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Achieving impact: research that makes the difference

Presentation of digital reprinting of “Merceologia Generale” by Roberto Salvadori

Presentation of digital reprinting of “Merceologia Generale” by Roberto Salvadori

Posted by on Nov 25, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

The reprinting in ebook format of the book “Merceologia Generale (Commodity Science – General principles)”, first issued 1933, by Roberto Salvadori gives at one side the chance to tribute a “forgotten” professor of the University of Florence, and at the other side it shows how the topics studied by Commodity Science are useful not only […]

ARCO is currently implementing the final evaluation of the emancipatory research on the wellbeing of women with disabilities in Palestine

ARCO is currently implementing the final evaluation of the emancipatory research on the wellbeing of women with disabilities in Palestine

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

On November 16th-20th, Federico Ciani, the coordinator of the research unit on inclusive development is currently implementing the final evaluation of the emancipatory research process facilitated by ARCO in Beit Sahour, Nablus and Ramallah (West Bank – Palestine). The emancipatory research was implemented in the domain of the international cooperation project Particip-Action funded by the […]

World café about disability and employability: the ICF framework for work inclusion for people with disabilities

World café about disability and employability: the ICF framework for work inclusion for people with disabilities

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

On Monday 14th of November in our office in Prato, we had a productive meeting with 43 professionals of the local social and health system from the areas of Florence, Prato, Pistoia, Empoli and nearby districts. With the World café methodology, we discussed the main feature of the disability evaluation form we are working on […]

ARCO per il “Fondo per il contrasto alla povertà educativa minorile”

ARCO per il “Fondo per il contrasto alla povertà educativa minorile”

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

In occasione della pubblicazione dei primi due Bandi finanziati dal Fondo per il Contrasto alla Povertà Educativa Minorile, istituito dal Protocollo di intesa tra ACRI e Governo ed attuato dall’impresa sociale Con i Bambini, il Comitato di Indirizzo Strategico del Fondo ha definito come prioritaria l’elaborazione di una strategia di valutazione d’impatto delle azioni che […]

ARCO researcher implements a training on impact evaluation for aerc members in Swaziland

ARCO researcher implements a training on impact evaluation for aerc members in Swaziland

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

From October the 25th to the 28th, Federico Ciani, the coordinator of the research unit on Inclusive Development held a three days training on quantitative impact evaluation techniques in Mbabane (Swaziland). The training included both theoretical sessions and practical sessions where the researchers applied the methodologies learnt during theoretical sessions through the use of econometric […]

A new certification standard for Prato textile district

A new certification standard for Prato textile district

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Within the project ” Integrazione Imprenditoriale ” carried out by the Chamber of Commerce of Prato and funded by Tuscany Region – Progetto Prato, researchers of our Strategic Unit on Local Development Leonardo Borsacchi and Andrea Ferrannini, in collaboration with entrepreneurial associations, are carrying out the development and testing of a new design certification model […]

Leroy Merlin Italia and Boero Bartolomeo S.p.A signed an agreement to promote the concept and practice of social business.

Leroy Merlin Italia and Boero Bartolomeo S.p.A signed an agreement to promote the concept and practice of social business.

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

Boero Bartolomeo S.p.A partners with Leroy Merlin Italia in encouraging social business experimentation within the CSR joint initiative “Agorà dell’Abitare”. Agorà dell’Abitare is a network of enterprises, associations, institutions and private citizens, promoted by Leroy Merlin Italia, interested in the right to adequate housing. The Yunus Social Business Centre University of Florence is also part […]

Social responsibility report for the charity Amici di San Martino

Social responsibility report for the charity Amici di San Martino

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Progetti | No Comments

ARCO will support the charity “Amici di San Martino” in preparing its first social responsibility report. Amici di San Martino is a non-profit association that works in the field of hospitality of disadvantaged people and it is also involved in the recovery, regeneration and management of urban spaces. Different outdoor and indoor parts of its […]

New paper on stakeholder engagement, social media and sustainability reporting

New paper on stakeholder engagement, social media and sustainability reporting

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Ricerche accademiche, Studi | No Comments

Marco Bellucci, PhD student in accounting at the University of Pisa and coordinator of the Social Economy Unit at ARCO, and Giacomo Manetti, Associate professor in accounting at the University of Florence and member of the scientific committee of ARCO, have recently published an article on the well-known Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ, Volume […]

Release of Oxfam and ARCO Position Paper “Where change happens”

Release of Oxfam and ARCO Position Paper “Where change happens”

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

On the first anniversary of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, Oxfam and ARCO publish their Position Paper “Where change happens”, emphasisig the importance of promoting actions for sustainable development at the local level where people live and interact. In particular, this Position Paper aims at describing how local governance processes play a crucial role […]