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College Cooperatif Rhone-Alpes

College Cooperatif Rhone-Alpes
(+33) 4 37 64 47 20
Geographical Focus
National levelRegional levelInternational level
Type of organisation
Professional Association
Main Activity Type
Service ProvisionCapacity BuildingConsultancyPolicy developmentResearch and knowledgeMonitoring and Evaluation
Quality PedagogyChild RightsAccess to ServicesParenting SupportSocial inclusion for Romani and migrant childrenSocial inclusion special needs
Targeted Age Groups
Birth to threeThree to SixSix to TenTen+
Members target groups
ChildrenVulnerable marginilized childrenParents/care-takersEducatorsSocial workersParaprofessionalsManagers of servicesPolicy makersLocal authoritiesHigher education staffStudentsPractitionioners with Romani backgroundPractitioners with migrant backgroundIn-service training providers


The Collège Coopératif Rhône-Alpes (CCRA) is a French establishment of higher education social work for adults having already worked. The Cooperative College in the Rhone-Alps region acts:
o for the promotion of people and social solidarity,
o for training and research, from the practice of actors.
It develops its activity in the perspective of education and training "throughout life". Investment in training produces innovative knowledge.
- CCRA relies on COOPERATIVE PEDAGOGY, that recognizes in each adult his own knowledge and own skills to share ... This pedagogy fosters interactions within the group of players from different backgrounds in a non-competitive way, in an equal position, without denying the specific fields of each other.
- CCRA activities extend into ACTION RESEARCH AND EXPERTISE from NGOs and local government agencies, with the aim to support organisational transformation and formulation for action facing a constantly changing environment.
- The policy principles of CCRA are : social promotion, cooperative education, research and action. These principles are recognised and shared at regional and national levels, with the aim to enhance synergies and complementarities.
- In order to promote the "knowledge society" within the National Association of Colleges Cooperative, it aims for developing new areas of cooperation, training and research for those involved in the Social Solidarity Economy.


Date: 19-03-2015

ISSA welcomes five new members

ISSA is delighted to welcome five new members to our ever expanding learning community. Our newest members come from Italy, France, Luxembourg and Russia. ABCittà Social Cooperative are based in Milan, Italy.