organizations (SSEOs) in Africa.

  7. JEUN’ESS: Promotion of Social and Solidarity Economy and Creation of Decent Jobs for Tunisian Youth

    1 September 2019 - 31 August 2024

    The JEUN’ESS project aims to create decent jobs for young people in disadvantaged areas and support the transition to the formal economy through the promotion of the social and solidarity economy (SSE). The project proposes an approach based on the promotion and strengthening of collective entrepreneurship through SSE organizations and mechanisms.

  8. Support to Tunisian youth through social and solidarity entrepreneurship

    1 August 2019 - 31 December 2021

    The central objective of the project is to create decent jobs for young men and women in disadvantaged regions through the promotion of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) and its organizations.

  9. Land and Rights – Paths to Social and Solidarity Economy in Palestine

    28 January 2019 - 27 January 2020

    The project aims at contributing to the respect of economic and social rights for the Palestinian population.

  10. Dignità in campo in Italy

    1 December 2018 - 31 December 2020

    The main aim of the project is to prevent new forms of labour exploitation in the agricultural sector and to promote new practices in social economy through pilot actions in two territories in Italy.