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Cooperatives are responsible for almost 10% of world employment, new study shows

CICOPA published its second global report on “Cooperatives and Employment”. Based on data from 156 countries, the updated estimate shows that employment in or within the scope of cooperatives concerns at least 279.4 million people across the globe, in other words 9.46% of the world’s employed population.

In solidarity, En solidaridad...

In the name of CICOPA president Manuel Mariscal and the CICOPA staff and its members, I would like to express our deepest feelings of solidarity with the Mexican people and the Mexican cooperative movement, in the wake of the earthquakes that have abruptly stroke your country. We are with you.

CICOPA supports Ariel Guarco’s candidacy to the ICA presidency

The Executive Committee members have agreed to approve and support Mr Ariel Guarco’s candidacy to the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) presidency, and Mr Janusz Paszkowski as member of the ICA Board.

Social farming in Italy: how the social cooperative, Un fiore per la vita, is showing the way forward

In Italy, social farming is an important and growing instrument of territorial cohesion and development, linking agriculture to local welfare. In the region of Campania alone, social cooperation employs 12,460 people and has more than 2,000 volunteers. Full-time workers represent about 68% of this figure, 67% of which are women and 4.7% are disadvantaged people. (Data from Confcooperative Campania)

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