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Web Link Bag Arbeit

is the association of employment and training enterprises in Germany. It believes that every person should have the chance of work and education to enable a self-determined participation in society.

Web Link BAG Integration

Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Integrationsfirmen is a federation of 520 integration firms catering principally for handicapped people. These benefit from a legally defined status and subsidy regime.

Web Link Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände – BDA

BDA's central mission is actively to represent business interests in the field of social policy. BDA engages in the work of committees at national, European and international level, in expert hearings, in social insurance self-administration bodies, as coordinator and counsellor in member federations' collective negotiations and as a mediator in public debate.

Web Link Bundesverband der Deutschen Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanken – BDVR

(Federal Association of German 'Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanken' Co-operative Banks) is the association of co-operative banks in Germany.

The Cooperative Association, based in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt and in Hannover, provides auditing, consultancy, educational support and advocacy for approximately 2,300 member cooperatives. It serves cooperatives in banking, agriculture, trade and services with more than four million members and providing 88,000 jobs in 13 federal states. Through its services it gives impetus to necessary changes. All this is done through democratic structures and the participation of members in its committees. The basis of this democratic orientation is its constitution, which complements the statutory provisions and determines the structure, competencies and goals of the association.

Web Link Deutsche Genossenschafts- und Raiffeisenverband – DGRV

DGRV is the federation for German co-operatives. Since 1972, the federation has been based in Berlin. It was born from the merger of the two central co-operative associations at that time, the Deutscher Raiffeisenverband and the Deutscher Genossenschaftsverband, and is responsible for promoting co-operative ideals.

Web Link Netz

The Netz für Selbstverwaltung und Selbstorganization ('network for self-management and self-organization') federates some 1,500 alternative, ecological firms representing around 9,000 people. Most are participative and corporately responsible in nature, but are not formally social enterprises.