The Emilian Model - Profile of a Co-operative Economy
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Restakis, John John is a co-investigator in the BALTA node and he is the director of a partner organization, the BC Co-operative Association. Emilia-Romagna is a region in Italy that is among the most economically productive in Europe. It contains the densest concentration of co-operatives of any region in Italy and amongst the highest in the world. Its social economy is intimately linked to its success. What are its basic components? How did they emerge? What are their impacts? These questions are explored. The emergence of social care co-ops is a recent innovation that holds a great deal of interest for many people around the globe, including in BC. Restakis helps us begin think about how the Emilian Model might be adapted to a distinctly Canadian regional context.