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EKAI Center (EKAI Center)

 Contact details
Contact personMrs. Leyre Barinaga
European Project Manager 
StreetGoiru 1, A2 
Address 20500 - Arrasate (Spain) 
Phone+34 943 25 01 04 
EmailShow Email
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)11-25 
Organisation TypeResearch Organisation 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Economics
» Political science
» Sociology

 Brief description of your activity focus
EKAI Center is a research institute of public policies in a general and the social economy and cooperativism in particular.

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
EKAI Center has an expertise regarding the research fields of social economic public policies. We have numerous
publications on policies related to cooperatives and social economy and economic policy and industrial policy in
general. Some of the projects that we are currently developing within these fields we are:

- Business Cooperation and Cooperative Groups in Economic Policy
- The Social Enterprise
- The Fight against Poverty in the EU 2020 Strategy;
- EU 2020 Strategy:
- Non-Voting Capital Instruments;

We also cover the innovation policy at the regional level and have a couple of publications in that filed.

At the local level, we have developed different research projects for the improvement of the public services at
this level that are currently putting into practice in different local administrations in Gipuzkoa, Spain. Our
research work Cooperativization of the Public Services of the Local Administrations and a Study about the
Management of the Public Services in the Valley Urola Garaia:are a example of that. The last one is a review of
the management of the public services, their quality, the policies of employment and industrial development and
retention of public spending in the city halls of Urretxu, Legazpi, Zumárraga and Ezkio-Itsaso of the Valley Garaia
Urola in Gipuzkoa, Spain.
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Changing role of knowledge throughout the economy
» Structural changes in the knowledge economy and society
» Socio-economic development trajectories
» Regional, territorial and social cohesion

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleStudy on the Implementation of EC Regulation 1435/2003 on the Statute for European Cooperative Society
Specific ThemeEuropean Cooperative Society
Project #2
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleThe Economic System of cooperative Societies: Determining and Applying Cooperatives Results, The effect on Worker-Members
Specific ThemeEconomic System of cooperative Societies
Project #3
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleManaging Change
Specific ThemeCapacity of the enterprises for coming out of the crisis

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