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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...

18.07 | Are you a young person developing a cooperative project with a collaborative economy dimension? If yes, you can win a trip to Paris! (source: CooperativesEurope, Coop FR & YECN)

Are you a young person aged 18-35 developing a cooperative project or setting up a cooperative business with a collaborative economy dimension? If yes, we want to hear from you! What’s the prize? A trip to Paris – flights and...

18.07 | Coop Italia confirmed its leadership position in the Italian hypermarket and supermarket channels (source: esmmagazine.com)

Italian retail cooperative Coop Italia has reported a marginal annual growth in sales of 0.2% to €13.1 billion for 2016. There are also positive signs from the first months of 2017, with Coop Italia experiencing a 1.6% growth in sales,...

29.06 | Omgeving cvba wint Jo Crepain Prijs voor Innovatief Architectenbureau: werkerscoöperatie als antwoord op zelfstandigenstructuur (bron: architectura.be)

De winnaars van de Jo Crepain Prijzen zijn bekendgemaakt. Ook in de categorie Innovatief Architectenbureau niets dan sterke bureaus: evr-Architecten uit Gent, a2o architecten uit Hasselt, en Stramien en OMGEVING uit Antwerpen. Het meest gecharmeerd was de jury door OMGEVING....

13.06 | Call for Rochdale Pioneers Award Nominations 2017 (source: ica.coop)

Do you know someone who is committed to the co-operative values and principles? Does your organisation wish to honour the achievements of a colleague who has provided innovative solutions to meeting member needs? Would you like to nominate a co-operative...

13.06 | European Award for Cooperative Innovation : Belgian candidates? (source: cogeca.eu)

The “European Award for Cooperative Innovation” is a Cogeca initiative since 2009 (4th edition) that aims to recognise and promote practices and innovative solutions designed by European agri-cooperatives. And to share, within the sector and with policy makers, the achievements...

09.06 | "Co-operatives ensure no-one is left behind", message from the International Co-operative Alliance (soucre : ica.coop)

At a time when income inequality is rising around the world, it is good to remember that solutions for inequality exist. The co-operative model is foremost among these. Its internationally agreed definition, principles and values set it apart from all...

30.05 | Different types of Swedish cooperatives launches Cooperatives Sweden (source: thenews.coop)

A national apex federation has been created for Sweden’s co-ops to “modernise” the image of the business model there. Co-operatives Sweden, launched on 11 May, was set up by Federation of Swedish Farmers (LRF), the Swedish Co-operative Union (KF), the...