The social and solidarity economy encompasses enterprises and organizations such as cooperatives, mutual benefit societies, associations, foundations and social enterprises, which have the specific feature of producing goods, services and knowledge while pursuing both economic and social aims and fostering solidarity.

The training activities of the Centre are designed to disseminate knowledge on strategies and tools to promote employment through the development of organizations in the social and solidarity economy. Particular attention is given to the development of cooperatives. The ILO considers cooperatives important for improving the living and working conditions of women and men globally, and for making essential infrastructure and services available even in areas neglected by the State and by investor-driven enterprises.

Upcoming courses

Be inspired! Navigating new trends in youth entrepreneurship: A global knowledge sharing event

Be inspired! Navigating new trends in youth entrepreneurship: A global knowledge sharing event

The event will facilitate the exchange of experiences and good practices in boosting youth entrepreneurship, both at the policy level and in terms of practical tools and methodologies. Read More

24 April 2017 - 28 April 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010459

English

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Enrolment deadline: 07 April 2017

Redução do risco de desastres e desenvolvimento local sustentável

Redução do risco de desastres e desenvolvimento local sustentável

O objetivo deste curso é contribuir para reforçar as capacidades dos atores locais na integração da redução do risco de desastres nos processos de desenvolvimento local. Read More

05 May 2017 - 30 November 2017

Spanish - Portuguese

Blended

A9710409

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Enrolment deadline: 31 March 2017

PRORURAL - Proyectos de desarrollo rural: formulación, ejecución, monitoreo y evaluación

PRORURAL - Proyectos de desarrollo rural: formulación, ejecución, monitoreo y evaluación

El objetivo del curso es capacitar a los participantes para diseñar planes estratégicos territoriales y proyectos específicos de desarrollo rural utilizando la metodología del marco lógico y prestando especial atención a la importancia de implicar a los actores locales en todas las fases del proceso. Read More

03 July 2017 - 03 November 2017

Spanish - Portuguese

Distance

A9710410

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Enrolment deadline: 02 June 2017

My.COOP - Managing your agricultural cooperative

My.COOP - Managing your agricultural cooperative

The objective of this training-of-trainers (TOT) course is to enable existing and potential managers of agricultural cooperatives to identify and address major challenges that are specific to cooperatives in market-oriented agricultural development. Read More

02 October 2017 - 08 December 2017

English - French - Spanish

Distance

A9710412

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Enrolment deadline: 01 September 2017

Turismo sostenible y desarrollo local en áreas rurales

Turismo sostenible y desarrollo local en áreas rurales

El curso está basado en el concepto del turismo como motor para la creación de actividades económicas y de empleo decente en las áreas rurales. Read More

16 October 2017 - 31 December 2017

Spanish - Portuguese

Blended

A9710414

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Enrolment deadline: 15 September 2017

Gender Academy - A global event on gender, work and development for experts and practitioners

Gender Academy - A global event on gender, work and development for experts and practitioners

Cutting-edge topics are presented and discussed in a series of master classes with simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish. Read More

13 November 2017 - 24 November 2017

English - French - Spanish

Turin Centre

A9010489

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Enrolment deadline: 27 September 2017

News

7th Edition of the Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy

7th Edition of the Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy

Organised by the ILO and the International Training Center of the ILO in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the University of Costa Rica, the 7th Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy for employment creation and promotion of local development was held in San José, Costa Rica from 21 to 25 November 2016. Read More

World Food Day (WFD) at the Centre

World Food Day (WFD) at the Centre

World Food Day (WFD) is celebrated every year on 16 October to raise awareness on sustainable food production and to promote solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty, while drawing attention to achievements in agricultural development around the world. Read More

Unit(s)

Enterprise, Microfinance and Local Development

The Enterprise, Microfinance and Local Development Programme uses the knowledge base of the ILO globally to design academies, courses and training packages. Training courses and academies focus on disseminating good practices and sound methodologies. Training draws on the expertise of the global team of ILO enterprise development and social finance specialists.

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10127 Turin - Italy

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