ILO's work on cooperatives in Europe and Central Asia

  1. News

    ILO participates in the Framework Conference of the Ibero-American Network for the Promotion of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE)

    31 January 2024

    This network, driven by Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain and Portugal, aims to consolidate a regional group that promotes the SSE.

  2. News

    UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) holds its 46th virtual meeting

    19 December 2023

    On 13 December 2023, the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on the Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) organized its final meeting of the year. This was the 46th regular meeting of the Task Force since it was established in 2013.

  3. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Leire Mugerza Garate, President of the Mondragon Congress and Eroski's Governing Council President, Basque Country, Spain

    12 December 2023

    “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, the ILO interviewedLeire Mugerza Garate, President of the Mondragon Congress and Eroski's Governing Council President, Basque Country, Spain.

  4. News

    ILO COOP participates in the side event on Women Social Economy Leaders at the Social Economy Conference in Spain

    21 November 2023

    The side event took place in Donostia/San Sebastian at the Social Economy Conference for Europe under the Spanish Presidency on 14 November 2023.

  5. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Interview with Ekaterina Dimitrova, Project Manager, Monnaie Léman, Geneva, Switzerland

    20 November 2023

    “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 soli-darity economy (SSE). On this occasion, the ILO interviewed Ekaterina Dimitrova, Project Manager, Monnaie Léman, Geneva, Switzerland.

  6. News

    ILO highlights the relevance of ILO and UN Resolutions on the social and solidarity economy at a European Congress in San Sebastián

    14 November 2023

    ILO Assistant Director-General for Jobs and Social Protection, Mia Seppo, intervened in the high-level panel on the "Plan of Action on Social Economy and the UN Resolution on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE): tools for scaling up the Social Economy", stressing the role of the social economy in promoting more inclusive growth.

  7. News

    UNTFSSE marks the 10th Anniversary of the SSE Law in Quebec, Canada

    11 October 2023

    The 10th anniversary of the Social Economy Law of Quebec was celebrated at the National Assembly in Quebec City with the participation of UN agency representatives, OECD and international dignitaries.

  8. News

    UNTFSSE 4th Technical Symposium: Advancing the Social and Solidarity Economy in Quebec and Beyond

    11 October 2023

    On October 2-3, 2023, the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) attended its highly anticipated 4th Technical Symposium, in Montreal, Canada.

  9. News

    UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) holds its 45th virtual meeting

    28 September 2023

    The meeting, that took place on September 5th, 2023, had 37 participants, including representatives from 6 member organizations and 13 observer organizations.

  10. News

    The ILO contributes to the 2023 edition of the Cooperative Law Summer School

    04 September 2023

    This year’s course took place between August 20-30, 2023 in Pula, Croatia and focused on cooperative law and its relationship to the co-operative identity and sustainable development.