Homepage
Private areas
Private areas access
An online platform brings information about cooperatives in international development

An online platform brings information about cooperatives in international development

The online platform showcases 175 active cooperative projects around the world. The initiative is led by Cooperatives Europe.

On International Day of Co-ops, how the most vulnerable groups are cooperating to succeed

On International Day of Co-ops, how the most vulnerable groups are cooperating to succeed

This year’s International Day of Cooperatives, observed on July 1, celebrates how co-ops make sure no one is left behind. To celebrate, our member NCBA rounded up some our favorite co-op and producer association stories from communities worldwide that are working together to access markets, address nutrition and keep communities together.

CoopsDay 2017: Message from the International Co-operative Alliance

CoopsDay 2017: Message from the International Co-operative Alliance

Co-operatives ensure no-one is left behind. This is our statement in the 95th International Co-Opreative Day, and 23rd United Nations Day of Co-Operatives

FairCoin activates the world’s first ‘co-operative’ blockchain

FairCoin is different because, unlike other cryptocurrencies, it does not involve such mining or minting systems, which are based on competition. Transaction blocks are generated by what is defined as Co-operatively Validated Nodes (CVNs). These nodes co-operate to maintain the security of the network. This kind of issues about emerging technologies was a recurring theme at the International Summit of Cooperatives in Quebec.

Cooperatives ensure no one is left behind

Cooperatives ensure no one is left behind (COPAC)

New website created to raise awareness of employee ownership as a business option

TransfertoCoops.eu offers guidance for company owners and employees in a bid to boost the model across the EU

Message from the President: International Day of Co-operatives

Message from the President: International Day of Co-operatives (ica.coop)

Spain:Cooperatives have created 22,000 jobs between 2015 and 2016

According to the latest CICOPA report in the world, there are 250 million cooperative jobs. If we limit it to the G20, there are 234 million, approximately 12% of the employed population. In Spain, data from the Ministry of Employment for 2015 and 2016 give an increase of 22,800 jobs in cooperatives, of which almost 80% are In cooperatives of associated work.

A KNOWLEDGE HUB on Social Economy and Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations initiative seeks to complement and enhance the knowledge and efforts of various organizations in these two fields.

Cooperatives- Key partners in the new European Consensus on Development

The International Co-operative Alliance is pleased to announce that after a year of actively participating in consultations, Cooperatives Europe achieved the recognition of cooperatives as key actors in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, with three distinct mentions in the new Consensus on Development.

How should co-operatives respond to global employment trends?

According to a new study from CICOPA, co-ops provide employment to more than 272 million people across the world. Co-operatives active in industry and services marked the International Workers’ Day by highlighting how they can contribute to safeguarding sustainable employment.

Civil society builds agenda on Sustainable Development Goals

With the participation of 156 Civil Society Organizations from 19 countries, the Forum of Latin American Countries on Sustainable Development took place in Mexico City on 25th to 28th April.

UK: Co-op Group to redistribute 20 million meals to good causes

The scheme, which will also reduce waste, will see food given to organisations in 2,500 towns and villages where the Co-op operates

Málaga, in Spain, becomes the capital of new economy this spring

NESI Forum aims to lay the foundations of a new economy which is more sustainable and social, based on values and aimed at the common good. Up to 10 new economy movements will be sharing their experiences and explaining how they are changing the world for the better with their everyday practice.

Challenges for cooperativism: United Nations discusses women’s empowerment

Authorities of the Regional Committee on Gender Equality of Cooperativa de las Américas attended the LXI Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

Can co-ops help young people fight social exclusion?

An interesting report published by the European Youth Forum highlights how co-operatives can help young people face today’s challenges.

Global Survey on youth cooperative entrepreneurship: ANSWER BEFORE 26 MAY!!

CICOPA (The international Organization of Industrial and Service Cooperatives) has launched an online survey for young people. Let’s participate!

Cooperatives of the Americas present at the Political Forum on Development

With the participation of Manuel Mariño, Regional Director of Cooperativas de las Américas and Arturo Piedra-Santa, Coordinator of the Development Department and Manager of the Cooperation Program with the European Union, CoopsAmericas attended the Fifth Meeting of the Political Forum on Development, held in Brussels, Belgium.

