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Reimagine the Economy

Co-operatives UK reports on the Co-operative Economy 2017

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Co-working for Creatives

Event organised by BECTU/CULT CYMRU and Wales Co-op Centre for self employed creatives interested in co-operative working. Wednesday June 21st, Theatr Soar, Pontmorlais West, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47, Wales To book, go to:- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cyd-weithio-i-bobl-greadigol-co-working-for-creatives-registration-34236119154

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An Invitation

David Smith, Secretary of Co-operatives and Mutual Wales, writes: Thanks to everyone who attended, or expressed a keen interest, in our 1st and 2nd Co-op Education events, both of which have been interesting and successful, such that we are now turning … Continue reading

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Japan – Wales Study Tour

Co-operatives and Mutuals Wales has been instrumental in organising a two day study tour of Social Co-ops in Wales for researchers from Japan. Mr Koichi Sato, from the Consumers Co-operative Institute of Japan has a particular interest in the activities of … Continue reading

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Link error

Our Eventbrite Booking Form for the upcoming Education event on April 8th contained an error. If you’ve followed the link and tried to book and found it to be marked as “sold out” and were unable to register, please return as … Continue reading

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How do we create co-operators? What is the meaning and relevance of Co-operative Education?

Co-operatives and Mutuals Wales cordially invite you to take part in a Co-operative Education roundtable discussion on Saturday 19th November 2016 (10:30 – 3:30) at Cartrefi Cymru, Cardiff The programme comprises a mix of keynote interventions from 4 speakers, and … Continue reading

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Co-op Census

Co-operatives UK are in the process of creating a National Co-operative Development Strategy. The intention, is to work with co-ops to create a simple strategy that can help us, as a sector, decide where we focus our energies over the coming … Continue reading

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Events for your diary

The next meeting of the Cross Party Group on Co-operatives and Mutuals will be at the National Assembly:- Tuesday 17th November 2015 @ 12.15 Media Briefing Room Senedd Building (Waterfront entrance) Cardiff CF99 1NA Launch of Wales Co-operative Centre and Co-operatives UK research: … Continue reading

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New Secretariat at Welsh Assembly Cross Party Group

The Welsh Assembly Cross-Party Group on Co-operatives and Mutuals Secretariat for the Group has now changed. Ceri-Anne Fidler at the Wales Co-operative Centre is taking over from autumn 2015. She can be reached on ceri.anne-fidler@walescooperative.org or Tel: 0300 111 5050 The Group is sponsored by Co-operatives … Continue reading

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Free .coop domain names

  The International Co­-operative Alliance has developed a global co-­operative identity that ALL co­-operatives can align with and which differentiates us from other forms of business. The .coop domain and Co-­operative Marque are symbols of the global co­-operative movement and our collective … Continue reading

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CAP Support for Agricultural Co-ops

Making the position of farmers stronger in the food chain is one focus of the 2013 CAP reform. This European Commission video clip features a project in Andalusia that has merged six regional co-operatives and more than 800 growers to … Continue reading

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Have Your Say

A message from Euan Sutherland, Chief Executive of The Co-operative We’d like your help in shaping the future of The Co-operative. Even before the challenges of last year, I’d identified the need for change in order to make The Co-operative as … Continue reading

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CMW’s Peoples Rail report featured in Guardian

Paul Salveson’s new book, “Railpolitik” published this month, is reviewed by the Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/social-enterprise-network/2013/sep/30/co-op-solution-to-railway Paul has previously written about the need to mutualise the railway network in Wales in his report “Peoples Rail” published jointly by Co-operatives and Mutuals Wales, Co-operatives … Continue reading

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TOGETHER, the documentary is launched

The documentary TOGETHER. How cooperatives show resilience to the crisis is officially launched and you can watch the full version in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Japanese or Korean here! http://www.together-thedocumentary.coop/  

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International Co-operators Day

International Day of Co-operatives organised by Co-operative Membership & Canolfan Hermon An event to hear about community groups that have launched social enterprises and planning to be sustainable through local trading initiatives” Saturday 6th July 2013 – 2.30pm to 6.30pm, followed by … Continue reading

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Vacancies at Wales Co-operative Centre

 The Wales Co-operative Centre are recruiting for two positions:- Director of Strategic Development and Performance Policy and Development Officer (new post) The successful applicants will join their team at the beginning of an exciting new phase for the Centre, and will play … Continue reading

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Co-Forum 2013

Co-Forum 2013 has now come and gone. 38 co-operators gathered in Cwmbran over the weekend of 22/23rd February to discuss and debate exiting projects bringing together Credit Unions, CDFIs and Community Share Issues See the full report of the event, … Continue reading

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People’s Rail report launched

A detailed research report, commissioned by the Co-operative Party and written by  Professor Paul Salveson has been published with the support of SERA, ASLEF, Co-operatives UK and ourselves.

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Welsh Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission members announced

On the 16th July 2012, Business, Enterprise and Technology Minister Edwina Hart announced the setting up of the Welsh Co-operative and Mutuals Commission. The remit of the Commission will be to make recommendations on growing and developing the co-operative and … Continue reading

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Co-operatives United

It’s not to late to reserve your place at Co-operatives United, the International Congress of the ICA in Manchester from 31st Oct to Nov 2nd at Manchester Central   Full details are booking forms now available at www.manchester2012.coop

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