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

Our history

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.

«Sara, how would it be travelling around the world for one year?»
Andrea came back home with a great idea! He asked Sara to travel the world together for one year. She accepted at one condition: they had to combine their respective jobs (research and video making) and share with the world inspiring cooperative stories.
August 2018
Morocco, here we are!
Thanks to the support of the International Cooperative Alliance we are ready to start! We traveled to Morocco to document the cooperative Toudarte. In the meantime, Cécile joined the team!
February 2019
International Day of Cooperative 2019
We received an incredible news: the video of the Nepalese coop story has been selected for the 2019 International Day of Cooperatives at the United Nations. What an honour! Meanwhile Giorgia joined the team.
July 2019
Back home after several months!
Sara and Andrea make it possible: they traveled the world for almost one year. It's time to come back home and start new projects!
December 2019
Dealing with the pandemic!
The pandemic momentarily stopped us, even if we kept working. We organized several webinars, participated to international Master Programs and started new collaborations...
9th of July 2020
Poland 2020
In August, Sara, Andrea, Giorgia and Cécile managed to travel to Poland and document the Dobrze food cooperative in Warsaw.
October 2020
Collaboration with Mapparoma
We have started collaborating with MappaRoma, a research project aiming to communicate quantitative data about Rome. In practice, we turn their maps into videos!
July 2021
First Prize - Just Film Festival
On the 4th of July, our documentary “The City of Discomfort” has been awarded with the first prize for the Best Documentary on a theme of Social Justice at the Just Film Festival of Birmingham.
October 2021
Launch of the Compact City
Thanks to the partnership with Mapparoma we launched the video the Compact City, the story of the Pietralata neighbourhood.
26th February 2018
Casa di Alice, our pilot story!
Everything started with the shooting of Casa di Alice, our first cooperative story. To do so, we found a great partner: the International Cooperative Alliance! In the meantime, our team grew: Veronica, Flavio, Federico and Yuri joined us!
January 2019
Let's get the journey started!
After our trip to Morocco we came back to Rome just for a few days. We packed everything and we went to the airport. Our first step was Rwanda, then we moved to Nepal, Malaysia, Australia, California and New York. In total we documented other 6 incredible coop stories.
8th July 2019
Back on track!
After New York, we continued our journey! We traveled to Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay and we documented other incredible stories of collective action!
October 2019
Let's start our cooperative startup!
Back home, we decided to launch our cooperative business, aiming to provide research, video making, capacity development and ICT services! A step forward for our initial project.
March 2020
International Day of Cooperatives 2020
Even for this 2020 edition of the International Day of Cooperatives organized by the United Nations, we had the chance to screen the Creando Conciencia cooperative story.
August 2020
Finally ready to start!
We are ready! We are finally ready for our new cooperative adventure!
December 2020
Launch of the City of Discomfort Video
Thanks to the partnership with Mapparoma we launched the video the City of Discomfort, the story of the Tor Bella Monaca neighbourhood.
July 2021
Finalist - Digital Media Fest
'The seven cities of Rome: the city of discomfort', based on the book 'Le Sette Rome' written by Mapparoma has been selected as a finalist of the Movieland festival at the Digital Media Fest!
November 2021
«Sara, how would it be travelling around the world for one year?»
Andrea came back home with a great idea! He asked Sara to travel the world together for one year. She accepted at one condition: they had to combine their respective jobs (research and video making) and share with the world inspiring cooperative stories.
Casa di Alice, our pilot story!
Everything started with the shooting of Casa di Alice, our first cooperative story. To do so, we found a great partner: the International Cooperative Alliance! In the meantime, our team grew: Veronica, Flavio, Federico and Yuri joined us!
Morocco, here we are!
Thanks to the support of the International Cooperative Alliance we are ready to start! We traveled to Morocco to document the cooperative Toudarte. In the meantime, Cécile joined the team!
Let's get the journey started!
After our trip to Morocco we came back to Rome just for a few days. We packed everything and we went to the airport. Our first step was Rwanda, then we moved to Nepal, Malaysia, Australia, California and New York. In total we documented other 6 incredible coop stories.
International Day of Cooperative 2019
We received an incredible news: the video of the Nepalese coop story has been selected for the 2019 International Day of Cooperatives at the United Nations. What an honour! Meanwhile Giorgia joined the team.
Back on track!
After New York, we continued our journey! We traveled to Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay and we documented other incredible stories of collective action!
Back home after several months!
Sara and Andrea make it possible: they traveled the world for almost one year. It's time to come back home and start new projects!
Let's start our cooperative startup!
Back home, we decided to launch our cooperative business, aiming to provide research, video making, capacity development and ICT services! A step forward for our initial project.
Dealing with the pandemic!
The pandemic momentarily stopped us, even if we kept working. We organized several webinars, participated to international Master Programs and started new collaborations...
International Day of Cooperatives 2020
Even for this 2020 edition of the International Day of Cooperatives organized by the United Nations, we had the chance to screen the Creando Conciencia cooperative story.
Poland 2020
In August, Sara, Andrea, Giorgia and Cécile managed to travel to Poland and document the Dobrze food cooperative in Warsaw.
Finally ready to start!
We are ready! To start our cooperative startup, we became members of Smart - an European cooperative network that will allow us to start our business. We are finally ready for our new cooperative adventure!
26th February 2018
August 2018
January 2019
February 2019
8th July 2019
July 2019
October 2019
December 2019
March 2020
9th of July 2020
August 2020
October 2020

Our journey around the world!

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