ILO's work on cooperatives in Europe and Central Asia

  1. News

    Elective session on cooperatives in rural areas in the Academy on Rural Development

    14 December 2017

  2. News

    Reflecting on the efficiency of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) at the 8th Mont Blanc Meetings

    13 December 2017

  3. Publication

    Use of statistics on cooperatives in national policy making

    29 November 2017

    This report on the “Use of statistics on cooperatives in national policy making”, prepared by Dr. Johnston Birchall, is the latest addition to the work in advancing understanding on statistics on cooperatives and their use in national policy documents and processes. The report focuses on the user perspective, looking to the ways in which these statistics on cooperatives are used in the eight countries studied. It provides an unprecedented view on the different ways in which statistics on cooperatives can be used at the country level by different types of users. It also puts forward a set of recommendations to international organizations such as the ILO to further increase their engagement with their constituents and partners at the national level.

  4. News

    The ILO presents the contribution of cooperative enterprises to the future of work at a side event to the European Social Summit

    23 November 2017

  5. News

    Reflections on the role of SSE in job creation in Southern Neighbourhood Countries of the EU

    22 November 2017

  6. News

    Looking at the past and the future of My.Coop

    23 October 2017

    On 13 October, 2017 Agriterra, ITC-ILO and the Cooperatives Unit of the ILO met in Geneva to discuss the findings of a stocktaking study on My.Coop training package for agricultural cooperatives, with a view to enable more cooperatives to benefit from its use.

  7. News

    G7 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Declaration refers to cooperatives

    20 October 2017

  8. Publication

    Public policies for social and solidarity economy: Assessing progress in seven countries

    13 October 2017

    This particular study is a comparative analysis of seven ILO case studies. In the first part, an overview of the public policies for social and solidarity economy in Brazil, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, the Philippines, South Africa, the Republic of Korea and Italy is presented. The second part offers a comparative perspective of public policy for social and solidarity economy in terms of key instruments, achievements and limitations. Different pathways are identified and four specific challenges related to state capacity, policy coherence, participation and sustainability are examined.

  9. News

    The 9th edition of the ILO Social and Solidarity Economy Academy in Luxembourg

    06 October 2017

    The 9th edition of the ILO SSE Academy took place in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg from 25-29 September 2017. Over 120 participants from more than 30 countries participated in this Academy which focused on the Future of Work and exchanged experiences, best practices and challenges.

  10. News

    ILO participates in an event to mark the 70th anniversary of the French general law on cooperatives

    29 September 2017