1 & 15 December 2021 14.00-16.00 | 12.00-14.00 CET Remote participation
Organised by the OECD Trento Centre for Local Development in co-operation with Invitalia and the Italian Ministry of Economic Development
An OECD report published in early 2021 explored the spatial dimension of productivity in the co-operatives of Italy, a country that heavily relies on them for inclusive employment and job creation during crises. Evidence points to the place-specific factors that are linked with the concentration and productivity of co-operatives across regions, sectors and firm size classes in Italy, as well as in Spain for comparative purposes. A comprehensive set of recommendations attempts to guide policy efforts aimed at boosting co-operatives’ productivity in Italy.
Why this webinar series ?
In a post-pandemic world, co-operatives could make a major contribution to steering the economy towards sustainable models, provided that productivity growth allows them to further pursue their economic and social objectives in the future. This project aims to address the capacity building need for enhanced productivity in Italian co-operatives through specialised webinars organised by the OECD Trento Centre for Local Development. Therefore, it can be conceived as a tool to operationalise the body of knowledge stemming from the above-mentioned report.
The target group includes managers from the national co-operative representative organisations, which are key actors in Italy’s industrial relations system. Managers of regional representations as well as of individual co-operatives playing a prominent role across local industries and regional economies are also welcomed to join. The policy community at both national and regional level constitutes another major target group.
Webinar #1 | 1 December 2021 | Learning from thriving regional co-operative ecosystems
Webinar open to the public | Working language: English
Participants benefitted from a blend of theoretical knowledge and selected case studies for peer-learning purposes. OECD literature and research conducted by the partner organisations of the OECD Spatial Productivity Lab at the OECD Trento Centre fed the discussion.
Webinar #2 | 15 December 2021 | The policy framework: a key requirement for enhanced productivity
Webinar open to the public | Working language: Italian
Material & Information
Agenda and presentations | webinar #1
Agenda and presentations | webinar #2 (Italian only)
Webinar #1 (English language) on 1 December 2021 was open to the public, subject to registration.
Webinar #2 (Italian language) on 15 December 2021 was open to the public, subject to registration.
The OECD report
The spatial dimension of productivity in Italian co-operatives (IT version)
Read the Policy Highlights (IT version)
Further OECD readings
Social impact measurement for the Social and Solidarity Economy. OECD Global Action Promoting Social & Solidarity Economy Ecosystems
Regional Strategies for the Social Economy. Examples from France, Spain, Sweden and Poland
Webinar #1 (English)
Webinar #2 (Italian)