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05.04 | What is the impact of – technological – changes on producers & workerscooperatives? (source: cicopa)

People working in or within the framework of cooperatives make up 10% of the global employed population according to conservative estimates. The organization of work and of the production of goods and services is experiencing profound changes that may strongly...

13.12 | A call for a cooperative Future of Europe (source: coopseurope.coop)

Cooperatives Europe released a Cooperative Call to Action on the Future of Europe to unlock the potential for a wider cooperative economy across Europe. A reflection on Juncker’s speech and the work of the European institutions on the White Paper...

28.11 | The Top 300 co-operatives and mutuals report a total turnover of 2.16 billion USD (source: monitor.coop)

The International Co-operative Alliance and Euricse, the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises, published its sixth annual World Co-operative Monitor in the framework of the Global cooperative Conference in Malaysia. The publication reports on the world’s largest co-operative...

28.11 | Ariel Guarco, from Argentina, elected president of the International Co-operative Alliance (source: ica.coop)

Ariel Guarco from Argentina has been elected president of the International Co-operative Alliance. The election took place at the International Co-operative Alliance’s General Assembly, a biennial event, held this year in Malaysia. Mr Guarco is president of Cooperar, the Co-operative...

22.11 | “Self-help through joint entrepreneurship in the South” (source: cooperatives Europe)

European cooperatives engage in development cooperation because they believe in the power of cooperatives to substantially improve the quality of life of people. Cooperative development seeks to empower people and communities to develop long-term livelihood-building strategies from the outset. In...

27.09 | Cooperatives creates almost 10% of world employment (source: cicopa.coop)

CICOPA, the international organisation of industrial and service cooperatives, published today its second global report on “Cooperatives and Employment”. Based on data from 156 countries, the updated estimate shows that employment in or within the scope of cooperatives concerns at...

15.09 | Public trusts employee-owned businesses more (source: insider.co.uk )

Commissioned by the Scottisch Employee Ownership Association (EOA) with support from Co-operative Development Scotland (CDS), the YouGov survey found 58 per cent of those Scottisch people questioned think employee-owned (EO) businesses are more trustworthy than non-EO businesses.   A further...

18.07 | TransfertoCOOPS.eu – new website for transferring SMEs into worker-owned cooperatives (source: coopseurope.coop)

With over 450,000 SMEs transferred each year in the EU, transfers into worker-owned cooperatives remain an untapped source of economic dynamism which could ensure secure jobs, sustainable expertise and participation in collective and democratic projects. This new dedicated website aims...

18.07 | Cooperatives as an innovative model in the care sector, for workers and service users (source: ILO.org/carecooperatives.eu)

According to a recent ILO report, cooperatives are emerging as an innovative model in the care sector, both as care providers and as employers. Among key findings from the report, produced as a part of the ILO’s research initiative on...