: Jan 11, 2016

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A.I.C.CO.N. - Italian Association for the Promotion of the Culture of Co-operation and of Non-profit Organizations - aims to encourage, support, and organise initiatives to promote the culture of solidarity, with particular attention to idealities, perspectives, activities, and problems connected to non-profit organisations, as well as with co-operative firms and social enterprises.

AICCON’s membership is composed of various public, private and civil organisations operating in (or dealing with) Social Economy, Co-operative movement and Social Entrepreneurship framework.

AICCON fosters a proactive thinking able to innovate social economy issues through its scientific production and, particularly, by its main annual event “Le Giornate di Bertinoro per l’Economia Civile”. Through its membership, and in particular through the co-operative associations, AICCON can also have a role of advocacy on this matters at national level.

Furthermore, the Association is member of EMES, a global research network on "SE" topics: social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, social economy, solidarity economy, and social innovation. In this framework, AICCON has gained over the years an impressive experience in the research field and has expanded its network via projects carried out in collaboration with both Italian and International Universities as well as with other institutions of the Italian Civil Economy. T

Furthermore, the Association developed an area on training and education aimed to spread Social Economy, Co-operation and Non-profit culture through training courses, organising discussions, seminars, conferences, and educational activities supporting its members, the co-operation movement and the training programme offered within the academic course on “Social Economy” promoted by the University of Bologna, School of Economics, Management and Statistics, Forlì Campus.

Keywords and matching areas:

 Entrepreneurship and SMEs
 Social Innovation

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