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Youth Cooperative Entrepreneurship campaign : fundraising call to boost the creation of coops by young people

For the past several years, the level of youth unemployment in the world has increased to alarming levels. At the same time, young people around the globe have been expressing increasing dissatisfaction about mainstream economic governance and an increasing interest for cooperatives, in a quest for more democracy and transparency. Cooperative entrepreneurship has shown one very concrete way for young people to find a job with a higher level of stability and resilience than the (...)

Cooperatives in industry and services: an entrepreneurial and innovative attitude to serve all of society

The third International Summit of Cooperatives, an initiative of the International Co-operative Alliance and Desjardins Group, took place from 11 to 13 October, gathering 2,950 participants from 116 countries, this year focused on cooperatives’ “power to act”. For many speakers present, the true power of cooperatives stems from their long-term vision, collaborative spirit, and the integration of social progress with economic success: three factors that are shaping tomorrow’s economy. (...)

SME cooperatives use intercooperation tools to remain strong and transform society 

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are overwhelmingly represented in cooperatives active in industry, services and energy: in fact, 95% of enterprises represented by CICOPA are SMEs. What do they do to remain strong? As part of the International Summit of Cooperatives in Quebec, CICOPA, together with NRECA, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in the United States, co-organised the sectoral meeting “Cooperatives in industry, services and energy: how to address the SME (...)

World Co-operative Monitor: Cooperative enterprises announce 7% growth figure

The world’s largest 300 cooperatives come from 25 countries and have a combined turnover of USD $2.53 trillion (2,533bn), an increase of 7.20% from the USD $2.36tn reported in last year, according to the 2016 edition of the World Co-operative Monitor. The findings were presented at the International Summit of Cooperatives in Quebec, from 11 to 12 October.

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