On Thursday 26th March, Iraurgi Berritzen (the agency for the socio-economic promotion and innovation of the Urola Erdia region of Gipuzkoa), in collaboration with B+I Strategy, organised a sensitisation and skills building seminar about worker participation in companies in Urola Erdia.
The attendees (companies, government and socio-economic players in the region) had the opportunity of hearing first-hand examples of Basque companies with worker participation, as well as sharing lessons learned and practical recommendations for developing various models of worker participation in the region. Speaking at the seminar were Sabin Azua (CEO and Partner of B+I Strategy); Luis Unceta-Barrenechea (CEO and Partner of BSK Legal & Fiscal); Lorenzo Mendieta, GM of Alcorta Forging Group); Jon Agirre (President of AMPO); and Koldo Arandia (GM of Ibarmia Group).
This seminar is part of the working process which Iraurgi Berritzen has initiated with the support of the Provincial Government of Gipuzkoa to build business and regional projects to make them more shared, competitive and sustainable. The goal is to encourage greater worker participation in organisations, which would guarantee the transformation and strengthening the competitive positioning of the Urola Erdia region over the long term.