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DC Coop Day : Building Community and Economic Alternatives

FREE EVENT @ University of the District of Columbia
Hosted by Coop DC, HAFA-DC and UDC’s Kirkman Center for the Study of Cooperatives

Co-operatives are businesses owned and run by and for their members. They are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equity and solidarity.

NEVER HEARD OF A CO-OP?
Come learn the basics at sessions like Coop 101 and the History of DC Coops.

INTERESTED IN STARTING A CO-OP?
Receive technical assistance from experts and other local co-ops.

Mutual Business Leaders' Symposium

During November 2012, Mutuo will welcome a delegation of senior co-operative and mutual business leaders from around the world to London.

As the leading advocacy organisation for UK mutuals, we have increasingly been asked to help facilitate links between co-operative and mutual businesses in the UK and overseas.

The visit has been timed to coincide with the fifth annual Mutuals’ Forum which brings together the whole of the British mutual sector for one day for debate, discussion and networking.

Mutuals Forum 2012

Join leading mutuals for interactive and informative discussions on the key issues facing mutual organisations and listen to keynote speakers outline their views on the future of the sector.

The 2012 Mutuals' Forum will take place on 22 November 2012 at King’s Place, York Way, London. We will have speakers from leading mutual businesses, mutual advocates as well as senior politicians. Sessions will include:

Power to the People - Can Citizens lead Europe's future energy strategy? - EU Sustainable Energy Week

As people increasingly question whether our traditional model of centralised energy supply is still the best solution for Europe, we host a debate to explore just how different the future may look.

Bringing together two diverse panels of experts and key actors in the renewable energy field, we will explore whether an emerging decentralised energy supply has a role to play in creating a more sustainable energy policy for Europe.

Cooperative Business Intercooperation Forward to ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)

This seminar will bring together various concerned groups, multi-disciplinary scholars in order to discuss the prospects and challenges for building business intercooperation among cooperatives in Asian Countries. As well as, to strengthen the cooperative movement in international organizations and other sectors both nationally and internationally.

2012 ICA Research Conference

ICA Committee on Co-operative Research is partnering with the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation, CIRIEC Canada, and the Association of Co-operative Educators, as well as two major co-operative research networks in Canada.

Mainstreaming Co-operation: An alternative for the 21st Century? Conference

This international conference will explore how co-operatives in every sphere of life can emerge globally as a mainstreaming alternative for the 21st century.

Cooperatives - Key actors of social economy in Romania

One day event that gathered for the first time cooperatives unions, researchers and NGos around the topic What is the current situation of cooperative sector in Romania and what could be the ways to stimulate its development.

You Me and Us Photography Competition — England

As World Capital of Co-operatives we’re welcoming visitors from around the world during the International Year of Co-operatives, the Olympic Torch is coming to the borough and we’re celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

We want to capture all of this and more through your photographs - we want you to show what the borough means to you in 2012.

The contribution of cooperatives to the sustainable development of local economic circuit – premises, possibilities, outlook

Due to their democratic organisation and their economic orientation, cooperatives contribute significantly to social integration, job creation and the reduction of poverty. Cooperatives are thus stabilising regional economic cycles and can generate regional employment. The United Nations general assembly declared 2012 as the international year of cooperatives and thus acknowledges their worldwide impact on economic and social development.

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