United Nations International Year of Co-operatives 2012
2012 has been recognised as the International Year of Co-operatives by the United Nations. This is an acknowledgement by the international community that co-operatives drive the economy, respond to social change, are resilient to the global economic crisis and are serious, successful businesses creating jobs in all sectors.

  • IYC Coop’ Art Competition Are you 16 – 35? Are you passionate about co-operatives? Do you have an artistic flare? The ICA are launching a global artistic competition designed to encourage young people to creatively express their views on co-operative principles.
This is the link for the Coopstories project  designed by EURICSE in collaboration with ICA for the International Year of Cooperation 2012. is the world’s first global, digital campaign to spread the benefits of cooperation through the tradition of story-telling. Play your part – tell your story – show why the co-operative model works.

EUCoopCampusThis link leads to the site of the European Coop Campus project. The project aims to improve “ethical” skills of cooperatives coworkers and administrators in the European point of view.