Consortium In Concert


A1 - Title in original language

A2 - Title in English

A3 - Location of GP (national)

A4 - Location of GP (regional)

A5 - Economic field of activity
S Other service activities

A6 - Ultimate purpose of GP
To create or conserve employment
To improve social cohesion/inclusion
To enable cross sectoral working

A7 - Spatial scale
Regional (large scale)

A8a - Start date
The first cooperative was born in 1991, the consortium in 2002

A8b - Anticipated end date (if applicable)

A9 - Short description of the GP
"In Concert" is a set of 22 social cooperatives, of which 5 are social welfare (or type A) and 16 work placement (or type B), plus a consortium of purpose for investment property called "Areas of Solidarity". The activity of the group is divided into 4 main areas: social welfare area, agricultural area, industrial area, service area. In the social welfare area there are: Ca' Speranza, L'Incontro, Nuova Vita, Orchidea, Orchidea Infermieri. In the agricultural are there are: Ca' Corniani, Campo Verde, Cantieri. In the industrial area there are: Accordi, Aurora, Incontro Arreda, Incontro Industria, Sentieri, Solidaria, Cantieri. In the service area there are: Cucina e Sapori, Enercop, Eos, Eureka, I Cerchi, Quartieri della solidarietà, Via Vai.
the Consortium is organized to cover all the main services areas with its typical entrepreneurship spirt.

A10 - Key words relating to the GP
Job placement of disadvantaged people
Social care
Support for public bodies and big enterprises
Several kind of activities

A11 - Objectives of the GP
The initial concept from which the Cooperative began 20 years ago was the dignity of the person, possessed by all and thanks to the consciousness of which all must become independent, even in respect to public assistance: to make this possible, the people followed by the Consortium must then be able to get a job and a salary. At that time the cooperative worked then in collaboration with the Public Administration, with which an agreement was reached in a way that rehabilitation was the responsibility of the State and the work would have been obtained comparing the market.The method of the Consortium is to rehabilitate people with these disorders by removing them from the traditonial day care centers, where they often lose time and don't find a way to fight effectively against the problem at its root, and by letting them re-enter the employment market . These persons are not required to do all at once, but only to respect the rules and the others. Only later the rehabilitation itself will start, with the acceptance of the experience.

A12 - Activities that have taken place
The 16 cooperatives are divided into 4 macro areas and they are fully present in the market and think like enterprises, even if the social cooperatives are regulated by the Law no. 381 of 1991, which divide them into 2 areas: Type A cooperatives, which deal with care and social care; Type B cooperatives , which deal with job placement. About the area of social welfare the cooperatives deal with disability services and care for the elderly with specific project. About agricultural area they involv in organic production and rearing of animals. They have a farm and some lab opened to schools. About industrial area they involve in assembly and pre-assembly of small equipment and wiring. Also they build custom workbenches and deal with multi-function control of security. About service area they have many field of activity: maintenance of green areas, installing solar panels, production and delivery meals, laundry and linen hire, cleaning services, energy management or real estate associates and removals.

A13 - Achievements of the GP
This cooperative reality is becoming increasingly prominent in Veneto, rather, it's becoming the most important reality in the region for what concerns the economic and job placement of disadvantaged people, if not from an economic perspective altogether. The initial concept from which the Cooperative began 20 years ago was the dignity of the person, possessed by all and thanks to the consciousness of which all must become independent, even in respect to public assistance. The "In Concerto" Consortium is a happy island: 200 people certified as disadvantaged by the Consortium, have been lifted from public health care and entered the labor market, despite being considered by the Health Local Unit as very serious. For example, some of these people have a history of 300 days of hospitalization and several suicide attempts behind them: in other words, they may be classified as people with mental disorders.

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