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21.03 | Growers Join to Launch National Ag Data Cooperative (source: hoosieragtoday.com)

A cooperative of growers and an agricultural data nonprofit have agreed to combine their technology platforms and create a vital resource for data-driven agriculture — a neutral, secure and private data storage repository controlled by growers. The combined platforms will...

14.03 | Employee share ownership is growing across Europe (source: EFES)

The ownership stake held by employees in large European companies has never been so high before, with 3.20% in 2016 compared to 2.48% in 2006, reports EFES is the European Federation of Employee Share Ownership.The Survey done by is based...

14.03 | 2017’s International Day of Co-operatives will celebrate inclusion (source: thenews.coop)

The world’s co-operators will celebrate the global movement on 1 July – and this year the theme is inclusion.The theme for the United Nations International Day of Co-operatives was chosen by the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Co-operatives...

14.02 | Co-operative Bank (UK) is up for sale (source : thenews.coop)

The Co-operative Bank has started a sale process inviting offers for all of its issued ordinary share capital. The Co-operative Bank has over four million customers, of which 2 million our members, across the UK and is currently the only...

08.02 | WE OWN IT! : a campaign on youth coops entrepreneurship (source: cicopa)

For the past several years, the level of youth unemployment in the world has increased to alarming levels. At the same time, young people around the globe have been expressing increasing dissatisfaction about mainstream economic governance and an increasing interest...

04.01 | Coöperatie Coforta wil met maatwerk antwoord bieden op toenemende schaalvergroting en individualisering van hun leden (bron: agf.nl)

De leden van de Nederlandse Coöperatie Coforta U.A. (eigenaar van The Greenery B.V.) hebben enkele maatregelen goedgekeurd om antwoorden te bieden op de toenemende schaalvergroting en individualisering onder de leden. Zo wordt de ledenraad afgeschaft: grotere teeltbedrijven prefereren rechtstreekse inspraak...

21.12 | Tech workers launches a coop of coops in the UK’s digital sector to ‘make the world better and fairer with technology’ (source: cecop.coop)

Cooperatives from the digital sector are joining together in the UK around the Megazord project, a coalition of tech-focused cooperatives that pool their resources to achieve their shared aims : “making the world better and fairer with technology”.The collective is...

16.12 | Recommendations on the Global Cooperative Development Platform to strengthen collaboration between co-operative development organisations as Cera (source : coopseurope.coop)

Established five years ago, Cooperatives Europe Development Platforms’s (CEDP - where Cera is an active participant) past work as well as its recognition on the EU level has been instrumental in today’s creation of the Global Network. Whilst the CEDP...

06.12 | Cooperatives added to the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (source : unesco.org)

Sixteen new elements have been added to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage following the decisions adopted by the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, taking place until 2 December in Ethiopia.So not only...

06.12 | New EU Development policy: Cooperatives Europe's call for putting people-centred organisations first (source: Cooperatives Europe)

European Commission presented its proposals for newdevelopment policies foreseen to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) on 22 October 2016.Cooperatives Europe welcomes the recognition of cooperatives in the key European actions for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, as means to...