ILO's work on cooperatives in Europe and Central Asia

  1. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Interview with Orkun Doğan, Economist and Researcher/Partner at Yerkure Local Studies Cooperative and Dissensus Research

    17 August 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 interviewed Orkun Doğan, Economist and Researcher/Partner at Yerkure Local Studies Cooperative and Dissensus Research.

  2. News

    44th Regular Meeting of The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE)

    25 July 2023

    The 44th UNTFSSE meeting was held virtually on Tuesday, July 11, 2023. It brought together around 30 participants from seven member (ILO, UNRISD, ECLAC, UNDP, UNDESA, UNCTAD and OECD) and eleven observer organizations (Catalyst2030, CIRIEC, CSEND, EMES, EURICSE, DIESIS, GSEF, Euclid Network, ICA, SSE International Forum, RIPESS).

  3. News

    ILO COOP/SSE presents and explores collaboration on SSE at KOICA headquarters

    24 July 2023

    On Thursday July 6, ILO COOP/SSE had the opportunity to present areas of work and potential for collaboration to staff from Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) at their Headquarters in Seongnam.

  4. News

    Launch of SSE Awareness Raising Package by ILO, ITCILO and UNTFSSE

    24 July 2023

  5. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Interview with Chiara Carini, Senior Researcher at the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (EURICSE), and Massimo Lori, Senior Researcher at the Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT)

    20 June 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 interviewed Chiara Carini, Senior Researcher at the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (EURICSE), and Massimo Lori, Senior Researcher at the Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT). They work together on the Italian case as part of the ILO’s initiative on advancing the Guidelines concerning Statistics of Cooperatives.

  6. News

    ILO COOP/SSE participates to present at the EESC meeting on the Social Economy Category

    12 June 2023

    The second meeting of the EESC meeting on the Social Economy Category for 2023 took place on June 7, 2023. The hybrid meeting included a presentation and discussion with ILO COOP/SSE Unit Manager Simel Esim on the ILC and UN GA resolutions on the SSE.

  7. News

    43rd Regular Meeting of The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE)

    12 June 2023

    The 43rd UNTFSSE meeting was held virtually on 16 May 2023. It brought together around 30 participants from seven member (ILO, UNRISD, ECLAC, UNDP, UNDESA, UNCTAD and OECD) and eleven observer organizations (Catalyst2030, CIRIEC, CSEND, EMES, EURICSE, DIESIS, GSEF, Euclid Network, ICA, SSE International Forum, RIPESS).

  8. News

    UNTFSSE participates in Virtual Side Event at the 8th Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs

    18 May 2023

    The “Social Innovation Experiences from the Social and Solidarity Economy” session was organized online on May 2, 2023 10:00-11:30 EST.

  9. News

    42nd Regular Meeting of The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE)

    21 March 2023

    The 42nd UNTFSSE meeting was held virtually on 7 March 2023. It brought together around 30 participants from seven member (ILO, UNRISD, ECLAC, UNDP, UNDESA, UNCTAD and OECD) and eleven observer organizations (Catalyst2030, CIRIEC, CSEND, EMES, EURICSE, DIESIS, GSEF, Euclid Network, ICA, SSE International Forum, RIPESS).

  10. Event

    International Conference on Statistics of Cooperative – Measuring Cooperatives and Beyond

    The ILO will host an international conference on statistics of cooperatives, as part of the cooperative statistics component of the Strengthening Social and Solidarity Economy Knowledge Base project.