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Call for papers for the 2018 Conference of the International Association for the Economics of Participation

The International Association for the Economics of Participation (IAFEP) is calling for papers for the 19th edition of its biannual conference. Next year’s conference takes place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 12-13 July.  

Call for contributors for vocabulary of Co-operative Key Words

The Co-operative College is compiling a list of key words of co-operation in a joint project with the Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). These can be defined as words of particular significance in relation to a specific activity or discipline or which carry several senses.

Investigación cooperativa: tendencias principales y predicciones

¿Cuál es el futuro de la investigación cooperativa? Este fue uno de los temas principales discutidos en la Conferencia Mundial de Investigación sobre las Cooperativas de la Alianza Cooperativa Internacional. El evento se llevó a cabo en Stirling, Escocia en junio.

Un grupo de expertos que incluyeron miembros del Comité de Investigación Cooperativa (CCR) de la Alianza examinaron las tendencias actuales en la investigación cooperativa y las consecuencias potenciales.

The importance of research in co-operative policy

How can research help shape policy agendas? Can it help make the case for co-operatives in the economy?

Speaking at the global Co-operative Research Conference in Stirling, Charles Gould, director general of the International Co-operative Alliance, highlighted the importance of research on the Alliance’s agenda.

Co-operative practitioners in Scotland – what do they want from researchers?

How do practitioners in the co-operative sector use research? In a separate session at the Global Co-operative Research Conference in Stirling, Co-operative practitioners from Scotland shared some their main research areas.

Co-operative research: key trends and predictions

What is the future of co-operative research? This was one of the main topics explored at the International Co-operative Alliance’s Global Research Conference in Stirling, Scotland, in June. Featuring members of the Committee of Co-operative Research (CCR), an expert panel discussed current trends in co-operative research and looked at the potential implications.

Keynote speakers announced for International Co-operative Alliance Global Research Conference in Stirling

Co-operative academics from across the world will meet in Stirling in June for the Global Research Conference of the International Co-operative Alliance.

The event will provide an opportunity for scholars in co-operatives to come together and share their research. This year’s theme is exploring the role and potential of co-operatives as inclusive, collaborative and responsible businesses. A range of speakers will explore these issues in theory, policy and practice.

South Africa’s first co-operative management graduates are ready to start their co-operative journey

While youth unemployment has reached a new high in South Africa (70%), co-operatives from the KwaZulu-Natal province are offering internships to 50 young people about to graduate with a diploma in Co-operative Management.

KwaZulu-Natal is one of the poorest provinces of South Africa, but also one of the most committed to co-operative development. The three-year diploma course is sponsored by the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDT) of KwaZulu-Natal, in partnership with the University of Zululand.

Co-operative Congress 2014

You can’t help but notice there has been dramatic change within the co-operative movement over the past year.


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