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What do people know about co-operatives?

Cooperatives Europe took to the streets of Brussels to find out if and what do people of the EU quarter know about cooperatives! We even met MEPs Maria Joao Rodrogues & Isabella Adinolfi! This is the first video of the 3 part series. To find out more about us, visit https://coopseurope.coop/ Music Bensound – Rumble PAINT IT! - Nicolai Heidlas ICONS From the noun project Balance [...]

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 [...]

Singapore’s First Sports Co-operative – Integrating people with special needs through mainstream sports

The first sports co-operative to help people with special needs to stay active and social has been established. Runninghour Co-operative Limited (Runninghour Co-op), which started in April 2009 as an inclusive running club by a group of running enthusiasts, has leaped into the next lap as a registered co-operative, the only regulated form of social enterprise. As a co-operative, Runninghour Co-op will [...]

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 [...]

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