Cooperatives and Employment: a global report


Sandra Polaski, Deputy Dieractor General of the International Labour Organisation, at the International Summit of Cooperatives in Quebec on 7 October 2014:

“I would like to congratulate the International Cooperative Summit and the colleagues in CICOPA on the global report on Cooperatives and Employment. We are delighted that the report was able to use and build on analytical, statistical and country work undertaken by the ILO, including the Global Employment Trends series. We welcome the report’s emphasis on employment policy and statistics, enterprise restructuring through worker cooperatives, the potential of cooperatives to play a role in formalization of workers and units in the informal economy, and the promotion of cooperative entrepreneurship among youth, to mention a few of its important contributions.”

See the full speech here:

European Commissioner Marianne Thyssen for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility:

“The study “Cooperatives and Employment: a Global Report” is useful and interesting. I wholeheartedly agree on the fact that the cooperative sector represents a vibrant and important part of our economy and offers valuable opportunities for engagement and employment, and in particular has an extra potential to reach out to people who are further from the labour market”.

If you wish to send any comment on the study you can do it at the email indicating on the subjet “Cooperatives and Employment: a global report”

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
E-mail: cicopa[at]

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