Have a passion for co-operatives and the future of our movement? Join us: Saturday 28 June in Birmingham
You can’t help but notice there has been dramatic change within the co-operative movement over the past year. And with big opportunities and challenges ahead, we must now come together to have real, open and honest conversations about the future.
For over 140 years the co-operative movement has come together at Congress to debate today’s critical issues. ‘Co-operation: How?’ this year’s Co-operative Congress, sponsored by Unity Trust Bank, is a must attend event for anyone with a passion for, or involved in the co-operative sector. The event is organised by Co-operatives UK, and the event’s media partner is Co-operative News.
In the run up to Congress, we want to hear what you have to say; we want your ideas on where next for the UK co-operative movement. There are two themes up for discussion in advance.
Pitch us your ideas. They will be debated online and the best proposals will be discussed in main sessions at Congress.
The themes, drawn from the International Co-operative Alliance’s ‘Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade’, are:
- How do we take participation in co-operatives to the next level?
- How do we promote the co-operative message and secure our identity?
You can pitch your ideas below. But before you do, you can read Peter Kelly of Unity Trust Bank on the need for co-operatives to demonstrate their impact here.
Pitches so far
Below are the ideas that have been pitched so far. Please read, vote and comment on the proposals below to determine which should go forward for debate at Co-operation How?