Social cooperatives in Poland. Exemplification of the process of social reintegration within social cooperatives — the city of Poznań
Social cooperative is a specific form of cooperative work. It is an association of people at risk of social exclusion, which combines both the economic and social functions. The most important goal of social cooperative is to prevent social exclusion. Vocational activation of the members is part of a complete social reintegration and leads to greater social cohesion. The objective of this paper is to determine the extent to which social cooperatives operating in Poznań fulfill the obligation of reintegration of the groups at risk of social exclusion, imposed on them by the Act on Social Cooperatives. The article contains analysis of the relevant legislation, official documents, as well as the results and interpretation of empirical research based on survey methodology.