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The project COOP start-up: fostering social entrepreneurship among young people

Coopstartup is a project that aims at setting up cooperative startups. It comes from the need to promote entrepreneurship among young people encouraging the adoption of the cooperative model and affirming the presence of cooperatives in ‘new markets’. It specifically focuses on innovation (technological, organizational and social innovation) in line with the priorities suggested by Europe 2020 programs to foster a “smart, sustainable and inclusive growth”. Its main results have been:
• 7 projects launched and 7 calls organized at local level (2 involving more 
than 1 region, 4 in1 region, 1 in 1 province);
• More than 1,000 people reached;
• 300 business ideas selected;
• 100 groups trained;
• 8 cooperative startups begun (3 in Lazio, 2 in Ferrara, 1 in Puglia, 2 in 
• 5 new projects under development.


This project has been funded with support from the European Commission under the Erasmus+ Programme. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


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