ILO's work on cooperatives in Europe and Central Asia

  1. News

    ILO and UNTFSSE participation in the First Pact for Impact Summit

    16 July 2019

    Two officials from the COOP Unit, Ms. Simel Esim and Ms. Valentina Verze, and the Director of the Enterprises Department, Mr. Vic Van Vuuren, participated in the first edition of Pact for Impact in Paris on 10-11 July, 2019.

  2. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    StreetNet International: Organizing street vendors towards formalization and economic empowerment

    16 July 2019

    “Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators” is a series of interviews with co-operators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work on cooperatives and the wider social and solidarity economy (SSE). On this occasion, ILO interviewed Ms Oksana Abboud, International Coordinator at StreetNet International.

  3. International Day of Cooperatives

    Message from ILO's Director-General Guy Ryder for International Cooperative Day 2019

    05 July 2019

    The 2019 International Day of Cooperatives will be celebrated on Saturday 6 July. This year, in commemoration of the ILO’s centenary, the theme is "cooperatives for decent work" which is closely linked to SDG8. On this occasion ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has issued a video message.

  4. News

    SADA Women’s Cooperative in Turkey selected for the Paris Peace Forum

    28 June 2019

  5. News

    Sharing research findings on the potential of cooperatives in promoting universal health coverage

    28 June 2019

    On June 20, 2019 the ILO co-organized a meeting on the “Cooperatives for Health” initiative at the Biotech Campus in Geneva.

  6. News

    Roll-out of Think.Coop continues in Turkey, now also extending to rural areas

    28 June 2019

    ILO’s Think.Coop training tool has been rolled out in Turkey by Youth Deal Cooperative - Turkey’s first youth-led social cooperative that aims to provide sustainable employment solutions for disadvantaged groups including youth.

  7. News

    The ILO-ICA Joint Conference on Cooperatives and the Future of Work

    25 June 2019

    Marking the ILO Centenary, the ILO and the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) co-organized a conference that reflects on the role of cooperative enterprises in promoting decent work for all in a changing world of work.

  8. News

    ILO contributes to a conference in Turkey on renewable energy through a video message

    14 June 2019

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    ILO participates in international research conference on social economy in Bucharest

    11 June 2019

  10. News

    ILO constituents in Moldova look into the potential of cooperative enterprises

    30 May 2019

    ILO COOP Unit Manager took part in the consultations with the ILO constituents and partners in identifying needs and opportunities toward cooperative action in rural and informal economies.