From El Salvador, the Europa Coopera event was held, and the project #Coops4Dev advances were presented.
The World Board meeting of the International Cooperative Alliance was held in Matera, Italy, the Cultural Capital of Europe for 2019 and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993.
Angélica Soberanes, President of the Regional Committee of Youth Cooperatives of the Americas participated in the side event of UN Habitat, promoting cooperatives as key actors for the construction of better societies.
Within the framework of the Partnership of the International Cooperative Alliance and the Commission of the European Union, two mentors of the cooperative sector; Jorge Leal from CONFECOOP Colombia, Douglas Bárcenas from NCBA CLUSA, and as representative of youth organizations Andrey Rodríguez of ImpactHub Bogotá, participated on this program.
In the framework of the Partnership of the International Cooperative Alliance and the European Commission officials of political incidence of the four regions and Cooperative of the Americas was represented in the European Union in Brussels by Juan Carlos Canessa, vice president of CUDECOOP
Recrear International has opened applications for its annual two-week residency program: RecrearMagnify. This 9th edition will take place in Medellin, Colombia from July 14th - 30th, 2019. It may be of interest to those exploring participatory forms of research, learning and change management, especially within civil society organizations working with youth.
From October 23 through the 26, more than 1,500 cooperative members from all over the world gathered in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina to enjoy an extensive program of activities created and carried out during the four days of the most important continental event of the year.
On October 24, within the framework of the V Cooperative Summit of the Americas, the constitution act for the Cooperatives of the Americas Platform for Development (PCAD, for its acronym in Spanish) was signed, as an operative instrument, creating an open space for dialogue between the cooperative organizations of the Americas and the main actors in international cooperation and sustainable development worldwide.
The constitution of this Permanent Forum made up of parliamentarians with an affinity toward solidarity economy in the Americas, with a presidency and a Rotating Technical Secretariat, is one of the big news items of the V Cooperative Summit of the Americas because it will allow for the articulation of efforts, at a continental level, before the states for the promotion of public policies and regulations favorable to the solidarity economy and the cooperative movement.
The Conference Room Jardines at the Hotel Panamericano in the city of Buenos Aires, was the stage where members of the cooperative movement participated in the panel dedicated to the sustainable management of natural resources.
Message from Ariel Guarco, President of the International Co-operative Alliance on International Day of Co-operatives 2018 - International Co-operative Alliance
Invitation of the Uruguayan Confederation of Co-operative Entities and Alliance member organisations in Uruguay to the Fourth Cooperative Summit of the Americas to be held in Montevideo, Uruguay, between 14 and 18 November, 2016 - Co-operatives of the Americas
Message from Monique Leroux, President of the International Co-operative Alliance on the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2016 - International Co-operative Alliance