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Co-operatives and the World of Work: CCR/ILO 2015 International Research Conference, Antalya, Turkey
The Committee on Co-operative Research (CCR) – a thematic committee of the International Co-operative Alliance – and the International Labour Organization co-hosted co-hosting the 2015 International Research Conference in Antalya, Turkey on 8-10 November 2015. The conference brought together researchers, students, practitioners, advocates, policy makers, and representatives of co-operatives and employers and workers' organizations involved with co-operative enterprises, social/solidarity economy organizations, and world of work issues.
The Committee received more than 150 responses to the Call for Papers, which sought proposals exploring areas of job creation, rights at work, social protection, and social dialogue, among others. Interest in the conference came from around the world, with a large number of submissions from Brazil, Canada, France, India, Italy, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. A total of 112 participants from 26 countries attended the conference, many of them presenting papers.
There were six sets of parallel sessions, with three to five sessions in each of the six time slots. They will cover a wide range of themes including: co-operative and labour legislation, worker co-operatives and trade union relations, gender equality and women's empowerment, among others. The closing session will include highlights from each of the themes discussed during the conference. A number of publications on the conference will also follow based on select presentations.
The session on November 8 was specifically aimed at emerging co-operative researchers. This Young Scholars Programme was made possible through the generous support of the International Summit of Cooperatives. The next Summit will take place in Quebec City in October 2016.
Click here to download the conference programme.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PRESENTATIONS AND PAPERS FROM THE CONFERENCE
Check out these Co-operative News reports about the conference:
- Eight tips for emerging co-operative research scholars
- Explaining co-operative performance: from neo-classical to behavioural economics
- How can co-operatives contribute to the future of work?
- Co-operatives and the World of Work: Youth (Blog post by Betsy Dribben)
- Co-operatives and prison systems (Blog post by Betsy Dribben)
- Co-operatives are contributing to the world of work (article in International Co-operative Alliance e-Digest)
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