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Let's try to get both a firm grasp and a large perspective on "regional co-operative/solidarity economic development," and what it has to do with “advancing the development of worker co-operatives.”

by Michael Johnson

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The present paper is the product of a joint effort by the Sectoral Activities Department and the Cooperatives Unit of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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Founded in 1937,the Cooperative Winery of Nemea initially comprised 70 members.

Seventy years later, it has more than 1,000 members and produces 10,000 tons of wine annually, which makes it one of the largest producers nationwide..

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The Media Co-op is in need of new Directors and Resolutions!

The Media Co-op is a coast-to-coast network of local media co-operatives dedicated to providing grassroots, democratic coverage of their communities and of Canada.

How the Media Co-op works

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The history of the Agricultural Cooperative of Madamados begins in 1929 when the olive-oil cooperative named ‘Athena’ was founded. During those difficult years the farmers being financially and morally oppressed by the olive factory owners, united and managed to built and equip their own olive-press.

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The report "Promoting cooperatives and the Social Economy in Greece - How to promote the social economy in Greece through social cooperatives, worker cooperatives, and cooperatives of artisans and of SMEs" was undertaken by CICOPA at International Labour Irganisation (ILO) request.

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The our extra virgin olive oil "Kritsa - Gaea" awarded the silver medal in the international competition "the Best Product 2012" that took place place during the "Prodexpo 2012" in Moscow. Prodexpo is the largest annual specialized exhibition in Russia and Eastern Europe.

The Agricultural Cooperative of Kritsa was established in 1927. Its olive oil factory opened in 1937. Today, the coop has over 892 members who are particularly experienced in and concerned with the quality of their produce and product.

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The Cephalonia Robola Wine Cooperative (established in 1982) collects and processes almost 85% of the total produce of Robola wine grapes. The island of Cephalonia is the most mountainous Ionian island and without any doubt, it hosts some of the most important vineyards in Greece.

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Author: David Nuñez
Editorial contributions: Gerry Marten

A small fishing village on the Mexican Caribbean coast has become a model of sustainable lobster fishing by adopting a unique strategy for that region.

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Welcomes you and wishes to you happy holidays on Lesvos island

Holidays with the women's cooperative of Petra

In 1983 with the help of the Ministry for Sexual Equality 24 women started the Co-operative which now comprises a total membership of 36.

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The Cooperative of Saffron was founded in 1971, it consists of 1,000 members and has the exclusive right to collect, pack and distribute Kozani saffron.

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A new ILO publication presents a series of lessons learned by trade unions and cooperatives in their efforts to prevent the closing of enterprises through buyouts. It provides examples of success stories and documents the enabling conditions that led to success.

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The pivot of EDRA is the emotional and practical support of individuals with Mental Health problems and mentally challenged adults as well as of children with learning disabilities.

"EDRA" is a Non for Profit organization that is providing specialized services in the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities sector in the region of Western Attica. It was established in 2001.

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Fills a gap in legal scholarship. The book represents a fundamental instrument for training and research, especially comparative, in the area of cooperative law.

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"Molino Santa Rosa" ("Santa Rosa’s Mill" in Spanish) was founded in 1925 in Uruguay. In 1999, due to economic problems, the management decided to transfer it into a cooperative made up of 44 former employees of the company, which bought the plant definitely in 2004, through a public auction.

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Armando Robles, left, and Melvin Macklin at their union offices. The two have been fighting to keep their factory open for the past four years. Photo by Amanda Rivkin.

When the boss decided to close our windows factory in 2012, we decided to buy it for ourselves. Today, we are putting together the New Era Windows cooperative, and we hope to be an inspiration for how future jobs can be created in America. This is our story.

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This document was prepared by John Croft, of the Gaia Foundation and edited by Warwick Rowell. It describes the why, the how and the what of Local Economic Transfer System (LETS) schemes.

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Established in 1984, the Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket and Pharmacy is a full variety supermarket and pharmacy located in the Historic Roosevelt Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Its mission is to provide food, pharmacy and other consumer services to its members and the community of Greenbelt, Maryland.

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Businesses unite to achieve more and push for decent and fair working conditions. The Red Textil Cooperativa (Cooperative Textile Network, in English) is a network of cooperatives encompassing the whole of the textile production chain in Argentina: from small cotton producing cooperatives in Chaco to manufacturers of thread and fabric, fabric dyers, cutters, designers and dressmakers throughout the country.

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SI-DRIVE extends knowledge about social innovation (SI) in three major directions:

  • Integrating theories and research methodologies to advance understanding of SI leading to a comprehensive new paradigm of innovation. Read more...

The Oregon Woodland Cooperative is a group of over 70 private, family forestland owners in Oregon. Since 1980, OWC members have helped other members to improve their ability to sustainably manage their woodland and to market their woodland products over the long term. We grow a variety of wood and non-wood products in our own forests, and we use them to create many different products to heat your home (firewood), to decorate your surroundings (boughs, rustic furniture), and improve personal health and well-being (essential oils, bath products and aromatherapy).

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