The first stop on the 1-year aroundtheworld.coop journey to visit cooperatives the world over is “Casa di Alice” (Alice’s home) and the ‘Altri Orizzonti – Jerry Essan Masslo’ cooperative in Castel Volturno in Southern Italy. Watch the video and read the full story of this cultural transformation taking place in lands dominated by the mafia. What […]
Aroundtheworld.coop is a project dreamt and developed by Andrea and Sara, a married couple who decided to put together their passions and skills and embark on a thrilling experience of a lifetime: travelling around the world for one year, documenting different sorts of cooperatives on all the continents. We believe that cooperatives and other forms […]
Oasi – Porto Tolle (Rovigo) – Italy: accessible nature-based tourism in the Po delta
Promote and render accessible to everyone the Po Delta – a relatively unknown, but unique area, with beautiful nature and a fascinating history. This is the objective of Oasi, a social cooperative founded in July 2012 in Porto Tolle (Rovigo) by cooperators with decades of experience in the nature-based tourism sector and by people who […]
Oasi is a social cooperative (type B – work integration) founded in 2012 by cooperators with a nature tourism background and by a group of people with physical and motor disabilities. The mission is to make the Po Delta accessable to all and raise awareness of its unique beauty and facsinating history.
A Cooperative of Professional Women Journalists in Valencia, Spain, who promote co-operatives, publish up to 80 digital magazines, and organize package tours to Valencia, Spain, for classes in Mediterranean cookery, golf, painting, sailing, windsurf, kayak, wine-tasting, cultural tours, health spa sessions, Spanish and English lessons and glazed pottery.
The women were willing to volunteer time, to work for their children and their future, Woulimata Thiaw reminisces about the early days of the Popenguine Women’s Group for the Protection of Nature. She does not hold back about how men did not believe in the cooperatives potential. Thiaw, the current Cooperative President, turns the discussion […]
The cooperative adopts a multi-pronged approach to improving the environment and raising living standards in the villages. Forestry, including the preservation of mangroves and evasion of erosion, is the primary activity. The group also focusses on tourism, gardening and development of small industries for the women in the area.
Le Mat and the social cooperative Cadore – experimenting a new development in the mountains of Italy
Le Mat’s social entrepreneurs would like tourism to be something more than spending free time and consuming new adventures, more than a specialized industry. We like tourism as an opportunity to restore, to return, to add value to the daily work and difficulties, to the inventions and extraordinary battles of all the persons living in […]