The main mission of CICOPA is to promote and represent workers’, social and producers’ cooperatives at the world level. As mentioned in the CICOPA Strategic Document approved at the general assembly (Oslo, 5 September 2003), the main policy priorities are:

  • the promotion of work and production in a cooperative way
  • the promotion of worker ownership as a specific type of enterprise and labour organisation,
  • the promotion of the cooperative movement in industrial, craft and service sectors.

On this basis, CICOPA’s efforts, focus on:

  • ensuring the widest possible representation of national organisations around the world in its sector,
  • lobbying, especially in the field of specific workers’ and producers’ cooperative legislation and policies,
  • promoting the development of workers’ and producers’ cooperatives and their representative / support organisations at the national and regional level,
  • gathering information and gradually mapping the situation of workers’ and producers’ cooperatives,
  • ensuring a flow of information and stimulate debates among its members.

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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