Projects on cooperatives

  1. Research Project on "Financial mechanisms for Innovative Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems"

    1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019

    Supported by the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social and Solidarity Economy of the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, this project aims at fostering a better understanding of the global ecosystems, i.e. the relations and interactions between a number of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) stakeholders favouring SSE, and the financial mechanism that supports and consolidate them.

  2. Cooperatives to Strengthen Youth Empowerment and Employment Readiness among Vulnerable, Marginalised and At-Risk Groups

    12 October 2017 - 31 May 2019

    The overall objective of this project is to improve employment opportunities for vulnerable, marginalised and at-risk youth. The project aims to build institutional capacities to deliver innovative and value-added services with a special focus on employment readiness/foundational skills, empowerment, and cooperatives development.

  3. Development of a Social Economy Policy in South Africa (Government of Flanders & National Economic Development Department of South Africa)

    1 May 2017 - 30 April 2020

    This project seeks to take advantage of the favourable conditions for developing a social economy policy for South Africa, following the implementation of a range of projects that have enhanced existing knowledge and built a community of actors and agencies committed to growing and developing this sector.

  4. Promotion of Organizations and Mechanisms of Social and Solidarity Economy (‘PROMESS’) in Tunisia

    1 June 2016 - 1 September 2019

    The main objective of this project is the creation of sustainable and decent jobs for young women and men in Tunisia through the promotion of organizations and mechanisms of the social and solidarity economy.

  5. Professional integration of young people in Algeria through a stronger civil society

    17 January 2016 - 17 January 2018

    The A’AMAL project encourages collaboration among local actors, more specifically civil society, for the professional integration of young people in Algeria. The initiative is part of the Youth Employment Support Programme (‘PAJE’), co-financed by the Algerian Government and the European Union. Launched in 2012, PAJE aims to support the reforms and actions taken by the Algerian Government in the implementation of youth-centred policies.

  6. SFP/COOP Joint Research Initiative on “The role of Social and Solidarity Economy and Social finance in sustainable development and the future of work”

    17 December 2015 - 31 December 2018

    The objective of the project is to measure the impact of this approach by comparing the integration of its economic model and its leverage effect on development. Furthermore, considering the processes of change that are transforming the world of work (mainly linked to the increasing globalization of the economy and technological innovation), it is important to reflect on the role of SSE organizations as business and social organization models for the future.

  7. Cooperative Facility for Africa - CoopAfrica

    1 February 2008 - 31 December 2011

    The Cooperative Facility for Africa - CoopAfrica is a technical cooperation programme of the ILO, under DFID funding. From its office in Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania), CoopAfrica covers 9 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. CoopAfrica assists cooperatives to improve their governance, efficiency and performance in order to strengthen their capacity to create jobs, access markets, generate income, reduce poverty, provide social protection and give people a voice in society.