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Alex Bird is an experienced co-operative searcher and activist. Follow him @coopalex3

Co-ops struggle for recognition in Australia

The Australian April 1, 2016 12:00AM http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/legal-affairs/coops-struggle-for-recognition/news-story/ea01a5d5d3f4880a5c1b20891bbbe03f Co-operative and mutual enterprises still remain influential in some sectors of the Australian economy, and yet the federal corporations law, and legal and accounting professions, often fail to recognise their existence. The Corporations … Continue reading

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Robert Owen Museum is recruiting volunteers

The Robert Owen Museum is a small, independent museum in Newtown, celebrating the life, ideas and legacy of Robert Owen. His ideas led to the formation of the Co-operative movement and he was an instigator of free education for workers’ children. He … 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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Next Cross Party Group Meeting

An invitation to the next meeting of the Welsh Assembly Cross Party Group on Co-operatives and Mutuals Thursday March 19th 2015, 12.15pm Media Briefing Room Senedd Building (Waterfront entrance) Cardiff CF99 1NA PLEASE NOTE THE REVISED AGENDA Welcome and opening … Continue reading

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Cross Party Group

The Welsh Assembly’s Cross Party Group on Co-ops and Mutuals met on February 28th to discuss Community Supported Agriculture and Allotments. They were addressed by Cardiff Councillor Gareth Holden, Nikki Giles from FlintShare CSA and Gerald Miles from Pembrokeshire CSA Read … Continue reading

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Co-operative Press seek new Board Member

      Board member recruitment The Co-operative Press, which publishes Co-operative News, is seeking to recruit a board member.  Co-operative News is the fortnightly magazine and website that publishes news, analysis and opinion from the UK and global sector. … Continue reading

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Co-operative Housing in Loftus Garden Village

Charter Housing, which is part of the Seren Group, is working with the Welsh Government and local people to develop an innovative housing co-operative as part of the eagerly anticipated Loftus Garden Village in Newport – www.loftusgardenvillage.co.uk. Development of the … Continue reading

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Social Co-ops Report from Co-ops UK launched

At a well attended meeting of the Welsh Assembly Cross Party Group on Co-operatives and Mutuals  yesterday (July 1st), the Co-operatives UK Research Report was launched by Ed Mayo, Secretary General of Co-ops UK, and the report’s author, Pat Conaty. … Continue reading

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Co-op Housing in the Vale of Glamorgan

Wales Co-operative Centre are assisting a co-op housing group in the Vale of Glamorgan. They are looking for creative co-operators who would be interested in purchasing 2 bed houses at c. £215,000 in Wenvoe, as part of a co-operative with … Continue reading

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Next meeting of the Assembly Cross Party Group

An invitation to the next meeting of the Welsh Assembly Cross Party Group on Co-operatives and Mutuals Tuesday July 1st 2014, 6.00pm Media Briefing Room Senedd Building (Waterfront entrance) Cardiff CF99 1NA ~~~~~ Launch of Co-operatives UK research report:- Social … Continue reading

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Co-ops UK Training

Co-operatives UK are running the following training courses:- Bristol: Venue: Hamilton House, Bristol, is your nearest venue Tues 3/6/14 – Being a good co-op member – Book now here Thurs 10/7/14 – Effective meetings & decision making – Book now here Tues 9/9/14 – Strategic planning and … Continue reading

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Co-operative Congress 2014

A conversation and call to action You can’t help but notice there has been dramatic change within the co-operative movement over the past year.And with big opportunities and challenges ahead, we must now come together to have real, open and … Continue reading

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Welsh Co-operatives & Mutuals Commission

Are you interested in the future of co-operatives and mutuals in Wales, and the role they play in the Welsh economy and our communities? Maybe you work for a co-operative or mutual, or provide support to such businesses in Wales. … Continue reading

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The Welsh Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission – have your say

The Welsh Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission has published its report, which makes recommendations on growing and developing the co-operative and mutual economy in Wales, in order to create jobs and wealth. The ‘Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission Wales Report 2014’was launched … Continue reading

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Welsh Government Cross-Party Group on Co-operatives and Mutuals

An invitation to the next meeting of the Welsh Assembly Cross Party Group on Co-operatives and Mutuals The Commision on Co-operatives & Mutuals Wednesday March 12th 2014, 12.30 to 13.30 Media Briefing Room Senedd Building (Waterfront entrance) Cardiff CF99 1NA … 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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Mid Wales Social Co-op

A Social Co-ops Development Forum for Wales has been established to bring together all those working to develop co-operatives in the field of social care. This is particularly important at this time as the Social Services & Wellbeing Bill has … 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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