The handbook of social cooperatives and social enterprises from Pistoia

By Monday February 23rd, 2015Homepage Slideshow 1, Monthly News, News

During 2014, within the program “Pistoia Social Business City” – the program aimed at promoting the concept of Social Business and carried on by Yunus Social Business Centre University of Florence, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Pistoia e Pescia and Fondazione Un Raggio di Luce Onlus, the second edition of a study of the organizations of Third Sector operating in the territory of Pistoia has been conducted.
Differently to the first edition of the research – carried on during 2013 -, the study focused just on “Social Enterprises”, qualified at the sense of Lex 155/2006, and Social Cooperatives operating in Pistoia. Key objective, instead, remains steady and was to map and to analyze those no profit organizations, with particular attention to their needs, their entrepreneurial and social attitude, their ability to create innovation and do networking in the territory.
On the basis of the results obtained from the research, updated with the results of the second edition of the research, a handbook of cooperatives and social enterprises with registered office in the province of Pistoia was realized. This handbook wants to be an effective and immediate guide at the service of citizens, where they can find a range of basic information of the considered organizations.
The handbook published and available here will be updated by the Centre. The Yunus Social Business Centre University of Florence does not assume any responsibility of inaccurate and incomplete data, but remains at disposal of the organizations for eventual corrections and additions to the information contained in the handbook
For that purpose, organizations can email

Handbook of Social Cooperatives and Social Enterprises from Pistoia (in Italian, last update July 23rd 2014)