RIGHTS TO GROW

Fostering information consultation participation rights to help social entreprises grow

CASE STUDIES

CLARITY & Co.

CLARITY & Co.

Clarity is a charitable association based in north London, which manufactures soap and toiletries and sells these through retailers and by mail order. Its objective is to provide employment for blind people. Of its 114 full- and part-time employees, 80% have a...

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GREENWICH LEISURE Ltd

GREENWICH LEISURE Ltd

GLL- Greenwich Leisure Ltd is a non-profit social enterprise managing leisure facilities on behalf of 50 UK local authorities. Its mission is “to make community services and spaces better for everyone and to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities”. It...

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SUMA

SUMA

Suma reaches a global market from its distribution centre in Yorkshire in northern England. This worker-owned wholefood wholesaling cooperative develops and distributes ethically-produced, environmentally-friendly foods and household products to some 5,000 retail

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AGRO IRIS

AGRO IRIS

Agro Iris was founded in 2016 by the Initiative for Development and Cooperation (IDC), an NGO, with financial support from the Austrian Development Agency and the City of Šabac. The town lies on the Sava river 80 kilometres west of Belgrade. Agro Iris aims to raise...

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CONCORDIA

CONCORDIA

Concordia Bakery is a work integration social enterprise which operates a bakery in the village of Ariçestii Rahtivani, in Prahova county in Romania. The bakery produces natural bread and pastry based on traditional Austrian and Romanian recipes. It arose from the...

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PRÁDELNA U MANDELÍKŮ

PRÁDELNA U MANDELÍKŮ

In 2011, the Atlant association, which provides work and housing for mentally disabled people, contacted the mental health charity Fokus Praha to take over a laundry business which was no longer profitable. Fokus took over and renovated the premises, installed new...

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Community Dental Services

Community Dental Services

Community Dental Services is an employee-owned dental company which serves patients at 38 clinics across seven counties in Midlands & East of England as well as in eight prisons. It spun out of public ownership in 2011. It now has 320 employees and an annual...

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CARITAS ŠABAC

CARITAS ŠABAC

Caritas Šabac is based in the town of that name in Mačva County in western Serbia. It provides home care, day care and supported living services for elderly people and those with mental disorders. It employs socially vulnerable people to operate a laundry and dry...

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STARA ROBA – NOVA ROBA

STARA ROBA – NOVA ROBA

Stara roba, nova raba – which means ‘old things, new use’, is Slovenia’s first second-hand shop. It was set up in Ljubljana by homelessness charity Kralji ulice (Kings of the street). Today, as well as running the second-hand and antiques shop, the co-operative...

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GROUPE TERRE

GROUPE TERRE

Based in Liège, Group Terre recycles paper, clothing and metals, as a way of carrying out work integration and financing development projects in the third world. It has also developed activity in logistics, construction, housing and social support. It operates 2,500...

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REDES

REDES

REDES is a non-profit social intervention co-operative that provides care services in some of the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods of Madrid in Carabanchel. It was founded by a group of women who were taking part in a project to care for elderly people, and wanted to...

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AGINTZARI

AGINTZARI

Agintzari is a social co-operative based in Bilbao which provides social services in four areas: community intervention: socio-education services; fostering and adoption; residential care for minors: centres, shelters and emancipation flats, including for young...

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HUMANA NOVA

HUMANA NOVA

Humana Nova is a textile recycling business based in Čakovec, Croatia. The business collects used textiles locally and then repurposes it to second-hand shops, as industrial cloths or as insulation materials (mostly for the car industry). It now works in three towns...

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SPAZIO APERO SERVIZI

SPAZIO APERO SERVIZI

Spazio Aperto Servizi in Milan is a type A social co-operative, which provides social services. It span off from Spazio Aperto, a type B social co-operative providing work integration, in 1993. In 2016 it merged with another social co-operative, Aurora 2000. It...

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L’INNESTO

L’INNESTO

L’Innesto was set up in 1999 to develop the area of Val Cavallina, which covers 16 municipalities, 111 square kilometres and 35,000 inhabitants. It is a community-based multi-stakeholder social co-operative which carries out work integration. It operates in...

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QUID

QUID

QUID is a social enterprise based in Verona that integrates disadvantaged people into work by recovering waste textiles to make clothes. It sells them in five of its own stores, under an ethical fashion brand, as well as online and to other retailers. QUID has...

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INSERFAC

INSERFAC

Inserfac is a work integration social enterprise (WISE) in the French département of Puy-de- Dôme, which was set up in 1991 by a national training agency, INFA, as an atelier et chantier d’insertion, to “promote the professional integration of people in difficulty by...

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DOBRZE

DOBRZE

Dobrze is a co-operative selling healthy food. It is based on a win-win-win business model: it provides a stable and profitable income for farmers, better jobs for employees and healthy affordable food for customers. It was founded in 2013, as a response to the bad...

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ŠENT

ŠENT

ŠENT is a non-profit association providing mental health services in the community at 39 locations in Slovenia. Its services enable people suffering from mental illness to break out of the vicious circle of repeated hospitalisation, and gain the skills and knowledge...

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R2G project – Grant Agreement No. VS/2018/0009.

This project has received financial support from the European Union.