Federsolidarietà – Confcooperative, the largest Italian organisation of social cooperatives, is organising the first Social Cooperatives and Social Enterprises International School from 11 to 13 October 2015 in Milan. Few places are still available for non Italian participants.
Over the last few years, Federsolidarietà had already organized annual schools for its members in Italy. This year, for the first time, the school will become international, and will focus on the following topics: the culture of innovation, strategic planning, and the promotion of social cooperatives and social enterprises as part of the regeneration of the community and of the common goods. The training will be practical and workshop-based, with brief theoretical presentations and operational exchange sessions, enabling a debate on the above issues. The school provides for the participation of 30 social cooperators and social entrepreneurs, out of whom 15 will be Italian and 15 foreigners, and the working language will be English. A more in-depth explanation of the school as well as the draft programme can be found here.
To attend the school, apart from travelling costs, candidates must pay a registration fee of 110 € (VAT included) which includes lectures, workshops and teaching materials, accommodation in Milan (11-12 October), coffee breaks and lunches, an entrance ticket for the Milan EXPO for the closing session. Accommodation will be at the Zumbini 6 Residence and the Burigozzo 11 hostel in triple and quadruple rooms, divided by gender. The training will take place at the Zumbini 6 Residence.