Fair trade Department Store - Social Cooperation

Project information

Index: 1088R4
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Location GERMANY NIEDERSACHSEN Hannover Hannover Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2007
End: ongoing

Topic of the practice

To create or conserve employment, to provide educational opportunities, to improve social cohesion/inclusion

Good Practice Information

FairKauf is a second-hand department store pursuing social objectives. The concept of FairKauf follows the model of social department stores, which exist in Germany in many forms, following different concepts. FairKauf's main objective is to create opportunities for, and offer employment to unemployed people with a long-term aim of being integrated into the maintstream labour market.
Due to the steady economic growth FairKauf has been experiencing since their foundation in 2006, there has never been a need for public subsidies. Instead, they have a constantly growing number of employees (currently 220) and facilities.

Evidence of success

56 employees with steady employment. The GP works successfully without public subsidies

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Reinhold Fahlbusch

FairKauf e.G



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