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Social needs could increase worker and social cooperatives in China

In China the lack of cooperative legislation has made the reestablishment of cooperatives difficult. Now, apart from the 2006 “Farmers Specialized Cooperatives Law", there is still no legislation on other types of cooperatives nor any basic cooperative law. The government department responsible for enterprise registration does not accept the registration of cooperatives outside farmers' cooperatives because of the absence of any legal basis: as a result, worker cooperatives and social (...)

Global survey shows rising women’s participation in cooperatives

An online survey conducted by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Cooperative Alliance shows 75 % of survey respondents feel that women’s participation in cooperatives has increased over the past 20 years.

Spreading the cooperative word through audiovisual media: the first edition of Festcoop

FestCoop, the International Cooperative Film Festival started out as a way of bringing together people’s experiences working for cooperatives in the social and solidarity economy online, through audiovisual media. Colombia will be the first country to host the event in 2016. In June a dedicated channel will be launched online, along with further information about participating.

Pope Francis receives Confcooperative representatives and underlines the importance of cooperatives

On 28 February 2015 in Rome, at the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the re-establishment of CICOPA Italian member organization Confcooperative in 1945 after the fall of Fascism, 7000 Confcooperative members had an audience with Pope Francis. Confcooperative President Maurizio Gardini declared: “Our task is to go ahead and try to change the economy, improve people's lives, put the person at the centre, prove that the profit is not the only reason to do business and not even the predominant one, correct the competition in domestic and (...)

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