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Coop4Job: cooperative tool to boost youth entrepreneurship

7 October 2015 [ English ] français ]

As an answer to youth unemployement, the Italian Confederation of cooperatives, Confcooperative has launched the platform Coop4job. The goal of www.coop4job.it is to network and give a better chance to young people by taking advantage of the network of consortia of social cooperatives “Mestieri” and “Idea Agenzia per il Lavoro”: more than 60 accredited centers for the provision of employment services.

The portal, that matches job seekers and offers, was presented by Maurizio Gardini, President of Confcooeprative and Giuliano Poletti Minister of Labour and Social Policy. “Coop4job is not a point of arrival but of depart”, says Gardini.

Another tool is the portal CoopMatch (www.coopmatch.it) created by the Italian cooperative organisations Confcooperative and LegacoopSociali. It is specilised in putting in contact job seekers and employment offers by social cooperatives.

CoopUp startup project for the youth and women

Credit and guarantees up to 80 % for transforming the ideas of young people and women who want to become entrepreneurs into cooperative startup. It is the goal of the national project CoopUp of Confcooperative which aims to promote the start up of entrepreneurial youth under 35 and women. CoopUp has been already activated in Florence, Bari, Turin, Bergamo and Rovigo.

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