Co&So is a consortium of cooperatives located in Tuscany region which includes 30 social and not social cooperatives working in the social and cultural fields. Co&So consists of 26 employees who provide services to the associated. The main services are: administration, monitoring the calls and as a consequence to submit calls most on public procurement, offering European opportunities in order to promote innovation in the cooperatives in terms of improving employees’ competences and services, quality certification, communication.
All together the staff working in the associated cooperatives is 3000 professionals and the annual income of Co&So is about €60.000.000 which is composed by the services provided by all the cooperatives.
In Co&so there is a special office working just on European funding with very skilled staff who has more than 10-years experience in the field.
Areas of Activities in which the CO&SO and its cooperatives provide their services are:
• Social care, healthcare and housing;
• Culture and tourism;
• Education and youth;
• Support to migrants, asylum seekers and refugees as well as to other disadvantaged groups;
• Vocational trainings and job placements.