Early in July 2006 the first known use was made of the European Union Regulation and Directive to permit the formation of a European Co-operative Society.
As CICOPA reports:
“On 6 July 2006, a first ever European social cooperative society, Escoop, has been formally established in front of a notary, in Mola di Bari, Italy, between various Italian, Finnish and Spanish organisations involved in social services, the academic world and public administration, having at its centre the Italian social cooperative consortium Elpendu.”
The escoop website gives more information.
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