26 October 2022

BASE – Blueprint for advanced skills & trainings in the social economy

Blueprint for advanced skills & trainings in the social economy (2022-2026) The baSE project is a Blueprint Alliances selected by the EU Commission through the Erasmus+ Programme. The European Skills Agenda 2020 has confirmed the Blueprint as a key initiative to create new strategic approaches and cooperation for concrete skills development solutions in the industrial ecosystems, including Proximity and social economy ecosystem, as introduced by...
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10 November 2021

REPORT – Social Economy Education in Italy

The country reports seek to analyse the current state-of-the-art in partner countries (SE4cses) in relation to the existing level of participation of SE organisations in teaching and in the co-creation of academic knowledge as a way to offer a pragmatic aspect by actors that implement SE approaches on the ground. The analysis carried out in Italy by the University of Bologna and AICCON highlights a...
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26 April 2021

Measuring the Value of Work-Life Synergy. Evidences and Changes of the Masp Project

MASP – Master parenting in work and life – is a project aimed to balancing work and private life, supporting an equal share of care responsibilities between women and men and encouraging a higher participation of women in the labour market. The main general goal is to change the perspective of work-life balance, moving to the concept of “work-life synergy”, highlighting the synergy between personal...
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24 March 2021


With greater levels of uncertainty, social inequalities and unemployment as a result of economic and socio-political forces, Social Economy has proven to be part of the solution to address the needs of people to create stable employment and promote social inclusion. Providing a workforce of over 19.1 million, Social Economy has a major capacity to create stable employment with high returns in the economic...
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12 March 2021

MASP final events

After two years of cooperation and input from the side of public authorities, SMEs, social economy, civil society organisations and researchers, MASP partners are glad to present final project outputs and discuss policy perspectives at national and European level in the framework of two complementary online events that can be followed both in Italian and in English: On 25 March 2021 (10 am-1 pm) participants...
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16 January 2020

Towards a European Action Plan Implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights

  European Seminar 21 February 2020 European Economic and Social Committee (JDE 63) Despite a number of recent (policy) initiatives at European level and in EU Member States, parents – and in particular mothers – still face a number of difficulties in combining (access to) work and family life. Moreover, the general employment rate of women is still considerably lower than that of men (by 11,6% in 2018).  With...
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27 September 2019

MASP Master Parenting in Work and Life | Workshop in Bologna

MASP research activities on new models for the promotion of work-life balance continued also over the summer. Project partners therefore used the occasion of their second project workshop, organised by AICCON on 2 and 3 September 2019 in Bologna (IT), to update each other on actions such as a specific analysis of needs of unemployed mothers, the identification of good work-life balance (WLB) measures of...
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18 July 2019

MASP Master Parenting in Work and Life | Study visit Trento

Family mainstreaming in public policies, administration and enterprises/organisations stood at the centre of a study seminar which brought together MASP project partners, public authorities, social economy, employer organisations, trade union representatives, university and civil society on 2 and 3 July 2019 in Trento (IT). Participants agreed on work-life balance being an important factor which raises the attractiveness of a territory and contributes to local development....
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18 June 2019

16th Workshop on Social Economy for Young Economists

The Workshop is intended to give young economists a chance to meet and discuss their work on Social Economy, and to stimulate interaction with peers and tenured scholars. Theoretical, empirical and experimental papers on topics such as social capital, social norms, cooperative and social enterprises, social preferences, and relational goods are welcome. The workshop will be hosted by the University of Bologna, Forlì Campus, and features...
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2 May 2019

MASP – Master parenting in work and life

The Project: MASP aims to change the perspective of balance between work and private life moving towards a work-life synergy concept, to encourage a more equal share of care responsibilities between women and men and to stimulate higher women participation in the labour market. Project activities will include: research and analysis of best practices of work-life balance strategies; sharing of best practices through workshops and...
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