ILO COOP 100 Symposium

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of its Cooperatives Unit (COOP), the ILO aims to bring together scholars and practitioners working with governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, as well as cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE) for a two-day international symposium.

The ILO calls for papers for the ILO COOP 100 Symposium on topics addressing cooperatives and the wider SSE, including:
  • Care economy in a changing world
  • Concepts, operationalization, and measurement for statistical purposes
  • Decent work in the rural economy
  • Employment generation
  • Gender, equality, and diversity
  • Global supply chains, and responsible business conduct
  • Green jobs for a just transition
  • Historical perspectives on concepts, practices, and policies
  • Human-centred approach to the future of work
  • Labour migration and forced displacement
  • Legal and policy frameworks
  • Peace and resilience
  • Skills development and capacity building
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Transition from the informal to the formal economy
Submissions should be in English and include an abstract of not more than 100 words, 3 to 5 keywords, main text of 2,000 to 2,500 words, full references, as well as a biographical note of 40 to 100 words and email address for each author. Papers will be selected by a scientific committee. Acceptance of a paper implies that at least one of the authors must be available to deliver a paper to be held on 16-17 November 2020. It is expected that an edited volume will be produced, drawn from selected symposium papers.

For more details, including how to submit papers, see the following call for papers.