In times of crisis, not all business models work in the same way. Some enterprises face new challenges and base their hopes on strong values and principles. Participation, freedom and solidarity are the cornerstones that enable them to overcome economic problems and make a sustainable future possible. They are the worker cooperatives, social cooperatives and participative enterprises. To mark the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives 2012, CECOP – CICOPA Europe is producing a documentary that will reveal how the cooperative model deals in a global economic system in crisis. In the documentary, this economic reality is told by the workers of four European cooperatives.