"One Morning I woke up and the third sector had changed"
How will we remember this period in a few decades? What changes await us? How will the Third Sector change?
Marco Traversi, Project Ahead CEO, illustrated his idea in the new report of Studies and Research for the South (SRM) through a visionary reflection projected into the post-Covidian future entitled One morning I woke up and the Third sector had changed.
The recent SRM report, The new economic scenarios facing the challenge of Covid-19. The role of the social economy in Italy and in the South (July 2020), is dedicated to the analysis of the economic scenarios resulting from the pandemic, in particular to the role of the social economy as a development engine for the country and a sector to be supported and enhanced in this phase of recovery of the Italian economy.
With the progress of the pandemic, the country has in fact been able to count on extraordinary generosity, on the irreplaceable role of the Third Sector and on the action in the social and welfare field of companies and actors in the profit world, assisting and in several cases making up for the initiatives of public institutions.
The report focuses, through the voices of various authors, on how during this period the system of social enterprises and Third Sector organizations managed the emergency, both in terms of maintaining production and employment levels, and in terms of terms of organizational and production flexibility able to cope with the virulent and unforeseen quantitative and qualitative variations in the demand for care that have occurred in recent months.
Among the authors of the articles and testimonies of the territory, in addition to the CEO of Project Ahead and director of the incubator of social enterprises Dialogue Place: Fondazione con il Sud, Gruppo di imprese sociali – Gesco, Intesa Sanpaolo, VITA, Confcooperative Federsolidarietà, the cooperatives La Quercia of Trieste and Pares of Milan, the Caritas diocesana di Napoli, CSV Napoli, Figli in famiglia onlus, the Municipality of Comune di Meta, the University of Salerno and the Department of Political Sciences of the University of Naples Federico II.