The field trip includes visits to the following three social enterprises
Pausa Caffè social cooperative
The Pausa Cafè social cooperative helps inmates in Turin and Saluzzo Remand Center reintegrate into a social context, creating job opportunities. The first Pausa Cafè laboratory was set up in the Turin Remand Center with a coffee roasting, storage and packaging plant which also processes cacao. It promotes joint fair trade coffee and cacao production in Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica. We will visit the inmates working with the Cooperative.
The Kairos Consortium and the Luoghi Comuni initiative
Kairòs is a consortium of 15 social cooperatives, one consortium, two cultural associations and one Municipal Authority. The consortium gives members the chance to implement synergies to develop and consolidate projects and expand on the possible range of actions for each single stakeholder. As well as the Kairos Consortium we will visit Luoghi Comuni Porta Palazzo, an innovative enterprise managing residential services and commercial businesses.
The residential and day facilities in Piedmont, Valle D’Aosta and Lombardy serve over 300 people from all over Italy.
These Community Farms are open to the community; they host students, tourists, and young unemployed people, looking for training and job opportunities.
We shall visit the Turin Community Farm to learn more about what Interactive and the consortium’s other cooperatives do.
Interactive is the leader of the cooperatives in the Gentes Consortium. It drives the individual cooperatives’ social initiatives and provides support and technical consultancy imbued with entrepreneurial spirit.
The consortium comprises 4 cooperatives offering different goods and services: online sales of social-agriculture products; accommodation; packaging, labeling, and component assembly for the auto manufacturing, IT and publishing sectors; logistical services; and industrial- and private-cleaning services.