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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...

22.11 | USDA B&I finance ‘staged’ ownership transfers from retiring business proprietors to worker cooperatives (source: rd.usda)

As in Belgium, the retirement of the “baby-boom” generation of business proprietors is expected to result in a major turnover in business ownership. Developing ownership succession is especially challenging in rural areas, where many small businesses may close from the...

08.11 | UN calls for #coops at photo contest (source : coopseurope)

Brussels - UN Social Development Network is calling for photograph submissions in the “cooperatives” category on the following theme: “Strategies for the eradication of poverty to achieve sustainable development for all”. Click here to find out more and enter the...

04.11 | The cooperative alternatives for Uber & Airbnb (source: virgin.com - Nekaj)

What role will platform cooperatives play in the sharing economy? Loconomics is a San Francisco-based start-up based on a similar model to TaskRabbit. It became a cooperative corporation after buying out its shareholders, and is now controlled by a network...