Labour market change

Cooperatives and social enterprises: Work and employment in selected countries

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Updated
12 June 2019
Published
12 June 2019
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Abstract

Cooperatives and social enterprises are recognised for their resilience to cyclical and structural economic changes and their capacity to contribute to local and regional economic development, including social inclusion. In recent years, attention has increasingly focused on their ability to further the EU policy goals of creating more and better jobs, countering the trend towards non-standard employment and fostering EU integration following the 2008 global financial crisis. Based on case studies from organisations in five EU Member States, this report investigates the contribution of European cooperatives and social enterprises to job creation and retention. It describes the characteristics of the jobs created and retained as well as outlining the various support measures used by organisations to develop and innovate. It offers some policy pointers aimed at supporting the delivery of these jobs in cooperatives and social enterprises.   

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    76
    Reference No: 
    EF18043
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1880-6
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-02-19-317-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/635150
    Catalogue info

    Cooperatives and social enterprises: Work and employment in selected countries

    Cooperatives and social enterprises are recognised for their resilience to cyclical and structural economic changes and their capacity to contribute to local and regional economic development, including social inclusion. In recent years, attention has increasingly focused on their ability to further the EU policy goals of creating more and better jobs, countering the trend towards non-standard employment and fostering EU integration following the 2008 global financial crisis.

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  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF180431
    Catalogue info

    Cooperativas e empresas sociais: Trabalho e emprego em determinados países

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    As cooperativas e as empresas sociais são reconhecidas pela sua capacidade de resiliência a mudanças económicas cíclicas e estruturais e pela sua capacidade de contribuir para o desenvolvimento económico local e regional, incluindo a inclusão social. Nos últimos anos, a atenção centrou-se cada vez mais na sua capacidade para promover os objetivos políticos da UE de criar mais e melhores empregos, combater a tendência para o emprego atípico e promover a integração na UE na sequência da crise financeira mundial de 2008. Com base em estudos de casos de organizações em cinco Estados-Membros da UE, o presente relatório analisa o contributo das cooperativas e das empresas sociais europeias para a criação e manutenção de emprego. Descreve as características dos empregos criados e mantidos, bem como as várias medidas de apoio utilizadas pelas organizações para desenvolver e inovar. Oferece alguns indicadores para políticas destinadas a apoiar a criação destes postos de trabalho em cooperativas e empresas sociais.

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