News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. 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.

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    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.

  3. 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.

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    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.

  5. 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.

  6. COOP Champions

    Karim Toumi, ILO Country Office for Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Mauritania

    02 April 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.

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    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate No. 2, 21 March 2017

    21 March 2017

    The newsletter includes articles on various events, projects, training and meetings related to the work of the ILO and Cooperatives.

  8. News

    Strengthening agricultural cooperatives in Viet Nam

    28 February 2017

    My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative” training took place in Hanoi, Viet Nam in February 2017 after the translation and adaptation of My.Coop to the Vietnamese context.

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    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate No. 1, February 2017

    14 February 2017

    The ILO Cooperatives Unit launched its eNewsletter on 1 July 2016, this electronic newsletter replaces the previous paper version. The newsletter includes articles on various events, projects, training and meetings related to the work of the ILO and Cooperatives.

  10. Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators

    A social enterprise creating job opportunities for migrants and disadvantaged persons in Berlin

    09 February 2017

    "Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators" is a series of interviews with leaders of cooperatives and social and solidarity economy enterprises (SSEEs) from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives and SSEEs. For this issue ILO interviewed Ms Heike Birkhölzer, a founding member and the Chief Executive Officer of the Graefewirtschaft established in 2009 in Berlin, Germany.