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Cooperatives to transform society : a manifesto from the Young Leaders at the International Summit of Cooperatives

We, young cooperative leaders and members, believe in the cooperative principles and cooperative values. We believe that the co-operative movement must be at the centre of creating a more sustainable and equal economy. We believe that the co-operative movement must be at the center of creating a more sustainable and equal economy. This economy should be built around principles of democracy, social justice and (...)

Cooperatives contribute to resilient employment, a sustainable economy and the well-being of people at work

Cooperatives have been contributing to employment all over the world for decades. Presented for the first time at the International Summit of Cooperatives, the study “Cooperatives and Employment: a global report” carried out by CICOPA, the International organization of industrial and service cooperatives, discusses the significance of cooperative employment in the global landscape, both quantitatively and qualitatively. The results show how cooperatives contribute to resilient employment, a (...)

Heading towards a cooperative shockwave: the adoption of the law on the social and solidarity economy in France

The French law on the recognition and development of the social and solidarity economy, which has been in force since August 2014, introduces changes to the status and functioning of worker cooperatives, creates a regime for employment and activity cooperatives and relaxes the status of collective interest cooperatives flexible in France.

Cooperatives key to sustainable development, says ILO

Last year ILO Cooperative Unit launched a survey within the international cooperative movement to find out how the cooperative business model is contributing towards sustainable development, how the actors in the cooperative movement perceive the debate around the post-2015 development agenda, and which role cooperatives should play in this respect.

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