A second International Summit of Cooperatives next year!

There will be a second edition of the International Summit of Cooperatives from October 6th to 9th , 2014, in Quebec City, Canada. The objectives are to create a forum for decision-makers that come from several cooperatives in the world, provide a forum to discuss and help facilitate networking and inter-cooperation.

26 February 2013

The Desjardins Group and the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) will co-host the event. The Summit organizers believe the event will hold 2,800 participants from 91 countries. “We must continue to build on the success of this first International Summit of Cooperatives,” said Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the Board, President and CEO of Desjardins Group.

“We must build on the momentum, cohesion, confidence and enthusiasm generated by the International Year. With the support of our partners, the second Summit will allow us to take stock of progress and drive the Blueprint for a Cooperative Decade agenda”, added Dame Pauline Green, President of the ICA.

More information here:

Read the the official annoucement of the Summit here.

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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