On Tuesday  15th July 2014, one of the crucial steps of Topsa Patras project, coordinated by Chrissa Geraga, ADEP S.A.-Patras Municipal Enterprise for Planning & Development and Head of Programming-Networking & International Affairs Dpt., took place in Vicenza (Italy).

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Topsa Patras is a project which focuses on the problems of unemployment in Patras (Greece), trying to gather new ideas to tackle the actual condition of the area. Nine delegates coming from Patras municipality participated to this session of the project, to learn from the Italian experience how to develop good practices in the field of social cooperatives.

The meeting held during the morning in ALDA office in Vicenza was a great occasion to learn more about social cooperatives operating in the area of Vicenza.  Between the main representatives who attended the event there were Mr. Alessandro Perelli, Vice-president of ALDA, Mr. Lucio Gregoretti, Member of the Governing Board of ALDA, Mr. Alberto Sattin and Mr. Ezio Lartini, respectively the Director and the Responsible of Social Cooperatives of Confcooperative Vicenza, Ms Sonia Stefanovichj, European Project Coordinator of Margherita Cooperative, Mr. Giuseppe Pellegrini, Responsible of Cosmo s.c.s. and Mr. Stefano Mantovani, President of Cooperativa Sociale Noncello and Head of the project COSB.

The meeting aimed to improve the knowledge of Greek Delegates about the role of Social Cooperatives in ensuring the welfare services in the Italian legislative framework and their concrete experience and actions. It represented a great occasion of exchange and an important opportunity to learn through the international cooperation and the sharing of good practices.

“Our social and cultural background is quite different from the Italian one. That’s why we never worked out the idea to develop Social Cooperatives. But through this experience we gathered some important information and we want to bring this reality also in Greece” said some participants at the event.

During the afternoon, participants visited the Cooperative of Studio Progetto, placed in Cornedo Vicentino (Vicenza) to understand how a Social Cooperative is pratically organised and to have an example of the wide range of activities a cooperative can manage.

See the видео about the study visit

On Tuesday  15th July 2014, one of the crucial steps of Topsa Patras project, coordinated by Chrissa Geraga, ADEP S.A.-Patras Municipal Enterprise for Planning & Development and Head of Programming-Networking & International Affairs Dpt., took place in Vicenza (Italy).

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Topsa Patras is a project which focuses on the problems of unemployment in Patras (Greece), trying to gather new ideas to tackle the actual condition of the area. Nine delegates coming from Patras municipality participated to this session of the project, to learn from the Italian experience how to develop good practices in the field of social cooperatives.

The meeting held during the morning in ALDA office in Vicenza was a great occasion to learn more about social cooperatives operating in the area of Vicenza.  Between the main representatives who attended the event there were Mr. Alessandro Perelli, Vice-president of ALDA, Mr. Lucio Gregoretti, Member of the Governing Board of ALDA, Mr. Alberto Sattin and Mr. Ezio Lartini, respectively the Director and the Responsible of Social Cooperatives of Confcooperative Vicenza, Ms Sonia Stefanovichj, European Project Coordinator of Margherita Cooperative, Mr. Giuseppe Pellegrini, Responsible of Cosmo s.c.s. and Mr. Stefano Mantovani, President of Cooperativa Sociale Noncello and Head of the project COSB.

The meeting aimed to improve the knowledge of Greek Delegates about the role of Social Cooperatives in ensuring the welfare services in the Italian legislative framework and their concrete experience and actions. It represented a great occasion of exchange and an important opportunity to learn through the international cooperation and the sharing of good practices.

“Our social and cultural background is quite different from the Italian one. That’s why we never worked out the idea to develop Social Cooperatives. But through this experience we gathered some important information and we want to bring this reality also in Greece” said some participants at the event.

During the afternoon, participants visited the Cooperative of Studio Progetto, placed in Cornedo Vicentino (Vicenza) to understand how a Social Cooperative is pratically organised and to have an example of the wide range of activities a cooperative can manage.

See the видео about the study visit