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 for cooperatives, in a quest for more democracy and transparency. Cooperatives are a way to own and manage enterprises democratically: everyone's voice is heard and everyone’s wellbeing is considered. WE ONW IT! campaign seeks to inspire the next generation to create more equal, fulfilling and caring workplaces through cooperatives.

As worker, social and producers’ cooperatives showed in the video Working together for a cooperative future, cooperators want to keep on raising awareness about how young people can meet their employment needs and aspirations while contributing to a better society through the creation of cooperatives. In order to reach this goal, CICOPA, together with the worker cooperative Alt Gen has designed the campaign WE OWN IT! launched today.

Stay tuned: a new story of young cooperators will be uploaded each month and a study on youth cooperative entrepreneurship including the trends among young people in establishing and being part of worker, social and producers’ cooperatives around the world will be published by CICOPA!

Dit nieuwsbericht is verschenen op woensdag, 08 februari 2017.