UN Closing Ceremony

Closing Ceremonies of the 2012 IYC, to be held at UN Headquarters in New York, 19-20 November 2012. The event will celebrate the achievements of the Year and recognize the heightened enthusiasm for the cooperative model of people-driven, community-oriented development.
In the light of efforts made by Euricse in organizing the Conference “Promoting the understanding of cooperatives for a better world” in Venice in March 2012, UN invited Gianluca Salvatori to present the highlights and outcomes of the Conference as a part of the panel discussion on “Moving cooperatives forward: policy dialogue and research pathways” to be held on 20 November 2012.
“The sharing experience and efforts from all over the world will enrich the ongoing dialogue and offer lessons that will guide cooperative activity in the aftermath of the Year. The presentation materials will be directed towards the proposed IYC Plan of Action, the culminating output of the Year. This Plan is intended as the initial road map, and will serve as a key component in coordinating strategies among cooperative practitioners and participants as well as their global partners. Now more than even, conditions are especially conducive for cooperative growth, and cooperatives can build upon raised awareness to enhance their message and values, to explore new opportunities for growth, and to expand and deepen their influence in global political structures and decision-making fora”, said Daniela Bas, director of UN’s Division of Social Policy and Development.
The outcomes of the conference will be presented by Gianluca Salvatori on on 20 November 2012 in the presence of H.E. Ban Ki Moon, Secretary-General, United Nations. 

UN’s Youth representatives

Euricse PhD student Gashaw Tadesse Abate from Ethiopia is also involved in the ceremony as one of UN’s Youth representatives who will develop a statement “Youth and Cooperatives: Employment, Empowerment and Engagement” which will be presented at the UN IYC closing ceremony on November 20, 2012.
Gashaw was also involved as a leader of a Facebook forum on “Youth and Cooperatives in Developing Countries” on behalf of the UN, Division for Economic and Social Affairs and the working group.
“Youth Statement discuss the bottlenecks of youth involvement in cooperatives and the expected roles from members states, international organisations and the cooperatives sector to overcome the barriers”, said Gashaw Tadesse Abate.

What do YOU want Stories.coop to be?

In this International Year of Cooperatives 2012, Stories.coop has shared stories from cooperatives all over the world. We’ve learned a lot about cooperatives and their contribution to the global economy. Some of the successes of the project are represented in this video (click the foto above or follow this link to see the video). Our database is now at your disposal: use it, share it, be inspired by it, get in touch with each other and spread the word…
But what should Stories.coop become after 2012? We want to hear from you! Share your ideas on our Facebook page (Stories.coop), Twitter (@storiescoop) or send us an email at info@stories.coop. And stay tuned for more stories!

Legitimacy issues in multiple institutional environments

November 20, 2012 at 17.00 // Sala Seminari DISA – Faculty of Economics
Tomaso Ramus will present a paper on longitudinal study of four social enterprises under legitimacy attack that tried to address external stakeholders expectations and gain legitimacy through the strategic interaction of symbolic and substantive actions over time. (http://www.euricse.eu/it/node/2257)