The CCLCS/ICBEC Distinguished Lecture Series is a quarterly held initiative that celebrates co-operative successes, promotes co-operative values, and fosters collaboration within the regional and global co-operative communities. By providing a platform for distinguished speakers, we aim to inspire and empower individuals and communities to engage with co-operative experiences and contribute to the advancement of co-operative businesses worldwide.

CCLCS/ICBEC Distinguished Lecture Series – 1

November 24th, 5pm
on Zoom, hybrid eventSpeaker: Gianluca Salvatori

Title: Social Economy, the international context and the role of cooperatives 

This lecture will focus on the international context of the social economy, in particular in Europe, and the role of cooperative enterprises as key actors in this ecosystem. Salvatori will touch on the importance of policy to support cooperative enterprise development and sustainability. He will also discuss the pivotal role of research and data in promoting the visibility of cooperatives and in demonstrating their impact. 


Secretary General, European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (EURICSE)