Here you will find stories on the International Co-operative Alliance Blueprint themes as well as academic case studies and in-depth stories. Browse the stories to learn more about co-operatives and their unique features.

International Women’s Day 2013

Today is International Women’s Day, a time to celebrate women’s achievements around the world. On March 8th every year the political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. Since the beginning, the democratic and open form of cooperative businesses was particularly appealing and welcoming […]

IYC 2012 comes to a close

With today’s story of the day from Coexphal in Almeria, we close out our 366 stories of the day from the 2012 International Year of Cooperatives. But there’s more to come on! Watch this video to see what we’ve accomplished together this year and leave us your feedback about what you’d like to […]

ICA Asia Pacific regional assembly this week

The 10th ICA-AP Regional Assembly and related meetings will be held in Kobe, Japan from 26th to 30th November 2012. Says ICA-AP President, Mr. Li Chunsheng, “the Regional Assembly deals with the development of cooperatives in the region and detailing of operations of ICA in the region and formulates policies on major issues beneficial and […]

Global worker cooperative day Nov 16

Friday November 16th 2012 is Global Worker Cooperative Day. The 35th National Congress of French Worker Cooperatives will be held on the 15th and 16th November in Marseille (France). A full day is planned of exchanges and experiences of the diversity of the models and practices of worker cooperation across the world, debates and analyses […]

Co-operatives drive “real economy” and provide solution to crisis

Dame Pauline Green tells national conference one billion people can’t be wrong Paris, France. 4 October 2012; Co-operative enterprises are a lynchpin in the “real economy” and co-operative banks stabilise and ensure against market failures, said Dame Pauline Green, President of the International Co-operative Alliance, today. Yet while more than one million people from around […]

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