"La contribution des coopératives au développement durable", 8-9 novembre, Bolzano (Italie)

The Institute for Regional Development and Location Management of the European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC) is organising on behalf of the South Tyrolean Raiffeisen federation a scientific conference, which aims to discuss the relationship between cooperatives, sustainable entrepreneurship and local and regional development. The Institute for Italian law at the University of Innsbruck, the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises Trento (EURICSE) and the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano support this conference as scientific partners.

The invited experts of the conference respond to the question, in what way cooperatives could support local economic cycles sustainably and which factors are driving or hindering that process.

An additional scientific track (workshop) will be held on that topic at the European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano on 08/11/2012 . Its results will be part of the discussions during the scientific conference.

The scientific conference serves as an interdisciplinary platform to stimulate visions and research ideas in the field of cooperatives focusing on the link between local and regional development and regarding sustainable cooperate management going beyond the year 2012.