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14/10 : Worker cooperatives all around the globe to meet after the Quebec Summit

On October 14th, following the Quebec Summit, there will be an International Worker Co-op Day entitled “Democratizing the workplace: Innovations in collective management by employees”. It will be hosted by le Réseau de la coopération du travail du Québec and the CICOPA member, Canadian Worker Cooperative Federation (CWCF). Do not miss this encounter that will put together worker cooperators from all round the (...)

Cooperatives’ managers to attend the Social Cooperatives International School from 20 to 23 October in Naples

The second edition of the Social Cooperatives International School (SCIS2016) will be held in Naples (Italy) from 20 to 23 October 2016. The School, with a high entrepreneurial profile, is specifically addressed to cooperatives’ managers and will be a unique learning space, where theoretical discussions will be accompanied by exchanges on practical issues, allowing a mutual understanding among the participants and encouraging (...)

Resource, the Australian cooperative which recycles (almost) everything and creates decent jobs

The Australian cooperative, Resource, which is located in Tasmania, has managed to turn need into a virtue. This is what we call “social innovation” today, but this cooperative has been doing it for two decades. It is engaged in all sorts of recycling. It recycles 90% of materials salvaged from demolished buildings and it has a strong focus on job creation in a region where such opportunities are rare. It has become a point of reference in the area of recycling and this summer it is intending (...)

Anou: the Moroccan cooperative which is placing technology at the service of handicraft

Removing the middle men so that Moroccan handicraft finds its way directly from the producer to the buyer. This was the idea devised by the Anou cooperative, which uses the internet on a daily basis to put dozens of products on sale. By creating a network of artisans, the cooperative has been able to achieve two objectives: first of all, to create jobs and economic opportunities for a poor community and secondly, to ensure that customers are able to buy authentic and quality (...)

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