The book focuses on five different modalities by which cooperatives active in industry and services contribute to sustainable employment and regional development: their overall governance at the enterprise level; the successful cooperativisation of enterprises in crisis or without heir; the creation of workplaces for marginalized citizens; the delivery of social services that favour employment; and the building of horizontal groups among cooperatives.

When reading the cases depicted in this book, one realises that a relevant model for the future that we need to build after the crisis already exists
Pervenche Berès, Chair of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee of the European Parliament

Cooperatives, Territories and Jobs _ edited by Bruno Roelants, Valerio Pellirossi and Olivier Biron _ ISBN: 978-2-9600861-2-6 - 194 pages _ CECOP Publications 2011 (available in English and French) _ printed on 100% recycled paper

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