SCEW: Social Cooperatives East-West Two models of social cooperatives (western and eastern) in comparison BUDGET HEADING 04.03.03.03 INFORMATION, CONSULTATION AND PARTICIPATION OF REPRESENTATIVES OF UNDERTAKINGS
The main goal of our project is to support and foster the development and the exchange of good practices in force across Europe concerning information, consultation and participation structures settled within undertakings, focusing especially on social cooperatives and cooperatives at all.
We will observe and analyse possibilities of social undertakings and cooperatives in developing innovative and efficient structures for information, consultation and participation of workers within this undertakings. The focuswill be done on comparison between social enterprises and cooperatives from Eastern and Central Europe and from Western Europe.
information and innovative good practices will be changed and analysed on european level, will serve as a base for delivery to representatives of employees and employers training methods and concrete recomendations for development of participation in undertakings.
To contribute to the development of good conditions for the settlement of structures within undertakings for the information, consultation and participation of employees in enterprises of different european countries.
To bring useful tools and reflections on this topic based on the model of social enterprises and co-operatives for internal mechanisms of information and consultation of employees .
Exchange of experiences and study of mutual solutions with cooperative sector from one hand and trade union sector from the other.
The exchange of information and experiences and gathering of best practices from older and recent member states and their comparative analysis ;
The provision of short but targeted information and training modules ;
J oin t transnational and multipart ner ial analysis of the key challenges facing information, consultation and participation instruments within social enterprises and co-operatives ;
The production of a European guide containing some best practices, guidelines and recommendations for the development of structures for information and consultation within undertakings, on the model of social enterprises and co-operatives, with respect to special characteristics of people involved in establishing them, like long term unemployed ;
Creation of t he European and transnational networking of actors of the social economy and co-operative movement in Europe about the issue of participation of employees within enterprises.
Preparatory phase Identification of best practices and models to transfer for the information, consultation and participation of employees within co-operatives. Poland, Italy, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Belgium, etc. October 2008 – march 2009 Kick-off meeting , session of Steering Commitee for presentation of project and partners. Kraków september 2008 Preparatory of project documents to give them to project partners and for dissemination, set on Steering Commitee. Kraków / Brussels august 2008 Type of event Venue Date
Implementation phase Study visit and i nformation and training seminar in Italy. R ome may 2009 First draft of analytic reports on information and consultation mechanisms within co-operatives (Poland, Italy and other countries ) . Poland, Italy i Belgium april 2009 – july 2009 Information and training seminary with study visit. Krak ó w march 2009 European open Conference for external partners, targeted for example on presentation of models for information, consultation and participation of workers within enterprises for wider public. Krak ó w march 2009
Follow-up phase Final internal evaluation of the project. Belgi um august 2009 – september 200 9 Dissemination activities . Poland, Italy, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Belgium, itd. september 2009 Finalisation of the final publication . Pol and, Italy i Belg ium july 2009 – august 2009 Coordination meeting of the steering committee and common draft of recommendations . R ome june 2009