News on Social and Solidarity Economy

May 2018

  1. Cooperatives in the Republic of Korea: 3rd survey highlights cooperatives’ growing contribution to social and economic realms

    29 May 2018

    Earlier this year, the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of the Republic of Korea (MOSF) announced the results of its third cooperatives survey. Conducted biennially since 2013, the latest edition of the survey points out the growing contributions of cooperatives to society and economy.

  2. ILO facilitates a visit by Japanese Consumers’ Cooperative Union (JCCU) to an Italian social cooperative

    29 May 2018

    The visit by JCCU to Cadore Social Cooperative Society in Pieve di Cadore, Italy aimed to draw on its experience in local community development.

April 2018

  1. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Financial Mechanisms for Innovative Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems

    27 April 2018

    The ILO invites research institutions to submit proposals to conduct a research project on financial mechanisms for innovative social and solidarity economy (SSE) ecosystems.

  2. Interview with COPAC Board Member Bruno Roelants on statistics of cooperatives

    23 April 2018

    The ILO has joined forces with other members of the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC) to improve statistics on cooperatives. They are working towards developing guidelines on the measurement of cooperatives to be presented at the 20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) in October 2018. ILO COOP interviewed Mr Bruno Roelants, COPAC Board Member as Director-General of the International Alliance of Cooperatives (ICA), on statistics of cooperatives.

  3. Interview with Ramin Behzad, member of COPAC Technical Working Group on Statistics of Cooperatives

    23 April 2018

    The ILO has joined forces with other members of the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC) to improve statistics on cooperatives. They are working towards developing guidelines on the measurement of cooperatives to be presented at the 20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) in October 2018. ILO COOP interviewed Mr Ramin Behzad, member of COPAC Technical Working Group on Statistics of Cooperatives, on the importance, the challenges and the outlook of its work.

  4. Interview with Professor Marie J. Bouchard, Chair of COPAC Technical Working Group on Statistics of Cooperatives

    16 April 2018

    The ILO has joined forces with other members of the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC) to improve statistics on cooperatives. They are working towards developing guidelines on the measurement of cooperatives to be presented at the 20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) in October 2018. ILO COOP interviewed Professor Marie J. Bouchard, Chair of COPAC Technical Working Group on Statistics of Cooperatives, on the importance, the challenges and the outlook of its work.

  5. Interview with Professor Sonja Novkovic, member of COPAC Technical Working Group on Statistics of Cooperatives

    13 April 2018

    The ILO has joined forces with other members of the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC) to improve statistics on cooperatives. They are working towards developing guidelines on the measurement of cooperatives to be presented at the 20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) in October 2018. ILO COOP interviewed Professor Sonja Novkovic, member of COPAC Technical Working Group on Statistics of Cooperatives, on the progress, the challenges and the outlook of its work.

March 2018

  1. A step taken toward a common social cooperative framework in Turkey

    28 March 2018

    ILO representative joined a conference toward creating a common legal and institutional framework for emerging social cooperatives in Turkey.

February 2018

  1. ILO COOP eNewsUpdate No.2, February 2018

    28 February 2018

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

  2. ILO's presentation at the Unicoop Florence Annual Convention focuses on the role of social and solidarity economy in the future of work

    12 February 2018