the project

the objectives

SEEDING aims to be the first project addressing Social Economy Enterprises and digital transformations, exploring how social economy enterprises and their employers’ organisations deal with the impact on employment and working conditions. The objective of the project is to help understanding how social economy can contribute to:
providing a perspective on the impact of digitalisation on employment and industrial relations;
exploiting the potential benefits of digitalisation of production while preventing or managing its negative impacts on employment and working conditions;
implementing principles enshrined in the European Pillar of Social Rights, especially in terms of job security and adaptability, fair wages and fair working conditions.

outputs of SEEDING

Background paper (providing a shared terminology and understanding of challenges posed by digitalisation, as well as for relevant contextual information at European and country level).

Case Study Report, describing 21 case studies on practices addressing impact of digitalisation on employment implemented by managers, employers’ organisations or social partners jointly.

Image module

1 launch event; 2 transnational workshops and 7 info events; 1 final dissemination conference.

4 video interviews presenting the features of selected case studies.

Policy recommendations on how to prevent and manage effects of different types of digitalisation on employment.

the partners

DIESIS supports the development of the social economy, social entrepreneurship and social innovation in Europe through the implementation of knowledge-based activities, such as training, project design, consultancy and advisory services, technical assistance and research. DIESIS is one of the widest EU networks specialised in supporting social economy and social enterprise development covering 15 countries through major national federations and national support networks associating more than 75,000 organisations and 1.2 million workers.
Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini
Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini (FGB) is a EU-level institution with over forty years of research experience in the fields of labour, industrial relations and social policies. FGB has gained an international reputation in applying a rigorous scientific and interdisciplinary approach to its research activities, policy evaluation and implementation of research projects, and owns extensive experience of working with a wide network of national and multilevel actors, specifically stakeholders in the abovementioned fields, including social partners, national and local level authorities and EU-level institutions, such as the European Commission, Eurofound, and the European Parliament.
COCETA associates and represents worker cooperatives in the Spain. In its over 25 years of existence, it has established itself as the platform for the representation, coordination, promotion, information and training of Spanish worker cooperatives. The federation’s work and mission aim to promote the principles which characterize the cooperative management model and which distinguish worker cooperatives from other business formulas. It associates approximately 17,000 worker cooperatives in the country and 200,000 workers.
Social Economy Slovenia
Social Economy Slovenia is an umbrella organization of social economy enterprises and cooperatives in Slovenia. It is non-governmental institution based on social economy principles. It is a representative organisation for its members – already existing social economy enterprises and cooperatives, institutions of supporting environment and individuals who are prepared and interested in participation of the creation, development and strengthening of social economy in Slovenia.
Produzione e Servizi
The Italian Association of industrial and service cooperatives is composed by 2,700 co-operatives with more than 200,000 members and employees. It represents, supports and supervises member co-operatives in order to promote their development as modern and efficient enterprises. It drafts co-operative sectorial policies in agreement with Legacoop governing bodies.
Gruppo Cooperativo
Born in 1997, Gruppo Cooperativo CGM represents nowadays the widest Italian network of social cooperatives and social enterprises. Its aim is the promote communities welfare by projecting and promoting quality services at an affordable price. CGM associates 65 consortia and 766 no profit and social cooperatives, employing ca 40.000 workers.
Foundation for Social and Economic Initiatives
The Foundation for Social and Economic Initiatives (FISE) is an independent non-profit organisation created in 1990. FISE’s mission is creation of descent job opportunities for every person, who would want to work and develop, with special focus on those who are at risk of social exclusion. Since 2005 FISE has been animating discussions among NGOs, public administration and business about the development of the social economy sector in Poland. In 2016, FISE started new activities focused on social innovations search, especially in the field of supporting NEETs in getting an employment.
European Trade Union Confederation
The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) comprises 90 national trade union confederations in 38 countries, plus 10 European trade union federations. It aims to ensure that the EU is not just a single market for goods and services, but is also a Social Europe, where improving the wellbeing of workers and their families is an equally important priority.
Innova eG
Innova eG is a German cooperative whose mission is to deliver training and advice for new co-operatives. Innova’s main activities are the organisation of training courses for co-operative development workers, research and promotion work on co-operative issues and transnational work in the field of Social Economy.

Download Area

Here you will be able to find all the info-cards and dissemination materials related to the SEEDING Project and its activities.