Paul Nijbakker

Lapland University eLearning Service, administrator

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Conventus Final Seminar revisited

Swedish cooperative members

The Conventus – Learning system for cooperatives project was rounded off with a final seminar in Helsinki. Project participants and invited guests presented the main outcomes within the framework of learning for cooperative enterprises. Here are presentations from some of the presenters: What is Conventus learning system? (Eila Seppänen) Finnish cooperative act (Sami Karhu) Gap …

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Final Seminar

The European partnership of the Conventus – Learning system for cooperatives project will present the main outcomes within the framework of learning for cooperative enterprises in a final seminar on 27thSeptember 2013. We warmly welcome you to join the event in Helsinki, Finland. The seminar has twofold aims to1. Raise awareness among policy makers and cooperative …

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The 2020 Vision, a Blueprint

The year 2012 marked not the end of the world, but it may have represented a turning point in cooperative development and growth. 2012 as we all know was the United Nations Year of the Cooperative. The International Cooperative Association has released a Blueprint to make the present decade one of confident growth for the …

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May we present ourselves: Urban Flow

Members of Urban Flow in a business meeting

Urban Flow is a consultancy and service cooperative set up in Tornio, Finland,by students of Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences. The cooperative has 14 members who each have their own area of expertise. Urban Flow offers diverse services to other enterprises, such as efficiency and product development services, event planning and graphic design for company …

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May we present ourselves: Laxen

The social cooperative Laxen is located in the municipality of Gullspång in South-Central Sweden. The town of Gullspång borders on lake Vänern and has a population of about 1200. Laxen takes its name from the salmon that travel upriver past Gullspång each spring. A salmon stair allows the fish to reach its spawning area. The …

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May we present ourselves: Lärkan

Lärkan is a social cooperative located in the small town of Grästorp. The cooperative has 40 members and employs 17 full-time staff and a varying number of trainees. The activities of the cooperative cover several areas. The cooperative has a service branch that specialises in yard work and light transport. A second-hand shop recycles goods. …

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Conventus Project kicks off

Christmas buffet with traditional Finnish dishes

On December 7th and 8th the Conventus project about a learning system for cooperatives was officially begun with a kick-off meeting in Kemi, Finland. This project is supported by the EU general directorate for Education and Culture in the form of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency. The objective of the project is to …

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