A workshop session Mondragon – a view from Wales at Co-operatives United will be based on the study trip to Mondragon and report published earlier this year by the IWA. This was made possible by generous sponsorship from the Co-operative Group Membership (Wales/Cymru).
The workshop is at 12.30am on Wed October 31st in Business (Central 5) as part of the Co-operatives United world co-operative forum at Manchester Central
If you have not already registered to attend Co-operatives United please click here for more information. Once registered for the event, there is no need to register for our workshop – its first come first served.
Copies of the report will be available on the day, or you can order in advance – hard copy or download from:- http://www.iwa.org.uk/en/publications/view/216
In February 1981 a Wales TUC delegation visited Mondragon and came away inspired to found the Wales Co-operative Centre. This is now 30 years old and over the past three decades has had a substantial impact on the Welsh economy. In April 2012, another Welsh group led by CMW’s Chair, Alex Bird, and this time including the Director of the Wales Co-operative Centre, returned to Mondragon to witness the progress it has made and to see what new directions might be possible.
Informed by the visit, but focusing on the realities of Welsh experience, this publication suggests some developments that could further embed co-operative ideas in Welsh policy-making. As well as a detailed anlysis of how they develop new business and businesses, these include a potentially transformative proposal for introducing a co-operative approach to the delivery of public services, especially those that currently involve sub-contracting care for the elderly to private sector providers
Hard copy or download available at:- http://www.iwa.org.uk/en/publications/view/216