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Euricse was founded in 2008 at the initiative of the University of Trento, with the support of the Trentino Federation of Cooperatives, the Autonomous Province of Trento, the Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto Foundation and the International Cooperative Alliance. 

Euricse’s mission is to promote knowledge development and innovation for the field of cooperatives, social enterprises and other nonprofit organizations engaged in the production of goods and services. The European Research Institute on Cooperatives and Social Enterprises aims to deepen the understanding of these types of organizations and their impact on economic and social development, furthering their growth and assisting them to work more effectively. Through activities directed toward and in partnership with both the scholarly community and practitioners, including primarily theoretical and applied research and training, they address issues of national and international interest to this sector, favouring openness and collaboration.