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Juan Antonio Pedreño Frutos
Juan Antonio Pedreño holds a BA in Chemistry (specialized in industrial chemistry) at Granada’s University (Spain). He is an expert on social economy and co-operatives.
He started his professional career as High School teacher and became a founding member of the education co-operative Severo Ochoa, of which he assumed the presidency for more than 20 years. Currently, he is the President of Social Economy Europe, CEPES (Spanish Confederation of the Social Economy Enterprises), UCOMUR (Murcia’s Region Worker Co-operatives) and UCOERM (Murcia’s Region Education Cooperatives). Furthermore, Mr. Pedreño is the General Coordinator of the ESMED network (Euro-Mediterranean Social Economy) and a member of the Spanish Economic and Social Council. He is the author of articles and papers on the social economy enterprise model.
CEPES is the Spanish umbrella organisation representing social economy enterprises and organisations at national level. Social Economy Europe (SEE) is the voice of social economy in Europe.
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