News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    ILO COOP eNewsUpdate No. 1, February 2017

    14 February 2017

    The ILO Cooperatives Unit launched its eNewsletter on 1 July 2016, this electronic newsletter replaces the previous paper version. The newsletter includes articles on various events, projects, training and meetings related to the work of the ILO and Cooperatives.

  2. Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators

    A social enterprise creating job opportunities for migrants and disadvantaged persons in Berlin

    09 February 2017

    "Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators" is a series of interviews with leaders of cooperatives and social and solidarity economy enterprises (SSEEs) from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives and SSEEs. For this issue ILO interviewed Ms Heike Birkhölzer, a founding member and the Chief Executive Officer of the Graefewirtschaft established in 2009 in Berlin, Germany.

  3. Article

    Enhancing entrepreneurship skills in Cambodian cooperatives

    07 February 2017

    Farmer cooperatives in Cambodia are increasingly recognized as robust organizations which serve to develop agricultural value chains, improve agri-business marketing, address farmer’s concerns and engage in national policy dialogues.

  4. News

    A passion, mission - organizing waste pickers.

    21 December 2016

    During “The Potential of Cooperatives & the Role of Waste Pickers in the Recycling Sector” workshop in Ankara, Turkey, on 20-21 December 2016, ILO COOP spoke to Manuel Mateu an Engineer from the Movement of Excluded Workers (MTE) in Argentina, about his work as an organiser of waste pickers.

  5. News

    The dreams and reality of a waste picker

    21 December 2016

    During “The Potential of Cooperatives & the Role of Waste Pickers in the Recycling Sector” workshop in Ankara, Turkey, on 20-21 December 2016, ILO COOP spoke to Fehmi Celikok, a waste picker from Turkey, about his life as a waste picker

  6. News

    Step forward for waste pickers in Turkey

    21 December 2016

    A workshop “Understanding the Role of Waste Pickers and their Cooperatives in Waste Management and Recycling”, organized by the ILO and the Ministry of Customs and Trade was held in Ankara, Turkey, on 20-21 December.

  7. News

    ILO COOP NewsUpdate, Issue No. 6

    20 December 2016

  8. Interview

    Cooperatives, resilience to crises

    12 December 2016

    The Greek Magazine Efsyn interviewed ILO specialist on Cooperative, Simel Esim, on the role of cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises in crisis response including with regard to refugees.

  9. Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators

    Cooperative housing for refugees in Greece

    09 December 2016

    “Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators" is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue, ILO interviewed Ms Polina Gkioka, Vice President of Wind of Renewal, a social cooperative in Greece. She joined the cooperative in October 2014 as one of the founding members.

  10. Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators

    Association of Individual and Organized Recovery in Local Economic Markets

    08 December 2016

    “Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators” is a series of interviews with cooperative leaders from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. For this issue, ILO interviewed Mr Samuel Le Coeur, a founder and the President of AMELIOR in France since 2012. AMELIOR’s case was presented at a seminar “The Potential of Cooperatives & the Role of Waste Pickers in the Recycling Sector” held in Turkey in December 2016.