ILO's work on cooperatives in Europe and Central Asia

  1. News

    ILO COOP presents on the role of cooperatives in overcoming refugee and migrant precarity in a side event at the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council

    27 September 2017

  2. News

    A dialogue between Greek and international cooperative and SSE leaders

    27 September 2017

  3. COOP Champions

    Özge Berber-Agtaş, ILO Office for Turkey in Ankara

    06 July 2017

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.

  4. Event

    The 9th Edition of the ILO Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy

  5. International Day of Cooperatives

    Cooperatives help to build inclusive economies and societies

    01 July 2017

    "Let us draw on the strengths of cooperatives as we pool efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda and make sure that no one is left behind," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  6. News

    Promoting social inclusion through social and solidarity economy

    23 June 2017

    On June 1st, the ILO participated and presented in the "Conference on the Role of the Social and Solidarity Economy in Reducing Social Exclusion" in Budapest on the institution's ongoing work on social and solidarity economy.

  7. News

    Highlights of an Interview with Jean Louis Bancel at the 106th ILC

    13 June 2017

    Jean Louis Bancel, the recently elected Cooperatives Europe President, participated in the 106th International Labour Conference representing the International Cooperative Alliance. ILO COOP talked with Jean Louis who is also the President of Credit Cooperative, a cooperative bank in France, and the President of Coop France. Below are highlights from that conversation ranging from the relation between cooperatives and the social economy to the changing world of work.

  8. Spotlight Interviews with Cooperators

    Italian social cooperatives working together for the benefit of the communities

    04 April 2017

    "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. In this issue ILO interviewed Ms Vittoria Burton, Head of Research and Development of Consorzio Copernico in North-West Italy. Prior to joining Consorzio Copernico in 2015, she worked at one of the six cooperatives constituting Consorzio Copernico as Chair and Educational Coordinator from 1997 to 2015.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.