On Friday, November 18, 2022, thanks to the mediation of Legacoop Emilia Romagna and Legacoop Produzione e Servizi, Gazzotti received a visit from a delegation from the JWCU, the Japan Workers’ Cooperative Union, with whom he shared his experience of workers buyout and the current situation of the markets.

The delegation included: 

Mr. Tatsuo Igarashi, Mayor of Tsukuba City

Ms. Naomi Ito, Chief of the Secretary Office of Tsukuba City

Ms. Yukiko Maeda, Section Head of International Relations Section of Tsukuba City

Mr. Osamu Nakano, Board Member/International Relations Officer of Japan Workers’ Cooperative Union

Gazzotti is a virtuous example of WBO, where the workers formed a Cooperative and bought their company by exploiting the existing legislative instruments. Now “we are simply workers who have put on the hat of entrepreneurs“, as Andrea Signoretti, Board Member of Gazzotti, likes to say.