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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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Executive summary in 22 languages

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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

    Cooperatives and social enterprises: Work and employment in selected countries - Executive summary

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    A cooperative is typically defined as a business organisation that is democratically controlled and owned by its members and which works in the interest of its members. A social enterprise is generally perceived as a business organisation with a social mission, working in the interest of its community or client group. This study investigates the contribution of European cooperatives and social enterprises to job creation and retention. 

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