On the 26th of June 2019, the European project Rights to grow – R2G held the final conference in Brussels.

Our CECOP President Giuseppe Guerini took part in the conference as a panellist to highlight the role of democratic governance in the cooperative model concluding his speech with an inspiring quote: “Taking up the challenge of enterprises’ democratic governance is a fulfilling endeavour. Beyond legal frameworks, we should reject the risk of entropy and go back to the utopia of cooperation”.

The project aims at mapping governance models of Social Enterprises across Europe, identifying and analysing good practices and drafting policy recommendations for EU, national and local institutions and stakeholders in order to foster information and consultation rights for employees of Social Enterprises in Europe.

The action focuses on social enterprises providing social services, work integration opportunities for disadvantaged and disabled persons (WISEs) and also social enterprises involved in Public–Social Partnerships. It covers a large number of countries thanks to a broad partnership including European level organisations (DIESIS, CECOP, ENSIE, ETUC and SEE) both on the workers and employers side and national organisations (SEUK, RISE, ACT GRUPA,COCETA,  Legacoopsociali, CGM, AVISE, FISE).

Later in the autumn 2019, the partners will gather to draft political recommendation on the topic of information and consultation rights.

For more info about the project: http://r2g.diesis.coop/