The global E-magazine on cooperatives in industry and services
The Spanish cooperator and Vice-president of the Spanish Confederation of worker cooperatives Manuel Mariscal has been re-elected President of CICOPA, the International organization of industrial and service cooperatives in the framework of the General Assembly held in Antalya, Turkey 14 November. He renews the mandate given by CICOPA members in November 2011 in Cancun, Mexico.
Precarious work, not in line with their studies, a lack of independence…According to the latest numbers from the OECD, at least 75 million youths in the world are unemployed, while others are now creating tools to decide of their own future by building worker cooperatives or social cooperatives. Today the film “Working together for a cooperative future” has been launched in the framework of the Global conference of the International Cooperative Alliance in Antalya (Turkey) in front of 300 (...)
Cooperatives are showing leadership by joining together to develop a cooperative solution to climate change. The Canadian Worker Cooperative Federation (CWCF) member Sustainability Solutions Group (SSG) has put out a call to action to engage cooperatives in climate change activities, including in their publication “A Cooperative Solution to Climate Change”.
Why and first and foremost for what reasons do youths cooperate? CICOPA, and its regional organizations in Europe and Mercosur: CECOP-CICOPA Europe and CICOPA Mercosur, have produced, with the support of Cooperar, the Cooperative Confederation of the Republic of Argentina, a video that gives the floor to young cooperators in 9 countries around the world.
International Organisation of Industrial, Artisanal and
Service Producers' Cooperatives
Secretariat: C/O European Cooperative House - avenue Milcamps 105
1030 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 543 1033, fax: +32 2 543 1037