CONSORTIUM OF SOCIAL COOPERATIVES
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The Consortium Il Nodo was established in 2000 by 14 social cooperatives operating in the province of Catania, in order to respond to a shared need to act “in a network” to address the issues and problems of social entrepreneurship and to concretise the connection between the experiences and competences of cooperatives that have been operating for years in the field of personal services management and that deal with the work placement of socially disadvantaged persons.
The term “Nodo” wants to evoke a living network, a structure that promotes, protects and accompanies the consolidation and development of social cooperation in Sicily. It wants to present itself as a system capable of producing real change in its own territory, focusing on the protagonism of young people, on reception and integration, on the support of people in difficulty, on the promotion of Social Enterprise as a tool to realize dreams and projects, also and above all in our land.
It is a network that, as well as enhancing the fact that independent enterprises share resources and missions, also stands out for its ability to innovate both organizational models, partnerships and management, in order to enter into innovation as a permanent management strategy for the enterprise system.
It is not simply a matter of providing services, but of working, together with the institutions and other entities present, in the territory and for the territory, having as its objective the well-being, present and future, of the community.
MISSION AND VALUES
The principles that inspire the Consortium are those of the cooperative movement worldwide: mutuality, solidarity, associationism among cooperatives, management transparency.
The mission of the Consortium is to offer services to users, both directly and through its member cooperatives, in areas such as: immigration and reception, protection and education of minors, family support, youth, early childhood, active labour policies, disability, the elderly, social agriculture; and to offer services to its member cooperatives.
The Centrality of the Person: this means putting the individual at the center, considered in the totality of his or her needs, aspirations and rights, at the centre of one’s actions.
Work as a means for human and professional growth and, above all, as a guarantor of social justice and the affirmation of the dignity of women and men in the realisation of their life project.
Internal democratic participation in social cooperatives
Equity among cooperative members
The small size
National Union of Social Welfare Institutions and Initiatives
Cooperativa Team –
Ti Educa a Migliorare
Cooperativa Prospettiva (Legacoop)
Consorzio Sol.Co. (Confcooperative)
Cooperativa Marinella Garcia (Confcooperative)
Terre des Hommes
Save The Children
SOURCES OF FINANCING
National and Territorial Funds
ANTI-DRUGS DEPARTMENTMINISTRY OF THE INTERIORMINISTRY OF LABOURREGIONE SICILIACOMUNE DI CATANIA
COMUNE DI ACIREALE
CITTÀ METROPOLITANA DI CATANIA
AGENCY FOR TERRITORIAL COHESION
INTESA SAN PAOLO
Foundations and Enterprises
Fondazione con il sud
IMPRESA SOCIALE Con i bambini
FONDAZIONE PEPPINO vismara