Information & research
How to merge cooperatives
Are you prepared for the worst - Rural Cooperatives Magazine (September-October 2017)
How do Belgian media report on cooperatives?
Master's essay of Nele Schoebrechts, Bram Van Otterdijk en Yannis Van de Velde, Master in Management, of the Centre of Expertise for Cooperative Entrepreneurship. (KU Leuven, 2017).
Explaining the diversity of motivations of members of community renewable energy cooperatives
This statistical analysis of Thomas Bauwens (ULg) shows that members of (CRE) cooperatives should not be considered as one homogeneous group (2017)
Providing Care through Cooperatives 2: Literature Review and Case Studies
A publication of International Labour Office (2017)
Cooperative Platforms in a European Landscape: An Exploratory Study- Collaborative economy: an opportunity for cooperatives
A publication of Cooperatives Europe in collaboration with LAMA Development and Cooperation Agency (2015)
Doing Cooperative Business in 33 countries, incl. Belgium 'the exception'- is it feasible to set up and develop co-operatives in a particular country?
A report of TIAS School for Business and Society under supervision of Hans Groeneveld, commissioned by the International Co-operative Alliance
The Capital Conundrum for Co-operatives (source: ica.coop)
exploring ideas and options available to co-operatives that need suitable, long-term capital.
Building People-centred Enterprises in Latin America: from renewable energy to quinoa cultivation, from handicraft to credit unions
Cooperative Case Studies - Cooperatives Europe (Sept. 2015)
Development of agricultural cooperatives in the EU 2014, with national statistics
European agri-cooperatives, Cogeca (2015)
Study "Measuring the Size and Scope of the Cooperative Economy: Results of the 2014 Global Census on Co-operatives"
Dave Grace & Associates, sponsored by the United Nations (April 2014)
Study "Cooperatives and Employment: a global report"
CICOPA, Roelants, B., Hyungsik, E. & Terrasi, E. (2014)
Cooperatives and the Sustainable Development Goals : a Contribution to the Post-2015 Development Debate
A policy brief of ICA & ILO (2014)
The agricultural co-operatives in Belgium : important and efficient !
Gregory Kévers, Cera - IRU-Courier (March 2014)
Cooperatives Europe Manifesto 2014
Cooperatives Europe, release on the ocassion of the European Parliament elections (2014)
A Start for Mild Liberalization? Building Civil Society through Co-operative Dynamics in China
Working Paper - Zhao, L. (2009)
The Joys and Burdens of Multiple Legal Frameworks for Social Entrepreneurship – Lessons from the Belgian Case.
Working Paper - Astrid Coates & Wim Van Opstal (2009)
The 'Transaction Cost Approach' and the Performance of the Belgian Dairy Co-operatives Before 1940.
Working Paper - Van Der Hallen, P. (2009)
Co-operative Stakeholders. Who Counts in Co-operatives, and How?
Working Paper - Caroline Gijselinckx (2009)
The co-operative trilemma. Co-operatives between market, state and civil society.
Working Paper - Caroline Gijselinckx & Patrick Develtere (2008)