ILO's work on cooperatives in Europe and Central Asia

  1. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    Hans Lind, Interim Country Representative for Colombia and Senior Advisor on Cooperative Development at We Effect

    30 July 2020

    Established in March 1920, the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit marks its Centenary in 2020. On this occasion, the ILO COOP 100 Interview series features past and present ILO colleagues and key partners who were closely engaged in the ILO's work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). The interviews reflect on their experience and contributions in the past and shares their thoughts on the future of cooperatives and the SSE in a changing world of work.

  2. News

    IT for Change hosts a webinar on the potential of cooperatives as a means to organize workers in the platform economy

    29 July 2020

    IT for Change organized a session “Going co-op: A platform model for workers in the South” as part of RightsCon, an annual summit bringing together multidisciplinary actors from technologists, business leaders, and activists to journalists, and academics from all around the world to tackle the most pressing issues of human rights and technology.

  3. ILO COOP 100 Interview

    Dr Sonja Novkovic, the Chair of the ICA Committee on Cooperative Research and a Professor at Saint Mary’s University in Canada

    29 July 2020

    Established in March 1920, the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit marks its Centenary in 2020. On this occasion, the ILO COOP 100 Interview series features past and present ILO colleagues and key partners who were closely engaged in the ILO's work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). The interviews reflect on their experience and contributions in the past and shares their thoughts on the future of cooperatives and the SSE in a changing world of work.

  4. News

    First training session “Social economy: tool for decent work creation and social inclusion” organized by ITC-ILO in cooperation with ILO and Euricse

    28 July 2020

    As part of “Dignità in campo” project, a distance learning course was organized to discuss the principles of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) and how they can be used as a tool to support decent work and foster social resilience and inclusion in two territories in Italy, Saluzzo and Syracuse.

  5. Project

    Dignità in campo in Italy

    28 July 2020

    The main aim of the project is to prevent new forms of labour exploitation in the agricultural sector and to promote new practices in social economy through pilot actions in two territories in Italy.

  6. News

    COPAC organizes an International Day of Cooperatives event on cooperatives and climate action

    22 July 2020

    ILO’s Enterprises Department Director and Chair of the Committee on Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC), Mr van Vuuren, participated as a speaker in a virtual event organized on the occasion of the International Day of Cooperatives focusing on climate action on 9 July 2020.

  7. News

    ILO COOP 100 Webinar III - Cooperatives for Climate Action

    06 July 2020

    The webinar focused on climate action, the theme for this year’s International Day of Cooperatives. Four speakers presented on the role of cooperatives in climate change mitigation and adaptation and discussed ways to scale up efforts toward a greener and better future.

  8. © SEWA Cooperative Federation 2020

    International Day of Cooperatives

    Cooperatives play an active role in tackling global crises, says ILO Director-General

    03 July 2020

    By adhering to environmental standards and promoting local production, consumer and producer cooperatives can help limit greenhouse gas emissions and sustain supply chains for essential goods and services, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, on the International Day of Cooperatives 2020.

  9. News

    ILO COOP participates in Open Innovation Campus session on health cooperatives and the pandemic

    29 June 2020

  10. News

    Co-operatives UK gives a special award for ILO COOP on the occasion of its Centenary

    22 June 2020

    The award recognizes the important role played by the ILO on cooperative development around the world since 1920.