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Learning system updated on project website

You are welcome to learn more about the online Conventus – Learning system for cooperatives under blog heading “Learning system”. First, we introduce the learning system in general, and sub pages include material introductions and access guidelines in English, Finnish, Swedish, Icelandic, Polish and Italian. We hope you find a lot of useful content on our …

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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 Poland Workshop, Cooperatives Visited

During the Conventus meeting in Warsaw, the participants had opportunities to meet some local cooperative societies. They represented various size, age and type of activity. “Społem” Warsaw-Center Consumers’ Cooperative („Społem” Warszawska Spółdzielnia Spożywców Śródmieście) „Społem” WSS Śródmieście, founded in 1869, is one of the oldest, still operating, cooperative societies in Poland and the first consumers’ …

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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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Team Iceland has launched a pilot project on testing parts of the prospective Conventus learning model for cooperatives. Compared to other Conventus partners, Iceland is in a somewhat unique position which has historical references to the meltdown of the Icelandic Cooperative Movement in the late 1980s. Today, only 31 cooperatives exist in Iceland and in …

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Skaraborg meeting and testing session

Testing session

The Conventus project has moved into the development of the learning system which combines material from the SKILLS project with new material into five training modules. At the project meeting at the Coompanion office in Skaraborg, Sweden, some of the material was tested. The attendees, which included cooperative members from different European countries also went …

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May we present ourselves: Götene Företagskooperativ

Götene Företagskooperativ is located in the small town of Götene. Götene has a population of about 13000 and you will find it in the south-west of Sweden on the southern shore of lake Vänern near the nature reserve of Kinnekulle. Our cooperative has about 20 members and the areas of activity of our cooperative are, …

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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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