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Working together for a cooperative future

In this video 9 worker and social cooperatives worldwide tell their story. Produced in a collaborative manner by CICOPA, the international organisation of Industrial, Artisanal and Service Producer’s Cooperatives and its regional organizations in Europe and Mercosur: CECOP-CICOPA Europe and CICOPA Mercosur , with the help of Cooperar, the Cooperative confederation of the Argentinian Republic, this video shares the experiences, challenges and motivations of [...]

Organic Food Co-op Going Solar with Innovative Nonprofit

The Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco is an oasis. Nestled along the Pacific Ocean is this relaxing surfer town, with a tranquil neighborhood feel that’s unique in the city. For 40 years, a worker-owned cooperative grocery store called Other Avenues has been serving the Outer Sunset community with local, organic foods and sustainable lifestyle products. For 8 years Other Avenues has [...]

Parents build a nursery together

Halandri Parents SCE is a Social Cooperative Enterprise created by a group of parents to address the need to offer childcare services to preschool and school-age children and their families. Its main activities include: Developing an information network with regard to issues pertaining to preschool, primary and secondary education. Developing welfare structures for preschool and school-age children. Developing social solidarity and mutual-assistance networks between parents and [...]

Encouraging savings with an innovative on-site deposit service in Benin and Mali

Do you find it hard to save? Now imagine you only earn $1.25 a day and that the banking infrastructure is very limited. This is what many inhabitants of Benin and Mali, West African countries of 10.3 and 14.5 million people respectively, experience every day. Savings being the driving force of independence and development,Développement international Desjardins (DID) and its partners gave themselves the challenge of developing [...]

An Innovative Example of Social Tourism

In Italy, where social cooperatives have long played a key role in filling the gaps left exposed by dwindling public services, the Città Solare is pioneering an innovative form of social tourism, bringing together the disadvantaged in need of training and employment, the marginalized in need of accommodation and tourists and travellers looking for a good-value place to stay in Italy’s Veneto [...]

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