Regional networks 

The ICA has 4 regional offices: Africa, Americas, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe. The formality of regional research committees varies per region.

Asia and the Pacific

Asia and the Pacific has a regional research committee that is closely linked with the ICA regional office.


In Americas, CCR has close relationship with local co-operative research networks.

  • Association of Cooperative Educators (ACE) –
  • Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operatives (CASC) –
  • Latin American Co-operative Research Network


ICA Africa has the Research and Gender committee. A meeting of Africa cooperative researchers was held in Kigali, Rwanda October 2019 to re-energize their network.


European Cooperative Research Board represents European cooperative researchers from different research communities and different disciplines.