Thank you to everyone who has completed our survey. So far we have responses from: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, East Timor, Germany, Guinea Bissau, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, San Tome, Spain, United Kingdom! We will be publishing a handbook for higher education worldwide to promote the teaching and practice of the social economy in September 2015. We are particularly keen to hear from more cooperatives/social enterprises in the English speaking world.
Responses so far are from:
cooperatives dedicated to food production, health, education and food retail;
mutual financial associations owned by their members;
informal groups dedicated to producing crafts;
social enterprises seeking to promote employability of young people;
associations for local development;
and many more.
If you belong to an association which exists for the good of the community, a cooperative which works to provide fair working conditions to its members or to the public, if you work in a social enterprise which is aiming to address a social/environmental issue in your community, we would love you to be part of this. Your experience will help to inform universities as they teach human-centred and sustainable ways of doing business. It will only take 10 minutes.
The survey is also available in Portuguese and Spanish: