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487. 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 […]

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469. Valley Green Feast & Boston Collective Delivery – Creating a closed loop worker co-op supply chain to increase food access.

Valley Green Feast is a women owned, worker cooperative that delivers local food to homes all year round. We have been serving Western Mass. for five years and now we’re on our way to Boston! Our mission is to support local farms and small businesses and to bring healthy, delicious food to customers. We prioritize […]

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455. Union of Rose Cultivators Agricultural Sales Cooperatives

Rose and attar of roses are agricultural products that are known and used in each and every part of the world. In addition, attar of roses is one of the most important raw materials that is used in perfume and cosmetics industry. Rose damascane, which is one of the most significant types of rose in […]

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450. Turkey’s First Insurance Cooperative

Although insurance cooperatives have long been active in many countries around the world, they are a new phenomenon in Turkey, only recently given legal permission to exist. Koru Sigorta (Koru Insurance Cooperative), established in 2011, is the first and, so far the only, insurance cooperative in Turkey, and is growing rapidly. Cooperatives do have a […]

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446. How the social economy mitigates the public mood

As many parts of Europe continue to feel the effects of a deeply troubled Eurozone economy, in Poland the work continues to build a sustainable, social economy, with the National Auditing Union of Workers’ Co-operatives (NAUWC) playing a leading role. Back in 2004, the Second European Social Economy Conference was held for the first time […]