The challenges and prospects for growth of cooperative and responsible finance are at the center of the 13th annual workshop on the subject, organized finally “in person” on June 16th and 17th by Euricse with the University of Trento, Federcasse and with the support of the European Association of Cooperative Banks (EACB).
Six sessions with 20 scholars and researchers representing universities and research centers from all over the world, will discuss the potential for innovation in the sector.
The increasing attention towards an economy based not only on material products, but also on relationships, combined with demographic changes and various states’ fiscal crises, opens growth opportunities for activities requiring investments in health and healthcare, social and personal services, online assistance, green industry, and environmental protection. This trend has become even more important because of the recent pandemic, which has weakened the global economy as a whole and increased domestic and international imbalances, jeopardizing social cohesion and international relations. Cooperative and ethical banks, alternative funds and financial institutions that have invested in social innovation have thus shown great potential. These are the premises of the workshop organized by Euricse, the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Trento, Federcasse and EACB on 16th and 17th of June, 2022.
During the workshop, scholars from universities and centers will discuss about social finance institutions, cooperative banks and digitalization. A broad overview on regional banking systems will be provided as well: from German regional cooperative banks to other examples from The Baltic Republics and many others.
Silvio Goglio and Flavio Bazzana representing Euricse and the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Trento, Sergio Gatti from Federcasse and Nina Schindler, CEO of EACB will open the workshop.
Registering is mandatory, with the possibility of attending in person or online. Only those participants who are already registered will receive the link to participate online.