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Coop Name: COOPERATIVA SOCIALE STUDIO E PROGETTO 2 ONLUS N° of Employees: 30
City: ABBASANTA N° of Members: 50
Country: Italy Year of formation: 1992
Website: http://www.studioprogetto2.it
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The mission of the Studio e Progetto 2 cooperative can be summed up as people serving people for the growth of local communities. A human community, rather than a company, it is a centre for positive interaction and exchange between members, citizens and the community in general, with everyone contributing together to implement strategies for the promotion and socio-economic development of the local area through actions focused on prevention and social and employment inclusion of the most vulnerable sections of the population (youth, unemployed, women, ex-offenders, immigrants, etc.).

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A cooperative of people serving people for the growth of local communities. These words sum up the mission of the Studio e Progetto 2 cooperative. Founded in 1992, the cooperative celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2012, and it has always followed a path of steady growth, while allowing members and employees to learn, specialize and grow as humans.

We believe that before being a company, this is a human community, a centre for positive interaction and exchange between members, citizens and communities in general, all working together to implement strategies of promotion and socio-economic development in the local area through actions focused on prevention and social and employment inclusion, especially for the most vulnerable sections of the population (youth, unemployed, women, ex-offenders, immigrants).

The cooperative was originally established to manage information counters for young people, citizens, social services and tourists. Over the years, however, a normal process of diversification has led to new activities, like the management of public reading services (libraries, reading workshops, etc.), services for tourists and promoting the social inclusion of immigrants and others at risk. This has been done through participation in national or European projects, individually or in partnership with other organizations or cooperatives, creating stable networks of collaboration and cooperation.

The cooperative currently has around 30 members, and employs another 15 people, to ensure it can properly manage projects and contracts. In 2005, Studio e Progetto launched a spin-off enterprise: Digitabile, a non-profit type-B cooperative for the employment of disadvantaged people. Based on its human and professional experiences, Digitabile is continuing its path of growth in total autonomy, exchanging good administrative practices with Studio e Progetto 2.

In 2005, Studio e Progetto 2 also began working towards the ISO9001:2008 quality certification, which is now reconfirmed annually. The cooperative is currently working in the following areas: planning and management of information services for specific targets (young, elderly, etc.); planning and management of public services (libraries, public reading workshops, cultural events, etc.); consulting for public and private organizations, assisting them in applying for and spending national and EU funding; planning and management activities to ensure the integration of foreigners; planning and management of activities financed with directly managed EU funds.

Growth and development are made possible by the contribution of all internal and external human resources involved daily in the community, with particular attention paid to the needs of the local communities, in order to realize effective interventions and actions for their change and growth. These actions form the basis for structuring growth aimed at tackling new challenges at a local, national and international level.

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