Escoop will come into force as a SCE (European Cooperative Society) on 18 August at 0:01h, when the SCE regulation will enter into force on the whole EU territory, as a social cooperative with its headquarters in Italy and under Italian law 381. Escoop's main activities will be the study and monitoring of the evolution of social enterprises in their diverse legal forms and fields of intervention; the implementation of pilot projects aimed at developing job creation and satisfying emerging social needs; and the promotion of research and training in those fields.