Social Cooperative

Legal form as a bridge

What is a social cooperative?

A social cooperative is a legal form that focuses on training, counseling and coaching. Locally located, for people who face challenges entering the labor market. Goal: participation (parttime business) or outflow into full entrepreneurship.

Cooperatives that work with the Pangea program focus on newcomers entrepeneurs. Selected candidates will be member till they generate enough turnover to establish their business.

Want to know more in general about social cooperatives?

Check the national organization: LaNSCO.

Benefits for municipalities

Why a social cooperative?

Administrative settlement is limited
because of the unique structure of social cooperatives

Cost savings
due to time-bound outflow targets

Long term integration
integration will go faster due to structural contact with local people: within the program, within the cooperative.

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