By 2020, a third of the SMEs in the Walloon region (Belgium) are foreseen to suffer transmission problems due to the lack of a successor and thousands of enterprises are risking closure. There is no experience in business transfers to employees under the cooperative form in this region, a recipe that is saving thousands of jobs in other European countries. To increase the knowledge of this type of business transfer, PROPAGE-S, an agency for the development of social economy in the Walloon region organized a conference on March 7th. CECOP was associated with the event and asked to bring its expertise, share its know-how and provide European experiences in order to inspire regional actors.
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