Thousands of cooperatives, mutuals and associations active in the communication sector in Argentina have created COOMUNICAR, a platform that unifies the effort of those enterprises. Now, the radio stations, newspapers, televisions, printing companies, publishing houses and telecommunication agencies active in social economy will work together at a national level. The main objectives: to strengthen the participation of those companies in the communication sector, promote the values and principles of this business model, reinforce inter-cooperation, promote technological innovation projects and ensure that different points of view are heard.
COOMUNICAR, is part of the “Usina de Medios” program, created upon the initiative of joining efforts in this area between the cooperatives, mutuals and associations throughout the country. In Argentina there are over 40 printing cooperatives, many of which are worker buy-outs. Social economy represents 10% of the GDP of Argentina.
Watch here the video presentation of Coomunicar (in Spanish):
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