Ariadne partners and contact details


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EURICSEEuricse (European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises) is a research centre designed to promote knowledge development in the field of cooperatives, social enterprises, commons and nonprofit organizations. Specifically, Euricse focuses on all forms of private organizations and enterprises that pursue purposes other than profit, are characterized by participatory management models, and adopt a development approach that blends social and economic well being.

Euricse combines multidisciplinary research, training, and consulting services in order to deepen the understanding of these types of organizations and their impact on economic and social development, furthering their growth and assisting them to work more effectively.

Euricse involves scholars from various disciplinary backgrounds and furnishes young researchers with opportunities and facilities for study. The centre is a forum for advanced scientific analysis and discussion that favours dialogue and synergy among research centres. At the same time, it is open to active and direct participation by the cooperative movement and social entrepreneurship. Its activities aim to reduce the fragmentation in the research on cooperative and social enterprises, and to enhance the visibility of this sector in the scientific and political debate.

Euricse was founded in 2008 by Cooperatives Europe, the Trentino Federation of Cooperatives, the Trento and Rovereto Bank Foundation, the Province of Trento and the University of Trento. While Euricse is rooted in the Italian region of Trentino and is closely connected to the organizations that operate there, its activities address issues of national and international interest, and its approach favours openness and collaboration with other research centres, both domestically and internationally.

In order to fulfil its mission, Euricse works in five key areas:

 EURICSE contacts for the Ariadne project:
Francesca TOMASI - francesca,tomasi [-at-] euricse,eu·