PARTNERSHIPS AND RESULTS IN COMENIUS, LEONARDO DA VINCI AND GRUNDTVIG
National Agencies

2013-1-IT2-GRU06-51896

Coopstarter - A European Network for the Development of Successful Young Cooperative Entrepreneurs

Grundtvig partnerships

PARTNERS
  • Denmark
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • Sweden
  • Ireland
  • Greece
  • Belgium
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    Kooperationen

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    Social partners (trade unions, etc)

    ADDRESS

    Reventlowsgade 14,2 – Copenhagen V

    CONTACT PERSON

    Elsa Brander

    Coopstarter - A European Network for the Development of Successful Young Cooperative Entrepreneurs

    Learning how to become a successful entrepreneur is very difficult nowadays: economic trends are unforeseeable, the credit crunch limits risk-taking businesses, creativity is often lacking among disoriented and disenfranchised youth. The cooperative business model has been evaluated as more resilient to carry out entrepreneurial activities in a sustainable way. Cooperatives are better because they offer participation through ownership, which makes them inherently more engaging, more productive, and both more useful and more relevant to the contemporary world. The cooperative business model fosters greater economic, social and environmental sustainability. Coopstarter's objective is to create tools to effectively train young entrepreneurs in setting up sustainable cooperative businesses at European level, through the creation of common training and education standards and common curricula applicable by different cooperative organizations throughout Europe. Through a number of exchange visits and workshops, partners will establish the best curriculum to support and assist young entrepreneurs in the development of successful cooperatives, contributing to solve the vast unemployment issue at EU level. Other supporting tools will also be developed and the communication and cooperation between umbrella organizations will be intensified. Coopstarter as a first step towards the creation of a durable bond between partner organizations fostering innovative activities and collaborations. Partner organizations intend to enrich Coopstarter network by involving their local partners, including other organizations and public institutions. Ultimately this will allow project results to be exploited in a broader context.

    RESULTS
  • Joint results
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • Sweden
  • Greece
  • Belgium
  • Ready, Steady, Coop! A practical guide on how to support the start-up of new cooperatives

    This publication supports cooperative development agencies in accompanying young people who want to start their cooperative business, through a successful mentoring programme open to all entrepreneurs. It describes the steps to follow to make sure that a potential entrepreneur receives strong support in the start-up stage of the business. It is also complemented by a whole range of practical tools which can be used during the mentoring process: best practice cases, country profiles, FAQs.

    LANGUAGE(S)

    Danish, German, Greek, English, French, Italian, Swedish

    AUDIENCE(S)

    Trainees, Trainers

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Didactic material

    AVAILABILITY

    Directly downloadable

    COPYRIGHT

    No