ILO's work on cooperatives in Europe and Central Asia

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    Cooperatives and refugees

    How workers' cooperatives can help tackle the refugee crisis

    09 November 2015

    On 8-10 November, an international conference in Turkey discussed, among other issues, ways in which cooperatives can help the growing number of refugees and migrants in today’s world. ILO News spoke with Simel Esim, head of the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit.

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    Cooperatives

    Cooperatives moving into the care economy

    26 October 2015

    An interview with Lenore Matthew from the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit (COOP) and the Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch (GED), who presented new research showing how cooperatives are increasingly providing care for the elderly, people with disabilities and children.

  3. Publication

    COOP news update

    29 May 2015

    This issue of the COOP News includes articles on various events, projects, trainings and meetings related to the work of the ILO's COOP Unit between June and October, 2015.

  4. Publication

    Campinas 2014 Social and Solidarity Economy Reader: Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Development

    16 December 2014

    This Reader, was prepared for the fourth edition of the ILO’s Academy on the Social and Solidarity Economy which was held in Campinas, Brazil in July 2014, which offered Participants the opportunity to share SSE experiences from different parts of the world and learn about the contribution made by the SSE to inclusive and sustainable development.

  5. Banking co-ops

    What financial cooperatives can teach the big banks

    05 November 2012

    The success of financial cooperatives during the global financial crisis shows there is a credible alternative to the investment-owned banking system.

  6. Publication

    “Social and Solidarity Economy: Building a Common Understanding”

    25 October 2010

    In support of the First edition of the Social and Solidarity Economy Academy, 25 -29th October 2010, ITC ILO, Turin, Italy