ILO's work on cooperatives in Europe and Central Asia

  1. News

    ILO COOP sends a message to the MedUp Project Peer Review Meeting in Tunis

    17 December 2019

    The message from ILO COOP Manager focused on the role of the ILO in the development of cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE) and how they can contribute to the promotion of gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

  2. News

    The 2019 ITC-ILO Rural Academy includes an elective on cooperatives

    17 December 2019

    Co-organized by the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit and its partner, Agriterra, the elective focused on a range of topics including the role of cooperatives in rural development, basics of the cooperative business model and methodologies for cooperative development.

  3. News

    UN Task Force on SSE discusses its priorities at a retreat in Trento

    29 November 2019

    Members and observers of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) met in Trento to discuss key issues and priorities, including a possible UN Resolution on the SSE.

  4. News

    SADA Women’s Cooperative in Turkey was selected as one of the 10 projects for scaling up by the Paris Peace Forum

    28 November 2019

    The cooperative was formed by women from host and refugee communities to undertake collective income generation activities with the support of the ILO. The cooperative was selected as one of ten projects to be scaled up and mentored by the Paris Peace Forum in the coming year.

  5. News

    The SSE Momentum: Finance for Inclusion and the Future of Work

    27 November 2019

    The international conference brought together around 100 participants to discuss the role of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) and supporting financial mechanisms in promoting decent work and sustainable development.

  6. News

    ILO participates in a research workshop of UN Task Force on SSE on statistics

    26 November 2019

    Officials of the ILO participated in a workshop on SSE statistics to present the Guidelines concerning Statistics of Cooperatives which was adopted in 20th ICLS in 2018 and approved at ILO GB in March 2019.

  7. News

    ILO COOP sends a message of support for a Local Workshop of Young European Cooperators’ Network

    19 November 2019

  8. Publication

    Financial Mechanisms for Innovative Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems - Executive Summary

    14 November 2019

    This report presents the results of the “Financial Mechanisms for Innovative Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems” project, designed to foster a better understanding of the different ways in which financial resources can be made available and accessed to support the growth of social and solidarity economy (SSE) organizations and their ecosystems.

  9. Publication

    Financial Mechanisms for Innovative Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems - Full Report

    14 November 2019

    This report presents the results of the “Financial Mechanisms for Innovative Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems” project, designed to foster a better understanding of the different ways in which financial resources can be made available and accessed to support the growth of social and solidarity economy (SSE) organizations and their ecosystems.

  10. News

    ILO participates in the Forum on Cooperative Platforms in Paris

    30 October 2019

    A representative from ILO Cooperatives Unit participated in a panel on positive externalities that can be brought by emerging cooperative platforms.