Towards 2020

Towards 2020 : The International Co-operative Alliance 2015 Global Conference and General Assembly Between 10-13 November 2015, nearly 1,000 delegates will meet in Antalya, Turkey, to take part...

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Towards 2020 : The International Co-operative Alliance 2015 Global Conference and General Assembly

Between 10-13 November 2015, nearly 1,000 delegates will meet in Antalya, Turkey, to take part in the International Co-operative Alliance’s Global Conference and General Assembly.

Attendees will join workshops and seminars, hear from internationally renowned keynote speakers, and take part in break-out sessions on the themes of participation, sustainability, identity, legal frameworks and capital.

Co-operative News will be providing news and updates from Turkey throughout the week, and you can find them all right here.

 

  • Dame Pauline Green receives top honour from international movement

    On her retirement as president of the International Co-operative Alliance, Dame Pauline Green was presented with the Rochdale Pioneers Award. The award, which was presented during the gala dinner, recognises the contribution of innovative and financially sustainable activities that has significantly benefited co-operative members. On the opening of the general assembly on Friday ...

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  • Monique Leroux elected new president of the International Co-operative Alliance

    Monique Leroux from Desjardins Group in Canada has been elected president of the International Co-operative Alliance. Ms Leroux was one of the four candidates that joined the race for the Alliance’s president elections. A board member of the alliance, Ms Leroux is chair of the board and chief executive of Desjardins Group, a federation of 376 credit unions and other groups serving seven ...

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  • The 2015 International Day of Co-operatives theme was equality

    What's happening for the International Day of Co-operatives in 2016?

    Plans have been unveiled at the International Co-operative Alliance conference for the International Day of Co-operatives (IDC) in 2016. Since 1923, the Alliance has designated the first Saturday of July as an annual opportunity to raise awareness for the global co-operative movement. Each year, a theme is chosen to reflect topical events. Co-operatives around the world celebrate the day, ...

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  • Malaysia to host the Alliance’s next General Assembly

    The International Co-operative Alliance’s next General Assembly will take place in Malaysia. The announcement was made at the Alliance’s General Assembly in Antalya, Turkey, which brought together around 1,000 delegates from across the world. Malaysia is home to 12,000 co-operatives with over seven million members and a turnover of RM 34,950.98m (USD $8,126.29m). Their apex body, ANKGASA, ...

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  • Approval for changes to Alliance subscription formula

    The findings of a review into the global subscription formula have been presented at the International Co-operative Alliance conference in Antalya, Turkey. A new subscription formula has been approved by members of the International Co-operative Alliance. A review aimed to address inherent problems in the design which would have resulted in large increases for a number of members, had a ...

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  • The value of nothing: how co-ops can help address the issue of cheap food

    When prices do not reflect the real value of products the whole economy suffers, says Raj Patel, research professor in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. An award-winning writer, Prof Patel has been referred to as “the rock star of social justice writing”. This week he was speaking at the International Co-operative Alliance’s Global Conference in ...

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  • The Doing Co-operative Business report: how can co-ops achieve their full potential?

    The first report into ‘Doing Co-operative Business’ has been released at the International Co-operative Alliance’s global conference in Antalya, Turkey. The pilot report looks into how, in order to achieve their full potential, co-operatives require an enabling policy and legal environment that creates a level playing field. It also covers what criteria can be used to assess and compare ...

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  • How can co-ops make the most of the commons movement?

    As commons based production becomes more and more prominent, co-operatives should explore how they can apply some of these principles to their business models. This was the message of Yochai Benkler’s presentation at the International Co-operative Alliance’s Global Conference in Antalya, Turkey. Described by some as the leading intellectual of the information age, Professor Benkler has ...

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  • Working together for a co-operative future – nine young co-operators share their stories

    A new video tells the stories of nine young co-operators from different countries across the world. The video, produced by the International Organisation of Industrial and Service Co-operatives was launched on 11 November at the Global Conference of the International Co-operative Alliance. Working together for a co-operative future was created collaboratively by organisations that ...

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  • International Co-operative Alliance launches global marketing campaign

    The International Co-operative Alliance has announced the launch of a global marketing campaign to promote co-operative identity. Speaking at the Alliance’s Global Conference in Antalya, director general Charles Gould explained how the campaign aimed to raise awareness of the model. “The early co-operators were visionaries, they asked an important question – what if? What if the world were ...

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  • World's top co-operatives grow by 19.5% since 2010 despite recession

    Despite the global recession dominating the world’s economy, co-operatives and mutuals have grown by 19.5% in the last four years. The fourth edition of the World Co-operative Monitor has been released. The findings show good news for the co-operative movement, as co-ops and mutuals continue to grow across the globe. The most notable statistic shows that the world’s largest 300 co-ops ...

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  • International Co-operative Alliance conference 2015 opens

    The biannual global conference of the International Co-operative Alliance has opened in Turkey. Over 1,000 delegates from 81 countries are taking part in the event at the Pine Beach Hotel in Belek, Antalya. The theme of the conference is linked with the Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade, with the title ‘Towards 2020 – What will your co-operative look like’. The first two days of ...

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  • Submit your questions on 'Co-operative Identity' now

    At the International Co-operative Alliance global conference in Antalya, Turkey this week, Co-operative News is hosting a forum on Co-operative Identity. The 90 minute session takes place at 11am (8am GMT) on Thursday 12 November and will cover how the digital space offers opportunities for co-ops to share resources. Co-operative News is encouraging as many questions as possible from ...

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  • Alliance updates guidance on co-operative principles

    The International Co-operative Alliance has published updated guidance to the seven co-operative principles which define and underpin the co-operative movement. The guidance was presented at the International Co-operative Alliance global conference in a session entitled 'Values and Principles: The core of co-operative identity'. The principles address matters of membership, democracy, ...

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