AGACA is a co-operative umbrella organisation to promote agri-food co-operative businesses across multiple sections of the economy in Galicia -North-western region in Spain. Our core business is to provide vision, leadership, and value to the agri-food co-operative movement in Galicia, using a collective voice, to strengthen our members operating in today’s ever-changing and competitive world. AGACA established in 1988 as a non-profitable and non-governmental entity. We serve 100 Galician co-ops that collectively have over 34,000 individual members, directly employ >1,000 people and have a combined turnover of arround €2 G.
GEAccounting [Global Economic Accounting] is a non-profit Economic Interest Group, which aims to create a community of people interested in the development and implementation of Social Accounting in all types of organizations. Now, GEAccounting is integrated by 50 entities, among which are Universities, prescribing organizations, consulting entities, as well as user companies and organizations. Our goal is the urbi et orbi extension of Social Accounting, for which we collaborate in the generation and transfer of knowledge in relation to the Social Accounting. The main activities carried out are research, publication, training and certification of the use of Social Accounting, contributing to its normalization.
The Irish Co-operative Organisation Society is an industry representative body for the Irish co-operative movement. Established in 1894, our core business is to provide vision, leadership and value to the co-operative movement in Ireland. We use our collective voice to put the needs of the co-operative movement and our members to the forefront of what we do & draw upon the pioneering, innovative and tenacious spirit of our founding members to help strengthen our co-operatives by improving competitiveness, promoting growth, and ensuring the long-term sustainability. ICOS serves the co-operative sector in seven core categories, namely: Multipurpose dairy co-ops; Livestock sector co-ops; Store, trade and wholesale co-ops; Service-related co-ops; Community-oriented, culture and leisure co-ops; Food, fishing and beverage co-ops and Advisory and education-related co-ops.
CONFAGRI was founded in October 1985 and is located in Lisbon, to represent the cooperative Portuguese sector in national and international forums. Employs around 60 people, most of them in Lisbon, but has some technicians spread in all the Portuguese territory supporting the activities of the associated cooperatives and one permanent in the Brussels Office. It is member of COGECA (European Agri-Cooperatives), Member of the Economic and Social Committee of the European Union. CONFAGRI’s main goal is the sustainable development of the agricultural sector, as a support for rural areas viability, in a close dialogue with cooperatives and farming organizations (rural areas’ SMEs), representing more than 50% of Portuguese farmers. Has members all the sectors of the Portuguese Agriculture.
Latvian Rural Advisory and Training Centre (LLKC) Ltd – is a consultancy enterprise, established in 1991 and runs a central office in Ozolnieki and 26 branch offices across the territory of Latvia. LLKC employs more than 500 employees and has vast experience in the implementation and coordination of rural development measures as well as in the provision of agricultural advisory services in the country. Our mission is to provide advice and services related to industry’s production processes, accounting, and business planning to rural entrepreneurs, organizations, and population, as well as to undertake studies, educate, and inform. Our customers are engaged in the field of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and in other fields of rural businesses.
Zadar County Rural Development Agency (AGRRA) is a public institution established by the County of Zadar (administrative subdivision of the Republic of Croatia). The main AGRRA’s activity is development of Zadar County rural area constituted of 28 municipalities and 4 cities. AGRRA coordinates and implements the activities related to Zadar County rural development and follows national and EU strategies with the aim to harmonize legislation on regional and local level with the agricultural and rural development policies.
Atlantis Engineering is a Greek ICT SME that supports daily production activities in different factories with simple and advanced manufacturing systems, organization and computerisation of maintenance departments, customized maintenance consulting and training on asset life cycle optimization as well on ICT solutions. The company has successfully organized more than 100 Technical Departments of manufacturing companies, agrifood sector companies, service companies, hospitals, and ports. The company has considerable experience in vocational training projects, on-the-job training, work-based learning, workshop organisation, pilot testing and introduction of new products in the market.