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Jan Forslund Chairman in Slup.se Tel: +46 (0)8 447 48 03 Mob: +46 (0)70 726 48 03 Web: www.slup.se www.kic.se Slup.se c/o KIC/Coompanion Selmedalsringen.

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Presentation on theme: "Jan Forslund Chairman in Slup.se Tel: +46 (0)8 447 48 03 Mob: +46 (0)70 726 48 03 Web: www.slup.se www.kic.se Slup.se c/o KIC/Coompanion Selmedalsringen."— Presentation transcript:

1 Jan Forslund Chairman in Slup.se Tel: +46 (0) Mob: +46 (0) Web: Slup.se c/o KIC/Coompanion Selmedalsringen 19 SE Hägersten (Stockholm THE INITIATIVE OF SETTING UP SLUP.SE The CDA in the region of Stockholm, KIC (has now changed name to Coompanion), was an important coordinationg force in the projekt Slup.se The first CDA:s in Sweden were established 1985, a national association, FKU, was formed FKU/Coompanion is a Swedish association of 25 local cooperative development agencies (CDA) covering the whole of Sweden and different owners/members structures, including co-operative enterprises, associations, local governments, NGOs and trade unions.

2 Jan Forslund Chairman in Slup.se Tel: +46 (0) Mob: +46 (0) Web: Slup.se c/o KIC/Coompanion Selmedalsringen 19 SE Hägersten (Stockholm LOCAL COOPERATIVE AGENCIES, CDA The whole network is promoted financially by the national government and by regional and local sources including members. Funding is 3.8 million EURO a year. It is based on a public baseline financing, with an institutional requirement for matching financing, a loosely-coupled federative structure and a community of practice. This is its strength! FKU/CDA:s has 85 workers, 862 members, a total turnover of : 6.7 million EURO and support the start of new enterprices/co-ops every year.

3 Jan Forslund Chairman in Slup.se Tel: +46 (0) Mob: +46 (0) Web: Slup.se c/o KIC/Coompanion Selmedalsringen 19 SE Hägersten (Stockholm THE SERVICES WAS BUILT UPP BY THE PARTNERSHIP IN THE REGION The services have to be built by the sector itself and with the most important actors involved in the process A set of working groups produced reports, proposals and action plans setting out how to change the situation for the better The partnership discussed the proposals and most of them were implemented as new services in the region

4 Jan Forslund Chairman in Slup.se Tel: +46 (0) Mob: +46 (0) Web: Slup.se c/o KIC/Coompanion Selmedalsringen 19 SE Hägersten (Stockholm THE SUPPORT SERVICES New support services adapted to the special needs in the social economy, especially for small co-operatives, associations/NGO and social businesses - financing for their projects and growth - support in public procurement -marketing of their services, product and values -- local and regional networking

5 Jan Forslund Chairman in Slup.se Tel: +46 (0) Mob: +46 (0) Web: Slup.se c/o KIC/Coompanion Selmedalsringen 19 SE Hägersten (Stockholm THE SUPPORT SERVICES The partnership had created a new and better management and development methods for small co- operatives and associations, using social auditing, a manual on public procurement, a training method for leaders, a useful manual showing how to find financing and a manual from voluntary association to social business in the welfare sector Finally a new broad regional association was created including the biggest actors in the regional social economy

6 Jan Forslund Chairman in Slup.se Tel: +46 (0) Mob: +46 (0) Web: Slup.se c/o KIC/Coompanion Selmedalsringen 19 SE Hägersten (Stockholm RESULTS The Slup.se association and a partnership including the county board and the European social fund (ESF) work together in a Platform for local development with social economy The process began in 2000, continued with the Equal project, and is now linked in to the public sectors and the governments regular development planning process More than 40 organizations, including two banks, are now active in an independent NGO Slup.se and six working groups in the platform

7 Jan Forslund Chairman in Slup.se Tel: +46 (0) Mob: +46 (0) Web: Slup.se c/o KIC/Coompanion Selmedalsringen 19 SE Hägersten (Stockholm THE SERVICES ARE ORGANIZED The support service of social auditing involves organisations which provides tutors/ coaches, and a national association to promote social auditing and a network of auditors is newly set up One of the partners in the project was the municipality of Värmdö Kommun, that worked very closely with the local and regional social economy The municipality is active in spreading the initiative in the region of Stockholm through the platform and also in Sweden and in Europe via the REVES network

8 Jan Forslund Chairman in Slup.se Tel: +46 (0) Mob: +46 (0) Web: Slup.se c/o KIC/Coompanion Selmedalsringen 19 SE Hägersten (Stockholm RESULTS The actors providing the services were mainly actors in the social economy itself The creation of the Slup.se association and the social audit organisation made it possible to establish new institutions involving key actors in the region and to connect them with the process

9 Jan Forslund Chairman in Slup.se Tel: +46 (0) Mob: +46 (0) Web: Slup.se c/o KIC/Coompanion Selmedalsringen 19 SE Hägersten (Stockholm WEBSITE Internet is used to spread information The website contains an evaluation tool which will make it less expensive for small and medium co-operatives, businesses and association to use social audit as a natural part of their development and marketing processwww.socialredovisning.nu The website contains among many other things resources and an Internet guide on how to participate in public procurementwww.slup.se

10 Jan Forslund Chairman in Slup.se Tel: +46 (0) Mob: +46 (0) Web: Slup.se c/o KIC/Coompanion Selmedalsringen 19 SE Hägersten (Stockholm THE NETWORK The project has created a strong networking organisation for local development groups in the Stockholm region It really worked as an open partnership right from the beginning and gave practical opportunities for everybody to participate Slup.se´s new project regards setting up new consortia of social enterprises in the process of public procurement


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