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24.05 | 244 million individual producers working as self-employed in producers’ and freelancers’ cooperatives (source: cicopa.coop)

9% of the world’s employed population is working in cooperatives. 272 millions jobs. Most of them are individual producers (244 million) working as self-employed in the framework of producers’ and freelancers’ cooperatives, which are to be found increasingly in industry...

23.05 | Co-operative experts agree that good governance is at the heart of a successful co-op – but what does that entail? (source: thenews.coop)

Good governance supports the governing body of a co-operative in its task of creating and maintaining a strong and sustainable business that meets the needs of its members – conversely a neglect of governance weakens accountability and carries multiple risks...

03.05 | Sharing economy: to share the value generated too? By moving towards cooperative models? (source: coopseurope)

(Parts of) our economy is changing in a collaborative, sharing economy. … “To make sure that these more direct exchanges aren’t taken over by a few opportunist companies, that don’t actually share very much, we will need to sort out:...

28.04 | Jean Louis Bancel unanimously elected as the new President of Cooperatives Europe (source : coopseurope.coop)

On 27th of April, Jean Louis Bancel was unanimously elected as the new President of Cooperatives Europe in Malta during the 2017 General Assembly hosted by Koperattivi Malta.Jean Louis Bancel currently holds the post of President at Coop FR, the...

29.03 | The ROE of co-operative banks are more stable than non cooperative banks (source: TIAS School for Business and Society)

TIAS School for Business and Society releases a report which examines key indicators of European co-operative banks in the context of rapidly changing and challenging external circumstances and also compares the performance of co-operative banks to that of all other...

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...