International Day of Co-operatives 2015

4 July 2015 • International Day of Co-operatives The theme of this year’s International Day is: Choose co-operative, choose equality. By widening ownership, co-operatives improve economic and social inclusion,...

4 July 2015 • International Day of Co-operatives

The theme of this year’s International Day is: Choose co-operative, choose equality. By widening ownership, co-operatives improve economic and social inclusion, reducing inequality. A more equal society will have a positive effect on the economy, on everyday living conditions and on political stability.

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  • How co-operatives celebrated the International Day of Co-operatives 2015

    Co-operatives around the world celebrated the International Day of Co-operatives on 4 July 2015. With the theme ‘choose co-operative, choose equality’, the sector hosted many events around the subject. Here are just a few of those ... Australia To mark the International Day of Co-operatives, the federal government of Australia announced a AUD $14m package to support farmer ...

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  • International Day of Co-operatives 2015: Choose co-operative, choose equality

    On Saturday, co-operatives around the world will mark the International Day of Co-operatives. July 4, the first Saturday of July, will celebrate equality within the co-operative sector. In a statement, the International Co-operative Alliance said: “Equality is a fundamental value that ensures that all people can reap the benefits of economic and social development. Yet, we live in a world ...

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  • How co-operatives can influence the UN’s development goals on equality

    The International Day of Co-operatives is a “global opportunity” to highlight the contribution of co-operatives in equality, according to a body that represents the sector. The Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC) – an alliance of bodies including the United Nations and the International Co-operative Alliance – said the day presents a “key high-level and ...

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  • Zajedno Cooperativa is run by and for Roma women in Italy

    How five co-operatives are spreading equality in unique ways

    Meet some of the co-operatives making the world a more equal place... Zajedno Cooperativa Ethnicity | Italy In Italy, Zajedno Cooperativa is a story of craft skills, Roma women and a fight for integration. In 2005, the Insieme Zajedno Association set up the Laboratorio Manufatti Donne Rom, a micro credit and training project for Bosniac women of Roma origin, specialising in ...

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