Who we are
Aroundtheworld.coop aims to enhance and share with the wider society best practices from the the social and solidarity economy, both from Italy and around the world, contributing to raise awareness that alternatives to the mainstream is possible.
For this we aim to be a means for the internationalization of innovative knowledge and know-how, inspiring communities and individuals about collective solutions to local and global issues.
Aroundtheworld.coop is built on professional excellence and reliability. We aim to foster decent work while promoting democratic culture and sustainable human development.
We have the ambition to contribute to creating a world where social and economic cohesion and solidarity are the rule, not the exception.
“I can’t say, in a big way, necessarily what I believe and what kind of society I want to live in, but I show it!”
Micheal McGee - Cheese board collective
The Aroundtheworld.coop started as a project from the idea of Andrea Mancori and Sara Vicari, a couple who traveled the world to document innovative cooperatives. The around the world trip was carried out in 2019, in partnership with the International Co-operative Alliance and in particular with the Coops4Dev programme. In total, they produced 13 videos that tell stories of cooperatives from all the continents.