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The Story of Korean Social Economy – Happiness Sharing Mart

Happiness Sharing Mart Co-operative is the first supermarket in Korea to be operated by a workers’ cooperative. This start was initiated by people who were involved in campaigns against the special law regarding the development of Jeju Island and the construction of the Jeju Naval Base in Gangjeong village. They established their Happiness Sharing Co-operative in 2012 to help create an economic [...]

CONSUMER SOCIETY OPENS UP OCEAN OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY

Consumer society OCEAN was established in 2016 by a group of likeminded people with previous experience in DIY (do it yourself) sector as a local social center for Kostroma region. It provides possibilities for co-operative members to exchange shares (goods, commodity and etc.) without money. This key principle addresses crucial social concerns and gives the opportunity for members (individuals and organizations) to [...]

Reviving Coop Awareness, One University at a Time

In Israel, where the Cooperative Movement has deep roots and was the main driving force in building a modern Economy, even before the creation of the State, one Consumer Coop has decided to put coop awareness back on the agenda. For the first time in 15 years, Coop Israel and Tel Aviv University, one of the most prestigious Academic Institutions in the country, [...]

Coops “In The Village”: the Power of Cooperation between Cooperatives

In 2013, Coop Israel and the Communitarian Cooperatives (Moshavim – Residential Collectives that organize the life of their resident-members according to the cooperative ethos) signed a ground-breaking framework agreement on retail services in the Periphery. By providing quality consumer goods at affordable prices, this agreement empowers small businesses outside urban areas with the buying force and logistics of Coop Israel, the third largest [...]

School Trips to the Slaughterhouse

One of Denmark’s popular attractions, visited by 250,000 since it opened in 2005, is not a historic site or a museum, but a slaughterhouse where 100,000 pigs are killed every week. Politicians, agriculture ministers and members of the European Parliament are among the visitors, but so too are local associations, pensioners and school groups. The slaughterhouse has a long history. The first Danish [...]

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