MCDRN Fall Series: Webinar #2

The Measuring the Co-operative Difference Research Network will be offering the second webinar of its Fall Series:

Information about the event:

Co-operative Development: Findings from a national study
Speakers: Dr. Fiona Duguid and Dr. Marcelo Vieta
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 1:00pm EDT
To Register for this event, click here!

Note that although registration is required, the webinars are free of charge.

Do not miss the last webinar:

Governing Housing Co-operatives: Recent findings
Speakers: Dr. Catherine Leviten-Reid and Justin Ellerby
Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 12:00pm EST
To Register for this event, click here!

Videos and powerpoints available from past webinars here.

Papers Submission for the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Cooperativism in the 21st Century Europe, Slovakia

Visions 4 a Cooperative Future: Cooperativism for the 21st Century Europe & Beyond is an international interdisciplinary conference on cooperativism that will be help December 4-6, 2014 in Bratislava, Slovakia. The event is organized by INECON in conjunction the C-BIRD project and the European Alternatives and International Young Professionals Foundation.

The aim of the conference is to address issues related to the status and role of cooperatives and social enterprises in social and economic development in the V4 countries – Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland within a broader European context (South-Eastern and Western Europe) both from the point of view of a historical and theoretical reflection and from practical perspectives.

The Conference also aims to:

  • bring together academics, policy makers and practitioners to present research, discuss current knowledge and exchange experiences related to cooperative, social and solidarity economy and various forms of cooperative action
  • promote networking among academics and practitioners and further build a community of experts and interested parties for ongoing collaboration, dialogue and research on cooperative, social and solidarity economy and various forms of cooperative action in Europe and beyond

Papers can address, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • the history of the cooperative movement and social and solidarity economy development and the current relevancy and standing of cooperatives in the economies of the V4 and other European countries
  • the democratic and social dimension of cooperatives and their role of in social economy
  • the impact of cooperatives and social economy actors on local/sub-regional economies
  • the cooperative model in rural development
  • the cooperative model for disadvantaged regions and communities
  • social economy and social cooperatives – forms and linkages
  • good practices in various forms of cooperative action
  • factors hindering the development of the cooperative and social enterprise sector
  • financing start-up and existing cooperatives
  • legislative support for the development of cooperativism in the future
  • public policies supporting the development of social economy and cooperativsm in 
Europe
  • educational programs in cooperativism and social economy

The deadline for the submission of papers is October 24, 2014.

For further information about the Conference, access this document or write to: utopia@utopia.sk.

To register for the Conference, visit the Project INECON website.

MCDRN Fall Webinar Series Starting October 1st 2014

The Measuring the Co-operative Difference Research Network will be offering the following Webinar Series starting October 1st 2014:

A Discussion of the Economic Impact of Co-operatives
Speakers: George Karaphillis and Alicia Lake
Wednesday October 1, 2014 at 1:00pm EDT
To Register for this event, click here!

Co-operative Development: Findings from a national study
Speakers: Dr. Fiona Duguid and Dr. Marcelo Vieta
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 1:00pm EDT
To Register for this event, click here!

Governing Housing Co-operatives: Recent findings
Speakers: Dr. Catherine Leviten-Reid and Justin Ellerby
Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 12:00pm EST
To Register for this event, click here!

Note that although registration is required, the webinars are free of charge.

For more information, follow this link.

Invitation to the 2014 WSSR

Workshops on Social Science Research (WSSR) at Concordia University in Montreal from May 1 to July 17, 2014.

  • An opportunity for students, researchers and members of the general public to learn from seasoned academics, politicians and policy makers.
  • Workshops range from one to five days and are offered both for credit and non-credit.
  • Possibility to attend a single or several workshops
  • Spaces are limited, register today.

To find out more about WSSR and the workshops, follow this link.To download the workshop program, click here.

International Summit of Co-operatives: June Newsletter

The International Summit of Co-operatives’s June 2014 newsletter provides readers with the latest news in co-operatives innovations.

Featured articles includes:

  • Implementing the co-operative difference
  • International Cooperative Communications Competition
  • Virtual Visit #8: Petit Champlain Neighnorhood Cooperative

To access these articles, and to obtain further information on the upcoming International Summit, follow this link.

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Sommet International des Coopératives

L’infolettre du mois de juin du Sommet International des Coopératives offre une multitude d’articles témoignant des innovations dans le milieu de l’économie sociale. Particulièrement, vous trouverez des articles au sujet de:

  • La mise en place de la distinction coopérative
  • Le concours international de communication coopérative
  • La visite virtuelle nº8 : Coopérative du Quartier Petit Champlain

Pour plus d’informations sur le Sommet, et pour consulter les articles mentionnés ci-haut, suivez ce lien.

Nous vous invitons aussi à visionner le vidéo promotionnel du Sommet International des Coopératives.

International Summit of Co-operatives

The International Summit of Co-operatives’s April 2014 newsletter provides readers with the latest news in co-operatives innovations.

Featured articles include:

  • Discussion Forum on Affordable Energy and Economic Development
  • Education and Training Toolkits Designed for Cooperatives
  • Using Mutuality to Build a Sense of Citizenship

To access these articles, and to obtain further information on the upcoming International Summit, follow this link.

We also invite you to watch the promotional video for the 2014 Summit.