“Coops for Development” held a meeting in Costa Rica

Cooperativas de las Américas hosted the evaluation and planning meeting of the global project funded by the European Union.

International meeting gathered Unions to discuss co-operativism and trade unionism in Latin America

Representatives from Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Italy and Canada met this week, under the auspices of CICOPA, to discuss the challenges of co-operative movement and trade unions in Latin America.

No walls, nor exclusions, nor financial globalization

Cooperatives of the Americas issued a statement rejecting the model of globalization controlled by the concentrated financial capital that results in an even greater deepening of inequality and exclusion, and encouragement of xenophobic proposals, while at the same time jeopardizes world peace.

Co-operatives of the Americas joins global forum on agricultural innovation

Cooperatives of the Americas has become a partner organization of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), an initiative that works to make agri-food research and innovation more effective, responsive and equitable, towards achieving Sustainable Development outcomes.

NCBA CLUSA programs represented at White House Summit on Global Development as President Obama signs Global Food Security Act

The same day as the White House Summit on Global Development, highlighting the impacts of U.S. government programs over the past eight years, President Obama officially signed the Global Food Security Act into law, bringing a whole of government approach to address food security needs around the world.

Can fair firms survive in the market place?

“Can fair firms survive in the market place?” is the topic of a new paper presented at the International Co-operative Research Conference in Antalya, part of Towards 2020, the biannual conference of the International Co-operative Alliance.

Be proud of your co-operative identity. Tell your members, customers and community that you are Proud to be a co-operative, get the ethical badge that’s just for co-ops. Apply for FREE at www.identity.coop.

Be proud of your co-operative identity. Tell your members, customers and community that you are Proud to be a co-operative, get the ethical badge that’s just for co-ops. Apply for FREE at www.identity.coop. (domains.coop)

Cooperative Decade
Documento de la Alianza Cooperativa Internacional

The Capital Conundrum for Co-operatives

Guidance Notes to the Co-operative Principles

Survey of Co-operative Capital

Co-operative Governance Fit to Build Resilience in the Face of Complexity

Co-operatives and Sustainability: An investigation into the relationship

Co-operative Growth for the 21st Century

Cooperatives and Employment: a global report

UN Global Compact

Our members anniversary

Co-operatives of the Americas sends its warmest greeting to its member organizations who are celebrating their anniversaries in July 2017.

Federación Argentina de Cooperativas de Consumo (FACC) was founded on 3 July 1932 and thus, it is celebrating its 85 anniversary.

La Segunda Cooperativa Limitada Seguros Generales (La Segunda) was founded on 11 July 1933 and thus, it is celebrating its 84 anniversary.

Banco Popular y de Desarrollo Comunal (BPDC) was founded on 11 July 1969 and thus, it is celebrating its 48 anniversary.

Confederación Guatemalteca de Federaciones Cooperativas (CONFECOOP) was founded on 14 July 1979 and thus, it is celebrating its 38 anniversary.

Instituto Panameño Autónomo Cooperativo (IPACOOP) was founded on 21 July 1980 and thus, it is celebrating its 37 anniversary.

Central de Cooperativas e Empreendimentos Solidários do Brasil (UNISOL Brasil) was founded on 31 July 2004 and thus, it is celebrating its 13 anniversary.

Federación de Cooperativas del Paraguay Limitada (FECOPAR) was founded on 24 July 2007 and thus, it is celebrating its 10 anniversary.

Successful cooperative stories

Central de Cooperativas Agropecuárias do Nordeste do Rio Grande do Sul (Brasil)

The experience of an umbrella organization of agricultural cooperatives in southern Brazil created with the aim of fostering interaction and potentializing members' joint ventures, based mainly upon principles of ethics, professionalism, quality and respect for nature.

Facts & figures

Cooperatives worldwide have nearly 1,000 million members and generate 100 million jobs, 20% more than multinational companies (2012)

Previous data |

CoopsAmericas Newsletter

CoopsAmericas Newsletter is a free periodical e-publication of Co-ooperatives of the Americas addressed to all those interested in or linked to cooperative issues

Subscribe now

View lastest issue

Archive

Advertise your event or product in the most visited site on co-operatives in the Americas. Learn how to advertise on our site here.

My.
		COOP