News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. COOP Champions

    Rasha El-Shurafa, ILO Representative Office in Jerusalem

    05 June 2017

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.

  2. News

    ILO scholarship for ICA-AP Regional Cooperative Research Conference

    01 June 2017

  3. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate No. 4, 30 May 2017

    30 May 2017

    This latest issue of the ILO COOP Newsletter highlights a number of recent events and developments on cooperatives.

  4. Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators

    Rural cooperative works to preserve the cultural heritage of Malta

    29 May 2017

    "Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue ILO interviewed Ms Veronica Farrugia, Manager and Trail Coordinator of Koperattiva Rurali Manikata (KRM) in Malta, who has been with the cooperative for 10 years.

  5. News

    ILO/JCCU African Cooperative Leaders' Study Tour in Japan

    23 May 2017

  6. COOP Champions

    Huyen Nguyen Thi, ILO Country Office for Viet Nam in Hanoi

    19 May 2017

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.

  7. News

    ILO & COPAC join forces with stakeholders to improve statistics on cooperatives

    18 May 2017

    The COPAC Technical Working Group on Statistics on Cooperatives brought together over 20 producers and users of statistics on cooperatives from around the world to discuss a conceptual framework for measuring cooperatives. The Technical Working Group supports a multi-stakeholder initiative to improve the quality of statistics on cooperatives, including by working towards a harmonised conceptual framework, definition and methodology for generating comparable statistics on cooperatives.

  8. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate No. 3, 26 April 2017

    26 April 2017

    This latest issue of the ILO COOP Newsletter highlights a number of recent events and developments on cooperatives. Among others, it includes an article on a future of work and cooperatives event; presents the work of an ILO colleague working on SSE in Tunisia; and showcases how an Italian social cooperative consortium supports its members.

  9. News

    Cooperatives provide an alternative model for the future of work

    06 April 2017

    On 5 April, the eve of the symposium “Future of Work We Want: A Global Dialogue”, the ILO organized an event on the role of cooperation in a changing world of work.

  10. Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators

    Italian social cooperatives working together for the benefit of the communities

    04 April 2017

    "Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. In this issue ILO interviewed Ms Vittoria Burton, Head of Research and Development of Consorzio Copernico in North-West Italy. Prior to joining Consorzio Copernico in 2015, she worked at one of the six cooperatives constituting Consorzio Copernico as Chair and Educational Coordinator from 1997 to 2015.