Cooperatives in Europe represent a large family of over 170,000 enterprises, with 140 million members, 4.5 million employees, and a positive impact on wellbeing and social cohesion. This movement is both inspired and challenged by the emergence of new trends, fostered by the collaborative and platform economy. How are co-ops responding?

Elena is Head of Research& Evaluation at LAMA Agency, her expertise comprises the analysis of social and digital innovation trends, with a specific focus on the social impact they have on society. Elena further supports specific organizations in the realization of their own innovative projects, by providing feasibility studies and evaluation tools.