In 2008, just as the financial crisis was revealing the weaknesses in the capitalist system, the Futurscope National Congress in Poitiers passed a resolution to use communication to modernize the image of the “Scop” in France. A Scop (société cooperative et participative) is a cooperative enterprise in which the employees hold the majority of the […]
Scop endeavour to satisfy the individual and collective training needs of employees by offering technical, managerial and cooperative training programmes. Through employment and activity cooperatives (CAE – Cooperatives d’Activité et d’Emploi), the Scop network actively support and accompany individual entrepreneurs in the pursuit of their initiatives. In addition, the Scop network also promotes the creation […]
13 years ago US natives Matt Earley and Mike Moon started working intermittently in the Chiapas region of Mexico. The men were there to support the Zapatista movement underway, but their involvement quickly took on a new and specific form. Seeking ways to improve economic stability, the little coffee communities around Pantelho, Chiapas organized into […]
Just Coffee Cooperative is a worker-owned coffee roaster dedicated to creating and expanding a model of trade based on transparency, equality, and human dignity. We strive to build long-term relationships with small-scale coffee growers to bring you a truly incredible cup of coffee.
1974 saw the founding members of Vancouver Cooperative Radio, CFRO-FM shoveling inches of pigeon droppings out of an abandoned building in a marginalized neighborhood. The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications commission had just granted the co-op a license and the group hurried to move into its new home, a long-unused bank. They replaced dust and bird […]
Although insurance cooperatives have been active in many countries around the world, it is a new phenomenon in Turkey. The Koru Insurance Cooperative (Koru Sigorta), established in this sector in 2011, is the first and only cooperative in Turkey. Koru Sigorta keeps growing rapidly with support of all parties of the society.
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 […]
In the late 1970s Martha Angélica Quezada died. A 17 year old Nicaraguan, Quezada was killed in the fight against the Samosa dictatorship. In 1979 a group of mothers, widowed in the revolution, formed a cooperative in an attempt to support their families. They named the cooperative in honor of the girl. More than thirty […]
A Cooperative of Professional Women Journalists in Valencia, Spain, who promote co-operatives, publish up to 80 digital magazines, and organize package tours to Valencia, Spain, for classes in Mediterranean cookery, golf, painting, sailing, windsurf, kayak, wine-tasting, cultural tours, health spa sessions, Spanish and English lessons and glazed pottery.
Vancouver Co-operative Radio, CFRO, 100.5FM is a non-commercial, co-operatively-owned, listener-supported, community radio station. Located in the heart of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Co-op Radio is a voice for the voiceless that strives to provide a space for under-represented and marginalized communities. Co-op Radio aims to increase community participation by encouraging examination of the social and political […]