Euricse Working Paper Series

Euricse (European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises) is a research centre established in 2008 as a collaborative initiative between several institutions within the cooperative movement, the Province of Trento and the University of Trento. While Euricse is based in the Italian region of Trentino and is closely connected to the organizations that operate there, its activities address issues of national and international interest.

Euricse's mission is to promote knowledge development and innovation for the field of cooperatives, social enterprises and other nonprofit organizations engaged in the production of goods and services. The Institute aims to deepen the understanding of these types of organizations and their impact on economic and social development, furthering their growth and assisting them to work more effectively. Through activities directed toward and in partnership with both the scholarly community and practitioners, including primarily theoretical and applied research and training, we address issues of national and international interest to this sector, favouring openness and collaboration.

The Euricse Working Paper Series publishes papers on the the main research topics of the Institute - cooperative and social enterprises' rationale, evolution, role, behaviour, and impact. Submissions are open to any researchers from around the world interested in contributing to the scholarly debate on the topics of interest to the Institute. To contribute to the Working Paper Series, please see for more information about the series and submission guidelines. Additional research reports, papers, and policy documents can be found on our website at

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