ILO Director-General backs co-operatives as alternative to austerity

Co-operatives can make a positive change to the economy, according to the Director General of the International Labour Organization.

Potential and Limits of Social and Solidarity Economy

As interest in alternative production, finance and consumption grows in the face of global crises, this conference will explore the potential and limits of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) — organizations such as cooperatives, women’s self-help groups, social enterprise and associations of informal workers that have explicit social and economic objectives, and involve various forms of cooperation and solidarity.

A co-operative approach to social care

Meeting the aspirations and needs of an ageing population through ownership & control

Monday 29 April 2013, 10.30am – 3.30pm at Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6LS

Keynote Speaker: Ed Mayo the Secretary General of Co-operatives UK nominated by the Guardian as one of the, “top 100 most influential figures in British social policy”.

A unique opportunity to have your say and help to design better, more inclusive services. This event is free to attend and lunch will be provided.

Community Energy - Local Energy Cooperatives

The region of Lamia in central Greece is suffering from high rates of unemployment. At the same time the cost of electricity and especially oil has been significantly increased within the last year, mainly due to governmental policies.
The NGO "KAPA Network" and the recently established farmers cooperative "Stevia Hellas" are organizing an event in order to:
- Learn more about energy cooperatives, since such schemes are totally unknown in Greece

Cooperes? Porta la Cooperativa a l'Escola

Webminar on internet explaining a best practice Cooperes? Porta la Cooperativa a l'Escola based in Learning by Doing Methodology, in the way pupils learn abut cooperativisme and their vàlues creating and managing a cooperative (scholar)

All the contents and situations are syncronized with the theory

La jeunesse au chômage peut compter sur les entreprises coopératives

Deux agences des Nations Unies soutiennent les coopératives pour aider 75 millions de jeunes à sortir du chômage.

NAFCUB VISION 2020 Concalve, India

NAFCUB is partnering with Transact Media to conduct Vision 20/20, a 3 day Cooperative Banking Conclave at Bengaluru.

This program will gather bankers from across India similar to the one conducted last year in September at Lavasa, which had 330 directors and chairpersons of cooperative banks in attendance.

The conclave consists of multiple activities to evangelize best practices to cooperative bankers.

A brief structure of the event is as follows

Money and Life: A Conversation whose time has come with filmmaker Katie Teague

We want to invite you not only to a very special movie screening of Money and Life, but also to become a part of a new, on-going local conversation about the future of money, exchange, and how we find the means to afford what we most value in life.

In your heart, you sense that we need a radically new conversation about money, don’t you? Come be part of something hugely important: a community gathering that not only shifts the conversation about money, but begins the work of how each of us, individually and as a connected community, can actually be part of the New Economy!

BITAC - International fair of cooperative tourism

BITAC - International fair of cooperative tourism

Florence, 10 - 11 novembre 2012

Organized by Alliance of Italian Cooperatives (AGCI, Confcooperative, Legacoop)

10 november, 3.00 pm, Palagio di Parte Guelfa
Presentation of cultural cooperative routes

11 november, 9.00 am, Fortezza da Basso
The fair

Tributo al padre de las cooperativas lácteas de India

India recordó al fundador de las cooperativas lácteas a través del país, que ayudo mileones de agricultores y ayudo a desarrollar lo que ahora es Amul Diary.


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