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Why is the Co-operative Movement so Strong in Emilia Romagna?

An Interview with Matt Hancock

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May 15, 2023
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I’m talking with Matt Hancock, who’s been heavily involved with the co-operative movement in Emilia Romagna – the region of Italy around Bologna. There’s a huge, very successful co-op sector in ER. I want to try to find out in this interview is why – what’s special about ER, and can it be emulated elsewhere?

A text summary of the interview, with links to organisations and information mentioned in the video is available at


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